Today is the 120th day of 2014 and the 42nd day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States.
In 1803, representatives of the United States and France concluded negotiations for the purchase of the Louisiana Territory.
In 1812, Louisiana was admitted as the 18th U.S. state.
In 1945, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide as Soviet troops approached his bunker in Berlin, Germany.
In 1975, Saigon, capitol of South Vietnam, fell to communist forces, effectively ending the Vietnam War.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Eve Arden (1908-1990), actress; Johnny Horton (1925-1960), musician; Cloris Leachman (1926- ), actress; Willie Nelson (1933- ), singer-songwriter; Isiah Thomas (1961- ), basketball player; Johnny Galecki (1975- ), actor; Kirsten Dunst (1982- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: After George Washington died in 1799, his wife, Martha, burned all of the letters the two had exchanged to ensure they would remain private.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1993, an obsessed fan of tennis star Steffi Graf stabbed her 19-year-old rival, Monica Seles, at a tournament match in Hamburg, Germany.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play." -- Willie Nelson, "The Tao of Willie"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 827,192 -- square miles that the United States took possession of in the Louisiana Purchase, at a cost of less than 3 cents per acre.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (April 28) and first quarter moon (May 6).