Today is the 138th day of 2014 and the 60th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1917, the United States passed the Selective Service Act, a conscription law requiring registration of all men aged 21 to 30 who were not already in the military.
In 1974, India successfully tested its first nuclear weapon.
In 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington state.
In 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice and the attorneys general of 20 states filed an antitrust case against Microsoft.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Frank Capra (1897-1991), filmmaker; Perry Como (1912-2001), singer; Margo Fonteyn (1919-1991), ballet dancer; Pope John Paul II (1920-2005), Roman Catholic leader; Brooks Robinson (1937- ), baseball player; Reggie Jackson (1946- ), baseball player; George Strait (1952- ), singer/guitarist; Chow Yun-Fat (1955- ), actor; Yannick Noah (1960- ), tennis player; Tina Fey (1970- ), actress/comedian; Jack Johnson (1975- ), singer-songwriter.
TODAY'S FACT: Five countries (the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France and China) have officially acknowledged capability to deploy nuclear weapons. At least four others (India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea) have nuclear capability but are not signatories to nuclear non-proliferation treaties.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2004, 40-year-old left-hander Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks became the oldest pitcher ever to throw a perfect game.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations." -- Pope John Paul II
TODAY'S NUMBER: $77.3 billion -- value of Microsoft sales in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (May 14) and last quarter moon (May 21).