Today is the 152nd day of 2014 and the 74th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1792, Kentucky was admitted as the 15th U.S. state.
In 1796, Tennessee was admitted as the 16th U.S. state.
In 1980, the Cable News Network (CNN) began broadcasting.
In 2009, General Motors Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Brigham Young (1801-1877), religious leader; Andy Griffith (1926-2012), actor; Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), actress; Pat Boone (1934- ), singer-songwriter; Morgan Freeman (1937- ), actor; Brian Cox (1946- ), actor; Ronnie Wood (1947- ), guitarist; Powers Boothe (1948- ), actor; Heidi Klum (1973- ), model/TV personality; Alanis Morissette (1974- ), singer-songwriter; Amy Schumer (1981- ), comedian; Justine Henin (1982- ), tennis player.
TODAY'S FACT: The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," released on this day in 1967, was the first rock album to win a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1925, Lou Gehrig pinch-hit for the New York Yankees, marking the first game in Gehrig's record-setting streak of 2,130 consecutive games played.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world." -- Marilyn Monroe
TODAY'S NUMBER: 100.1 million -- approximate number of American cable subscribers who receive CNN, a reach surpassed by only seven other networks.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (May 28) and first quarter moon (June 5).