Today is the 155th day of 2014 and the 77th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1917, the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded.
In 1942, the Battle of Midway began as the Japanese navy launched a raid on Midway Island.
In 1989, Chinese government troops and tanks crushed a massive demonstration of pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
In 1998, Terry Nichols was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Robert Merrill (1917-2004), opera singer; Dennis Weaver (1924-2006), actor; Ruth Westheimer (1928- ), therapist/media personality; Bruce Dern (1936- ), actor; Mortimer B. Zuckerman (1937- ), publisher/real estate executive; Michelle Phillips (1944- ), singer-songwriter; Keith David (1956- ), actor; John Hockenberry (1956- ), journalist/author; Scott Wolf (1968- ), actor; Noah Wyle (1971- ), actor; Russell Brand (1975- ), comedian/actor; Angelina Jolie (1975- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: Union members' wages were about $160 per week higher than non-union workers' wages in 2011.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1927, the United States won golf's first-ever Ryder Cup.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "For me happiness occurs arbitrarily: a moment of eye contact on a bus, where all at once you fall in love; or a frozen second in a park where it's enough that there are trees in the world." -- Russell Brand
TODAY'S NUMBER: 21 -- Pulitzer Prizes normally awarded each year. Online-only news organizations were eligible for 14 journalism prizes for the first time in 2009.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (May 28) and first quarter moon (June 5).