Today is the 159th day of 2014 and the 81st day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1789, James Madison, then a member of the House of Representatives, proposed the Bill of Rights to Congress.
In 1949, George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" was published.
In 1968, James Earl Ray, who was suspected of assassinating Martin Luther King Jr., was arrested in London.
In 1982, President Ronald Reagan became the first U.S. president to address a joint session of the British Parliament.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Robert Schumann (1810-1856), composer; Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), architect; Francis Crick (1916-2004), biophysicist; Barbara Bush (1925- ), former first lady; Jerry Stiller (1927- ), comedian/actor; Joan Rivers (1933- ), comedian/actress; Tim Berners-Lee (1955- ), World Wide Web inventor; Scott Adams (1957- ), cartoonist; Julianna Margulies (1966- ), actress; Kanye West (1977- ), rapper/producer; Kim Clijsters (1983- ), tennis player.
TODAY'S FACT: Between 1980 and 2010, the percentage of the U.S. population that was foreign-born grew from 6.2 percent to 12.9 percent.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1966, the National Football League and the American Football League announced their merger as the NFL, with American and National conferences.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other." -- Frank Lloyd Wright
TODAY'S NUMBER: 65 -- congressmen who served in the first session of the House of Representatives (1789-1791).
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (June 5) and full moon (June 12).