Today is the 161st day of 2014 and the 83rd day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1935, Dr. Robert Smith and Bill Wilson founded Alcoholics Anonymous in Akron, Ohio.
In 1967, Israel and Syria agreed to a cease-fire, ending the Six-Day War.
In 2003, NASA launched the Mars exploration rover Spirit from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
In 2007, HBO aired the final episode of the critically acclaimed series "The Sopranos."
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Hattie McDaniel (1895-1952), actress; Prince Philip (1921- ), husband of Queen Elizabeth II; Judy Garland (1922-1969), actress/singer; Nat Hentoff (1925- ), historian/author; Maurice Sendak (1928-2012), author/illustrator; Jeanne Tripplehorn (1963- ), actress; Elizabeth Hurley (1965- ), model/actress; Bill Burr (1968- ), actor/comedian; Tara Lipinski (1982- ), figure skater; Andy Schleck (1985- ), cyclist; Kate Upton (1992- ), model/actress.
TODAY'S FACT: Texas (152,000) and California (134,000) have the largest prisoner populations in the United States, but the highest incarceration rates per population of 100,000 belong to Louisiana (867) and Mississippi (686).
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1978, Affirmed won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the 11th horse to win horse racing's Triple Crown.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Children do live in fantasy and reality: they move back and forth very easily in a way that we no longer remember how to do." -- Maurice Sendak
TODAY'S NUMBER: 15 -- age of Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds when he pitched two-thirds of an inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on this day in 1944, becoming the youngest player to ever take the field in a major league baseball game.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (June 5) and full moon (June 12).