Today is the 163rd day of 2014 and the 85th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers was assassinated in Jackson, Miss.
In 1964, anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
In 1978, David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" serial killer, was sentenced to 365 years in prison.
In 1987, President Ronald Reagan challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" in a speech delivered in divided Berlin.
In 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson, ex-wife of professional football player O.J. Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman were murdered in Los Angeles.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: George H.W. Bush (1924- ), 41st U.S. president; Anne Frank (1929-1945), diarist/Holocaust victim; Jim Nabors (1930- ), actor; Marv Albert (1941- ), sportscaster; Chick Corea (1941- ), musician; Hideki Matsui (1974- ), baseball player.
TODAY'S FACT: Assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers' brother, Charles Evers, was the first African-American since Reconstruction to be elected a mayor in Mississippi, in 1969.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1939, the Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, N.Y.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them." -- George H.W. Bush
TODAY'S NUMBER: 28 -- years the Berlin Wall stood separating East and West Berlin.
TODAY'S MOON: Full moon (June 12).