Today is the 171st day of 2014 and the 93rd day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1863, West Virginia was admitted as the 35th U.S. state.
In 1893, Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.
In 1973, Juan Peron returned to Argentina after 18 years of exile.
In 1975, the Steven Spielberg film "Jaws" debuted in theaters.
In 1999, NATO formally ended its bombing campaign against Yugoslavia as Serb forces completed their withdrawal from Kosovo.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Lillian Hellman (1905-1984), playwright; Errol Flynn (1909-1959), actor; Chet Atkins (1924- ), singer-songwriter; Audie Murphy (1924-1971), war hero/actor; Martin Landau (1928- ), actor; Brian Wilson (1942- ), musician/singer-songwriter; Bob Vila (1946- ), handyman/TV personality; Lionel Richie (1949- ), singer-songwriter; John Goodman (1952- ), actor; Nicole Kidman (1967- ), actress; Robert Rodriguez (1968- ), filmmaker; Christopher Mintz-Plasse (1989- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: Western Argentina is home to Aconcagua Mountain, the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere, with an altitude of 22,834 feet.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1967, boxer Muhammad Ali was convicted of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be inducted. The Supreme Court overturned Ali's conviction in 1971.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "For every man who lives without freedom, the rest of us must face the guilt." -- Lillian Hellman
TODAY'S NUMBER: 36 -- Billboard Top 40 hits recorded by the Beach Boys, the record for an American group.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (June 19) and new moon (June 27).