Today is the 81st day of 2015 and the third day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1882, the U.S. Congress passed an act that made polygamy a felony.
In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Beer and Wine Revenue Act, which modified the Volstead Act enforcement of alcohol prohibition and levied a tax on alcohol.
In 1945, the Arab League charter was adopted in Cairo.
In 1963, the Beatles' debut album, "Please Please Me," was released in the United Kingdom.
In 1995, cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returned to Earth after completing the longest single spaceflight in history, at 437 days 18 hours.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Louis L'Amour (1908-1988), author; Karl Malden (1912-2009), actor; Marcel Marceau (1923-2007), mime artist; Stephen Sondheim (1930- ), composer; William Shatner (1931- ), actor; James Patterson (1947- ), author; Wolf Blitzer (1948- ), journalist; Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948- ), composer; Bob Costas (1952- ), sportscaster; Matthew Modine (1959- ), actor; Kathryn Jean Lopez (1976- ), journalist; Reese Witherspoon (1976- ), actress; J.J. Watt (1989- ), football player.
TODAY'S FACT: Professional mime Marcel Marceau had the only speaking role in Mel Brooks' "Silent Movie."
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1894, the Montreal AAA beat the Ottawa Generals 3-1 in the first Stanley Cup championship hockey game.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I would not sit waiting for some vague tomorrow, nor for something to happen. One could wait a lifetime, and find nothing at the end of the waiting. I would begin here, I would make something happen." -- Louis L'Amour, "Sackett's Land"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 45 -- percent of Americans who reported worrying about their weight "all" or "some of the time" in a 2014 Gallup poll, up from 34 percent in 1990.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (March 20) and first quarter moon (March 27).