Today is the 88th day of 2015 and the 10th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1867, the Dominion of Canada was established.
In 1951, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
In 1973, the last U.S. troops left South Vietnam, bringing an end to direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War.
In 1999, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 10,000 (10,006.78) for the first time.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Denton True "Cy" Young (1867-1955), baseball player; Man o' War (1917-1947), racehorse; Sam Walton (1918-1992), Wal-Mart founder; Eric Idle (1943- ), actor/comedian; Walt Frazier (1945- ), basketball player; Earl Campbell (1955- ), football player; Brendan Gleeson (1955- ), actor; Amy Sedaris (1961- ), author/actress; Elle Macpherson (1964- ), supermodel/actress; John Popper (1967- ), singer-songwriter/musician; Lucy Lawless (1968- ), actress; Robert Gibbs (1971- ), political adviser; Lara Logan (1971- ), journalist.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1999, Wayne Gretzky (then of the New York Rangers) scored his last professional goal, bringing his career total to an NHL-record 894.
TODAY'S FACT: Wal-Mart is the world's largest private employer, with more than 2 million employees.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it." -- Amy Sedaris, "Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 27 -- amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (March 27) and full moon (April 4).