Today is the 95th day of 2015 and the 17th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1792, George Washington cast the first presidential veto, striking down a bill that concerned representative apportionment among the states.
In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order establishing the Civilian Conservation Corps.
In 1955, Winston Churchill resigned as prime minister of Great Britain due to failing health.
In 2010, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia killed 29 miners.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), philosopher; Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), writer/educator; Spencer Tracy (1900-1967), actor; Bette Davis (1908-1989), actress; Gregory Peck (1916-2003), actor; Colin Powell (1937- ), U.S. Army general/diplomat; Mitch Pileggi (1952- ), actor; Pharrell Williams (1973- ), rapper/producer; Hayley Atwell (1982- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: In addition to shelter, clothing, medical care and food, enrollees in the Civilian Conservation Corps were provided $30 per month in wages, $22-25 of which was required to be sent home to a family dependent.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1984, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers scored his 31,420th career point, breaking the NBA's all-time scoring record.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I have begun everything with the idea that I could succeed, and I never had much patience with the multitudes of people who are always ready to explain why one cannot succeed." -- Booker T. Washington, "Up From Slavery"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 635 -- number of vetoes cast by Franklin D. Roosevelt during his multiple terms as U.S. president, from 1933 to 1945.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (April 4) and last quarter moon (April 11).