Today is the 118th day of 2015 and the 40th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1789, a mutiny broke out on the British trade ship Bounty.
In 1945, Italian partisans executed dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress by firing squad.
In 1952, the United States ended its occupation of Japan.
In 1965, U.S. troops began an occupation of the Dominican Republic in an effort to thwart the establishment of a communist regime.
In 1994, CIA officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleaded guilty to spying for the Soviet Union and Russia.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president; Lionel Barrymore (1878-1954), actor; Oskar Schindler (1908-1974), businessman; Harper Lee (1926- ), author; Ann-Margret (1941- ), singer/actress; Bruno Kirby (1949-2006), actor; Jay Leno (1950- ), comedian/TV personality; L'Wren Scott (1964-2014), model/fashion designer; John Daly (1966- ), golfer; Bridget Moynahan (1971- ), actress; Jorge Garcia (1973- ), actor; Penelope Cruz (1974- ), actress; Jessica Alba (1981- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: Aldrich Ames made $4.6 million selling CIA secrets to the KGB from 1985 to 1993.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1967, Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the U.S. Army and was stripped of his heavyweight boxing title.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived." -- Harper Lee, "To Kill a Mockingbird"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 4,610 -- episodes of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," which aired for 22 seasons, ending with Leno's final show on February 6, 2014.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (April 25) and full moon (May 3).