Today is the 139th day of 2015 and the 61st day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, was beheaded for alleged adultery.
In 1921, the U.S. Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, setting a national quota system for immigration.
In 1962, Marilyn Monroe performed an infamously seductive rendition of "Happy Birthday" for President John F. Kennedy, a week before his birthday.
In 1963, the New York Post Sunday Magazine published the first excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969), North Vietnamese leader; Malcolm X (1925-1965), civil rights leader; Nora Ephron (1941-2012), filmmaker/writer; Pete Townshend (1945- ), singer-songwriter/musician; Andre the Giant (1946-1993), actor/wrestler; Grace Jones (1948- ), singer/actress; Archie Manning (1949- ), football player; Joey Ramone (1951-2001), singer-songwriter; Kevin Garnett (1976- ), basketball player; Georges St-Pierre (1981- ), mixed martial artist; Rebecca Hall (1982- ), actress; Sam Smith (1992- ), singer-songwriter.
TODAY'S FACT: In his late 20s, future Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh lived in Paris, where he worked retouching photos.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1991, Willy T. Ribbs became the first African-American driver to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make the criminal look like he's a the victim and make the victim look like he's the criminal ... If you aren't careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." -- Malcolm X
TODAY'S NUMBER: 39 -- months that Anne Boleyn was married to Henry VIII before her execution.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (May 17) and first quarter moon (May 25).