Today is the 168th day of 2015 and the 90th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City.
In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that requiring the recitation of Bible verses and the Lord's Prayer in public schools is unconstitutional.
In 1967, the People's Republic of China carried out its first successful test of a thermonuclear bomb.
In 1972, five people were arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C.
In 1994, a televised police chase ended in the arrest of O.J. Simpson for the murders of his ex-wife and her friend.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), composer; M.C. Escher (1898-1972), artist; Ralph Bellamy (1904-1991), actor; Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch (1923-2004), football player; Newt Gingrich (1943- ), U.S. politician; Barry Manilow (1943- ), singer-songwriter; Thomas Haden Church (1960- ), actor; Greg Kinnear (1963- ), actor; Will Forte (1970- ), actor; Venus Williams (1980- ), tennis player; Chris Weidman (1984- ), mixed martial artist; Kendrick Lamar (1987- ), rapper.
TODAY'S FACT: "In God We Trust" became the official U.S. national motto after an act of Congress in 1956.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1962, 22-year-old Jack Nicklaus beat Arnold Palmer by three strokes and became the youngest golfer to win the U.S. Open since 1923.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "The result of the struggle between the thought and the ability to express it, between dream and reality, is seldom more than a compromise or an approximation." -- M.C. Escher
TODAY'S NUMBER: 4 -- months it took to reassemble the Statue of Liberty upon its arrival from France in 1885. It was shipped to the United States in 350 pieces.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (June 16) and first quarter moon (June 24).