Today is the 169th day of 2015 and the 91st day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1812, President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Great Britain.
In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte's Imperial French army was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo after sustaining more than 25,000 casualties.
In 1940, British Prime Minister Winston Churchhill gave his famous "This was their finest hour" speech before the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.
In 1948, Columbia Records revealed the new 12-inch, 33 1/3 revolutions per minute, long-playing record.
In 1983, astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: E.W. Scripps (1854-1926), publisher; Kay Kyser (1905-1985), bandleader; Sammy Cahn (1913-1993), songwriter; George Mikan (1924-2005), basketball player; Lou Brock (1939- ), baseball player; Roger Ebert (1942-2013), film critic; Paul McCartney (1942- ), musician/singer-songwriter; Isabella Rossellini (1952- ), actress/model; Ray LaMontagne (1973- ), singer-songwriter; Blake Shelton (1976- ), singer-songwriter.
TODAY'S FACT: Napoleon Bonaparte amassed the largest army ever in Europe for his invasion of Russia in 1812. At its peak, the Grand Armee consisted of more than 554,000 men.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2000, 24-year-old golfer Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open by 15 strokes, the largest margin of victory ever in a major.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "'Kindness' covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do." -- Roger Ebert, "My Last Words"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 23 -- minutes of music per side the first commercial LPs were formatted to play.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (June 16) and first quarter moon (June 24).