Today is the 94th day of 2016 and the 15th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1865, Union forces captured Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy.
In 1882, American outlaw Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford, a member of James' own gang who hoped to earn a state reward.
In 1948, President Harry Truman signed into law the Marshall Plan aid bill, which was designed to help rebuild war-torn Europe.
In 1996, "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski was arrested at his cabin near Lincoln, Montana.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Washington Irving (1783-1859), writer; Marlon Brando (1924-2004), actor; Doris Day (1924- ), singer/actress; Gus Grissom (1926-1967), astronaut; Jane Goodall, (1934- ), primatologist; Wayne Newton (1942- ), singer; Sandra Boynton (1953- ), children's author; Alec Baldwin (1958- ), actor; David Hyde Pierce (1959- ), actor; Eddie Murphy (1961- ), actor/comedian; Adam Scott (1973- ), actor; Jared Allen (1982- ), football player; Cobie Smulders (1982- ), actress; Amanda Bynes (1986- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: Besides writing the classic tales "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," Washington Irving is also credited with coining the terms "Knickerbocker," "Gotham City" and "the almighty dollar."
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1988, Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins won the NHL's Art Ross trophy as the league's top scorer, ending Wayne Gretzky's streak of consecutive scoring titles at seven.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun." -- Jane Goodall
TODAY'S NUMBER: $10,000 -- reward offered by Missouri Governor Thomas Crittenden in 1881 for the capture of Jesse James. After being sentenced to death for first-degree murder in the killing of James, Robert Ford and his brother, Charles, received a full pardon and were awarded $500.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (March 31) and new moon (April 7).