Today is the 95th day of 2016 and the 16th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1949, 12 nations signed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) pact.
In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
In 1973, the World Trade Center was dedicated in New York City.
In 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Tris Speaker (1888-1958), baseball player; Robert Sherwood (1896-1955), playwright; Muddy Waters (1913-1983), blues musician; Marguerite Duras (1914-1996), writer; Maya Angelou (1928-2014), poet/author; Anthony Perkins (1932-1992), actor; Craig T. Nelson (1944- ), actor; David E. Kelley (1956- ), TV writer/producer; Hugo Weaving (1960- ), actor; Graham Norton (1963- ), TV personality; David Cross (1964- ), actor/comedian; Robert Downey Jr. (1965- ), actor; David Blaine (1973- ), magician; Dave Mirra (1974-2016), BMX rider; Heath Ledger (1979-2008), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: The Beatles remain the only artists in history to simultaneously hold the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a feat the group accomplished on this day in 1964.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1982, Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers finished the season with 212 points. He remains the only player in NHL history to top 200 points in a season.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness." -- Maya Angelou
TODAY'S NUMBER: 31 -- days in office for William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States, who died of pneumonia on this day in 1841. Harrison was the first U.S. president to die in office, and his tenure remains the shortest in U.S. presidential history.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (March 31) and new moon (April 7).