Today is the 108th day of 2016 and the 29th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1861, Virginia became the eighth state to secede from the Union.
In 1941, Yugoslavia surrendered to Nazi Germany.
In 1961, a group of CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched an unsuccessful invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
In 1964, the Ford Mustang debuted at the World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York.
In 1970, the crippled Apollo 13 spacecraft landed safely in the Pacific Ocean.
In 2014, NASA's Kepler space observatory announced the discovery of an Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star about 490 light-years from Earth.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: J.P. Morgan (1837-1913), financier/banker; Senor Wences (1896-1999), ventriloquist; Thornton Wilder, (1897-1975), playwright/novelist; William Holden (1918-1981), actor; Roddy Piper (1954-2015), wrestler; Nick Hornby (1957- ), author/screenwriter; Sean Bean (1959- ), actor; Boomer Esiason (1961- ), football player/sportscaster; Henry Ian Cusick (1967- ), actor; Redman (1970- ), rapper/actor; Jennifer Garner (1972- ), actress; Rooney Mara (1985- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: In January 2015, NASA announced the 1,000th confirmed exoplanet discovered by the Kepler Space Telescope.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1951, 19-year-old Mickey Mantle made his major league debut with the New York Yankees.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Wherever you come near the human race there's layers and layers of nonsense." -- Thornton Wilder, "Our Town"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 11,747 -- immigrants processed at the Ellis Island immigration center on this day in 1907, the most ever in a single day.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (April 13) and full moon (April 21).