Today is the 121st day of 2016 and the 42nd day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States.
In 1803, representatives of the United States and France concluded negotiations for the purchase of the Louisiana Territory.
In 1812, Louisiana was admitted as the 18th U.S. state.
In 1945, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide as Soviet troops approached his bunker in Berlin, Germany.
In 1975, Saigon, capital of South Vietnam, fell to communist forces, effectively ending the Vietnam War.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), mathematician; Eve Arden (1908-1990), actress; Roger Easton (1921-2014), GPS co-inventor; Johnny Horton (1925-1960), musician; Cloris Leachman (1926- ), actress; Gary Collins (1938-2012), actor/talk show host; Isiah Thomas (1961- ), basketball player; Johnny Galecki (1975- ), actor; Kirsten Dunst (1982- ), actress; Gal Gadot (1985- ), model/actress.
TODAY'S FACT: After George Washington died in 1799, his wife, Martha, burned all of the letters the two had exchanged to ensure they would remain private.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1993, an obsessed fan of tennis star Steffi Graf stabbed her 19-year-old rival, Monica Seles, at a tournament match in Hamburg, Germany.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "There is in this world a joy of the intellect, which finds satisfaction in science, and a joy of the heart, which manifests itself above all in the aid men give one another against the troubles and trials of life." -- Carl Friedrich Gauss
TODAY'S NUMBER: 827,192 -- square miles that the United States took possession of in the Louisiana Purchase, at a cost of less than 3 cents per acre.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (April 29) and new moon (May 6).