Today is the 147th day of 2016 and the 68th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1865, the last Confederate forces fighting the Civil War surrendered in Galveston, Texas.
In 1868, the Senate failed for the second time by only one vote to convict President Andrew Johnson in his impeachment trial, resulting in his acquittal.
In 1923, the first 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race began near the town of Le Mans, France.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
In 1994, President Bill Clinton renewed China's Most Favored Nation trade status.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Al Jolson (1886-1950), singer/actor; Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), photographer; John Wayne (1907-1979), actor; Peggy Lee (1920-2002), singer-songwriter/actor; Miles Davis (1926-1991), jazz musician; Stevie Nicks (1948- ), singer-songwriter; Sally Ride (1951-2012), astronaut; Lenny Kravitz (1964- ), singer-songwriter; Helena Bonham Carter (1966- ), actress; Matt Stone (1971- ), screenwriter/TV producer.
TODAY'S FACT: Only two U.S. presidents in history went on to serve in Congress after holding the nation's highest office: John Quincy Adams and Andrew Johnson.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1959, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Harvey Haddix pitched the longest perfect game in history -- 12 innings -- only to lose 1-0 in the 13th.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "(My parents) never doubted me for a second. So I said to them, 'I'm going to spend my life writing poems, turning them into music that will affect people and touch their hearts. I'm going to write the songs that people can't write for themselves.'" -- Stevie Nicks
TODAY'S NUMBER: 28,231 -- parole passes given to Confederate soldiers by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant after their 1865 surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (May 21) and last quarter moon (May 29).