Today is the 169th day of 2016 and the 90th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City.
In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that requiring the recitation of Bible verses and the Lord's Prayer in public schools is unconstitutional.
In 1967, the People's Republic of China carried out its first successful test of a thermonuclear bomb.
In 1972, five people were arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C.
In 1994, a televised police chase ended in the arrest of O.J. Simpson for the murders of his ex-wife and her friend.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), composer; M.C. Escher (1898-1972), artist; Ralph Bellamy (1904-1991), actor; Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch (1923-2004), football player; Newt Gingrich (1943- ), U.S. politician; Barry Manilow (1943- ), singer-songwriter; Thomas Haden Church (1960- ), actor; Greg Kinnear (1963- ), actor; Will Forte (1970- ), actor; Venus Williams (1980- ), tennis player; Chris Weidman (1984- ), mixed martial artist; Kendrick Lamar (1987- ), rapper.
TODAY'S FACT: "In God We Trust" became the official U.S. national motto after an act of Congress in 1956.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1962, 22-year-old Jack Nicklaus beat Arnold Palmer by three strokes and became the youngest golfer to win the U.S. Open since 1923.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "My subjects are also often playful: I cannot refrain from demonstrating the nonsensicalness of some of what we take to be irrefutable certainties. It is, for example, a pleasure to deliberately mix together objects of two and three dimensions, surface and spatial relationships, and to make fun of gravity." -- M.C. Escher
TODAY'S NUMBER: 4 -- months it took to reassemble the Statue of Liberty upon its arrival from France in 1885. It was shipped to the United States in 350 pieces.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (June 12) and full moon (June 20).