ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 90th day of 2017 and the 12th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1889, the Eiffel Tower was dedicated in a ceremony in Paris.
In 1930, the Motion Pictures Production Code was adopted to regulate mature content in movies.
In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson announced a halt to bombing missions over North Vietnam and closed the televised speech with the announcement that he would not run for re-election.
In 1995, singer-songwriter Selena was murdered by the former president of her fan club.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Rene Descartes (1596-1650), philosopher/mathematician; Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), composer; Jack Johnson (1878-1946), boxer; Cesar Chavez (1927-1993), labor leader; Gordie Howe (1928-2016), hockey player; Liz Claiborne (1929-2007), fashion designer; Herb Alpert (1935- ), musician; Christopher Walken (1943- ), actor; Al Gore (1948- ), former U.S. vice president/senator; Rhea Perlman (1948- ), actress; Angus Young (1955- ), guitarist/songwriter; Ewan McGregor (1971- ), actor; Jessica Szohr (1985- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: Gustave Eiffel designed the interior structure of New York's Statue of Liberty.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1975, Hall of Fame coach John Wooden announced his retirement during the postgame press conference after leading his UCLA Bruins to a 92-85 win over the Kentucky Wildcats and earning his NCAA-record 10th national title.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things." -- Rene Descartes, "Principles of Philosophy"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 2,212 -- Broadway performances in the 15-year run of "Oklahoma!" The Rodgers and Hammerstein hit debuted on this day in 1943.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (March 27) and first quarter moon (April 3).