ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 93rd day of 2017 and the 15th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1865, Union forces captured Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy.
In 1882, American outlaw Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford, a member of James' own gang who hoped to earn a state reward.
In 1948, President Harry Truman signed into law the Marshall Plan aid bill, which was designed to help rebuild war-torn Europe.
In 1996, "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski was arrested at his cabin near Lincoln, Montana.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Washington Irving (1783-1859), writer; Marlon Brando (1924-2004), actor; Doris Day (1924- ), singer/actress; Gus Grissom (1926-1967), astronaut; Jane Goodall (1934- ), primatologist; Wayne Newton (1942- ), singer; Alec Baldwin (1958- ), actor; David Hyde Pierce (1959- ), actor; Eddie Murphy (1961- ), actor/comedian; Adam Scott (1973- ), actor; Cobie Smulders (1982- ), actress; Amanda Bynes (1986- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: After Marlon Brando returned his script for "On the Waterfront" twice, Frank Sinatra was cast in the lead role. Brando was ultimately convinced to star and went on to win an Oscar for his iconic performance.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1988, Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins won the NHL's Art Ross trophy as the league's top scorer, ending Wayne Gretzky's streak of consecutive scoring titles at seven.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "How convenient it would be to many of our great men and great families of doubtful origin, could they have the privilege of the heroes of yore, who, whenever their origin was involved in obscurity, modestly announced themselves descended from a god." – Washington Irving, "Knickerbocker’s History of New York"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 214,488 -- offshore entities (used as tax havens) revealed in the "Panama Papers," a massive leak of financial and legal documents first published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on this day in 2016.
TODAY'S MOON: First quarter moon (April 3).