ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 100th day of 2017 and the 22nd day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was founded in New York City.
In 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" was published in New York City.
In 1938, a referendum made Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria official.
In 1972, famed comic actor and director Charlie Chaplin received an honorary Oscar at the 44th Annual Academy Awards, after a 12-minute standing ovation.
In 2003, Congress approved the Amber Alert system, which alerts the public to child abductions.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: William Hazlitt (1778-1830), writer; William Booth (1829-1912), Salvation Army founder; Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), publisher; Harry Morgan (1915-2011), actor; Max von Sydow (1929- ), actor; Omar Sharif (1932-2015), actor; John Madden (1936- ), football coach/broadcaster; Steven Seagal (1952- ), actor; Babyface (1959- ), singer-songwriter/producer; Mandy Moore (1984- ), actress/singer-songwriter; Haley Joel Osment (1988- ), actor; Daisy Ridley (1992- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: According to 2016 estimates from the CIA, residents of the 0.77-square-mile principality of Monaco enjoy the longest life expectancy in the world, at an average of 89.5 years.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1947, the Brooklyn Dodgers announced the purchase of Jackie Robinson's contract from the Montreal Royals, a minor-league club.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own." -- William Hazlitt
TODAY'S NUMBER: $147.3 million -- amount raised in the Salvation Army's 2016 Red Kettle Campaign. The fundraising program "provides toys for kids, coats for the homeless, food for the hungry and countless social service programs year-round."
TODAY'S MOON: Full moon (April 10).