ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 104th day of 2017 and the 26th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot and fatally wounded President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died the next day.
In 1939, John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" was published by Viking Press.
In 1986, the United States launched air strikes against Libya in retaliation for an April 5 bombing in West Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen.
In 2003, the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium announced the successful completion of the Human Genome Project.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Anne Sullivan Macy (1866-1936), educator; John Gielgud (1904-2000), actor; Rod Steiger (1925-2002), actor; Loretta Lynn (1932- ), singer-songwriter; Julie Christie (1941- ), actress; Pete Rose (1941- ), baseball player; Peter Capaldi (1958- ), actor; Brad Garrett (1960- ), actor; Greg Maddux (1966- ), baseball player; Adrien Brody (1973- ), actor; Anderson Silva (1975- ), mixed martial artist; Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977- ), actress; Rob McElhenney (1977- ), actor; Abigail Breslin (1996- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: The Human Genome Project has aided in the discovery of more than 1,800 disease genes to date.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2002, Tiger Woods won his second consecutive Masters Tournament title.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains." -- Anne Sullivan Macy
TODAY'S NUMBER: 2.25 -- weight (in pounds) of the heaviest hailstones ever recorded, which fell in the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh on this day in 1986, in a storm that killed 92.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (April 10) and last quarter moon (April 19).