ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 112th day of 2017 and the 34th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1889, the Oklahoma Land Rush began as thousands of settlers were allowed into the state to claim land at high noon.
In 1954, live television broadcasting of the U.S. Senate's Army-McCarthy hearings began.
In 1970, an estimated 20 million Americans participated in nationwide demonstrations marking the first Earth Day.
In 2000, federal agents seized 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez from his relatives' house in Miami to return him to his father in Cuba.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Henry Fielding (1707-1754), author/playwright; Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), philosopher; Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), Soviet leader; J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967), physicist; Charles Mingus (1922-1979), jazz musician; Bettie Page (1923-2008), model/actress; Aaron Spelling (1923-2006), screenwriter/producer; Glen Campbell (1936- ), singer-songwriter; Jack Nicholson (1937- ), actor; Steve Fossett (1944-2007), aviator; John Waters (1946- ), filmmaker; Peter Frampton (1950- ), singer-songwriter; Jeffrey Dean Morgan (1966- ), actor; Amber Heard (1986- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: The Senate's Army-McCarthy hearings were the first nationally televised congressional inquiry.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2004, former professional football player Pat Tillman was killed by friendly fire while serving as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee." -- Immanuel Kant
TODAY'S NUMBER: 8.6 -- percentage of Oklahoma's population that is Native American, according to the 2010 U.S. census.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (April 19) and new moon (April 26).