ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 118th day of 2017 and the 40th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1789, a mutiny broke out on the British trade ship Bounty.
In 1945, Italian partisans executed dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress by firing squad.
In 1952, the United States ended its occupation of Japan.
In 1965, U.S. troops began an occupation of the Dominican Republic in an effort to thwart the establishment of a communist regime.
In 1994, CIA officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleaded guilty to spying for the Soviet Union and Russia.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth U.S. president; Lionel Barrymore (1878-1954), actor; Oskar Schindler (1908-1974), businessman; Harper Lee (1926-2016), author; Ann-Margret (1941- ), singer/actress; Bruno Kirby (1949-2006), actor; Jay Leno (1950- ), comedian/TV personality; L'Wren Scott (1964-2014), model/fashion designer; John Daly (1966- ), golfer; Bridget Moynahan (1971- ), actress; Jorge Garcia (1973- ), actor; Penelope Cruz (1974- ), actress; Jessica Alba (1981- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: Aldrich Ames made $4.6 million selling CIA secrets to the KGB from 1985 to 1993.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1967, Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the U.S. Army and was stripped of his heavyweight boxing title.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do." – Harper Lee, "To Kill a Mockingbird"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 55 -- years between the release of Harper Lee's first novel, the literary classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," published in 1960, and her second published novel, "Go Set a Watchman," released in 2015. "Go Set a Watchman" was Lee's first attempt at a novel, and it features older versions of many of the characters in "To Kill a Mockingbird."
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (April 26) and first quarter moon (May 2).