ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 124th day of 2017 and the 46th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1886, a labor demonstration in Chicago's Haymarket Square turned violent when a bomb exploded and demonstrators began rioting.
In 1959, the first Grammy Awards were held.
In 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen killed four students at Kent State University during an anti-war protest.
In 1979, Margaret Thatcher became the first female prime minister in British history.
In 1998, "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski was sentenced to four life sentences plus 30 years in Sacramento, California.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Horace Mann (1796-1859), educator; Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), author/activist; Hosni Mubarak (1928- ), former president of Egypt; Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993), actress/UNICEF ambassador; Roberta Peters (1930-2017), opera singer; Dick Dale (1937- ), guitarist; George Will (1941- ), journalist/author; Randy Travis (1959- ), singer-songwriter; Will Arnett (1970- ), actor; Erin Andrews (1978- ), sportscaster; Lance Bass (1979- ), singer; Rory McIlroy (1989- ), golfer.
TODAY'S FACT: About 14.6 million Americans were members of a labor union in 2016.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1963, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Bob Shaw set the major league record for balks in a game, with five balks in a 7-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Let us labor for that larger and larger comprehension of truth, that more and more thorough repudiation of error, which shall make the history of mankind a series of ascending developments." -- Horace Mann, "Thoughts"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 5 million -- copies of Life magazine sold in two days, when the magazine published an excerpt from Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" on Sept. 1, 1952. Widely considered Hemingway's finest work, the novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize on this day in 1953.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (May 2) and full moon (May 10).