ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 131st day of 2017 and the 53rd day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1858, Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.
In 1894, the Pullman Strike began, involving more than 3,000 Chicago railroad car plant workers.
In 1987, Klaus Barbie faced trial in Lyon, France, for crimes against humanity committed during World War II.
In 1997, the IBM chess-playing computer Deep Blue defeated world champion Garry Kasparov with two wins, one loss and three draws in a six-game match.
In 1998, the first euro coins were minted in France.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Irving Berlin (1888-1989), composer; Margaret Rutherford (1892-1972), actress; Martha Graham (1894-1991), dancer/choreographer; Salvador Dali (1904-1989), painter; Mike Lupica (1952- ), sportswriter; John Clayton (1954- ), sportswriter; Natasha Richardson (1963-2009), actress; Tim Blake Nelson (1964- ), actor; Cory Monteith (1982-2013), actor; Cam Newton (1989- ), football player.
TODAY'S FACT: The 2 euro coin is the highest-valued euro coin, and it is the only one with writing on its edge. Each country has its own design for the edge writing on its 2 euro coin.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1996, a blizzard on Mount Everest led to the deaths of eight people during summit attempts. The event was depicted in the 2015 film "Everest."
TODAY'S QUOTE: "The ones who tell you not to fight are the ones you should fear the most." -- Mike Lupica, "Hero"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 150,000 -- members of the American Railway Union who became involved in the Pullman Strike of 1894 as it spread across the United States.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (May 10) and last quarter moon (May 18).