ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 109th day of 2018 and the 31st day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1775, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War were fought at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts.
In 1943, an uprising began in the Warsaw Ghetto in German-occupied Poland.
In 1993, a fire broke out at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, killing 76 people and ending a 51-day siege by federal and state authorities.
In 1995, a truck bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168.
In 2013, one Boston Marathon bombing suspect was killed in a shootout with police while the other escaped and was captured hours later in Watertown, Massachusetts.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Eliot Ness (1903-1957), law enforcement agent; Jayne Mansfield (1933-1967), actress; Dudley Moore (1935-2002), actor; Tim Curry (1946- ), actor; Al Unser Jr. (1962- ), race car driver; Ashley Judd (1968- ), actress; James Franco (1978- ), actor; Kate Hudson (1979- ), actress; Troy Polamalu (1981- ), football player; Maria Sharapova (1987- ), tennis player.
TODAY'S FACT: More than 14 percent of the world's population speaks Mandarin Chinese as a first language. Approximately 5.5 percent of the world's population speaks English as a first language.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1897, New Yorker John J. McDermott won the first Boston Marathon with a time of 2:55:10.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I know what losing does to you. I'd learned its lessons on tennis courts all over the world. It knocks you down but also builds you up. It teaches you humility and gives you strength. ... Losing is the teacher of every champion." -- Maria Sharapova, "Unstoppable"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 175 -- days in orbit for Salyut 1, the first space station, launched by the Soviet Union on this day in 1971.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (April 15) and first quarter moon (April 22).