ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 135th day of 2020 and the 57th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1607, the Virginia Company of London established a colony at Jamestown, Virginia.
In 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left St. Louis and set out on their historic expedition to explore the land acquired in the Louisiana Purchase.
In 1940, the Netherlands surrendered to Nazi Germany.
In 1948, the State of Israel was proclaimed during a ceremony in Tel Aviv.
In 1973, Skylab, the first American space station, was launched into orbit.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Otto Klemperer (1885-1973), conductor/composer; Bobby Darin (1936-1973), singer-songwriter/actor; George Lucas (1944- ), filmmaker; David Byrne (1952- ), singer-songwriter/musician; Robert Zemeckis (1952- ), filmmaker; Tim Roth (1961- ), actor; Cate Blanchett (1969- ), actress; Sofia Coppola (1971- ), filmmaker; Amber Tamblyn (1983- ), actress; Mark Zuckerberg (1984- ), programmer/entrepreneur; Rob Gronkowski (1989- ), football player; Miranda Cosgrove (1993- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: The United States paid a total of $15 million for the entire Louisiana Purchase -- a little more than $18 per square mile.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1913, Washington Senators pitcher Walter Johnson ended his scoreless pitching streak at 55 2/3 innings, setting a record that stood for 55 years.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "So what I fear is that new ideas and innovations will be strangled in the crib because of the internet. It's so huge, and everybody can criticize the idea before it even takes its first breath. I can't imagine how horrible it would have been in the Roger Rabbit days had we had an internet." -- Robert Zemeckis
TODAY'S NUMBER: 108 -- Virginia Company members who set out from London to establish Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in what would become the United States.
TODAY'S MOON: Last quarter moon (May 14).