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4/27/2013 2:34:00 PM
World Almanac for April 28, 2013
Today is the 118th day of 2013 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 1994, CIA officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pled guilty to providing U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later 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- ), author; Ann-Margret (1941- ), singer/actress; Jay Leno (1950- ), TV personality; John Daly (1966- ), golfer; 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 you see it through no matter what." -- Harper Lee, from "To Kill a Mockingbird"

TODAY'S NUMBER: 40 -- languages in which Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is available.

TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (April 25) and last quarter moon (May 2).

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