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6/10/2013 11:35:00 AM
World Almanac for June 10

Today is the 161st day of 2013 and the 83rd day of spring.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1935, Dr. Robert Smith and Bill Wilson founded Alcoholics Anonymous.

In 1967, Israel and Syria agreed to a cease-fire, ending the Six-Day War.

In 2003, NASA launched the Mars exploration rover Spirit from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

In 2007, HBO aired the final episode of the critically acclaimed series "The Sopranos."

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Prince Philip (1921- ), husband of Queen Elizabeth II; Judy Garland (1922-1969), actress/singer; Maurice Sendak (1928-2012), author/illustrator; John Edwards (1953- ), politician; Eliot Spitzer (1959- ), politician; Jeanne Tripplehorn (1963- ), actress; Elizabeth Hurley (1965- ), model/actress; Bobby Jindal (1971- ), politician; Tara Lipinski (1982- ), figure skater; Andy Schleck (1985- ), cyclist; Kate Upton (1992- ), model/actress.

TODAY'S FACT: Texas (152,000) and California (134,000) have the largest prisoner populations in the United States.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1978, Affirmed won horse racing's Triple Crown. No horse has won the Triple Crown since.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "You cannot write for children. They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them." -- Maurice Sendak

TODAY'S NUMBER: 15 -- age of Joe Nuxhall when he pitched two-thirds of an inning for the Cincinnati Reds on this day in 1944. Nuxhall remains the youngest player to ever play in a major league baseball game.

TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (June 8) and first quarter moon (June 16).

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