4/21/2014 4:14:00 PM World Almanac printed April 21, 2014 Today is the 111th day of 2014 and the 33rd day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1836, Texas forces under the command of Sam Houston defeated Mexican forces at the Battle of San Jacinto. In 1918, Germany's "Red Baron," fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen, was shot down and killed near Amiens, France. In 1960, the new city of Brasilia officially became Brazil's capital. In 1992, murderer Robert Alton Harris became the first person executed by the state of California in 25 years.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855), author/poet; John Muir (1838-1914), environmentalist; Anthony Quinn (1915-2001), actor; Elizabeth II (1926- ), British monarch; Elaine May (1932- ), actress/filmmaker; Charles Grodin (1935- ), actor; James Dobson (1936- ), evangelist/author; Patti LuPone (1949- ), actress/singer; Tony Danza (1951- ), actor; Rob Riggle (1970- ), actor/comedian; James McAvoy (1979- ), actor; Tony Romo (1980- ), football player.
TODAY'S FACT: Brasilia was added to the United Nations' World Heritage List in 1987 in recognition of the city's innovative urban planning and design.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1980, Rosie Ruiz won the women's d ivision of the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:31:56. The title was stripped eight days later, when officials learned that Ruiz had started the race just a mile before the finish line.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "When we try to pick out anything by itself we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken, to everything in the universe." -- John Muir
TODAY'S NUMBER: 62 -- years Queen Elizabeth II has ruled Great Britain.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (April 15) and last quarter moon (April 22).