5/30/2014 9:19:00 AM World Almanac printed May 30, 2014
Today is the 150th day of 2014 and the 72nd day of spring. TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1431, 19-year-old Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, for heresy. In 1922, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. In 1958, unidentified soldiers from World War II and the Korean War were interred in Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknowns. In 2002, cleanup at the former World Trade Center site in New York City ended after eight months. TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Peter Carl Faberge (1846-1920), goldsmith/jeweler; Mel Blanc (1908-1989), voice actor; Benny Goodman (1909-1986), bandleader; Joseph Stein (1912-2010), playwright; Gale Sayers (1943- ), football player; Wynonna Judd (1964- ), singer-songwriter; Idina Menzel (1971- ), singer/actress; Manny Ramirez (1972- ), baseball player; Cee Lo Green (1974- ), singer-songwriter; Lyoto Machida (1978- ), mixed martial artist; Clint Bowyer (1979- ), race car driver. TODAY'S FACT: Abraham Lincoln's only surviving son, Robert Todd Lincoln, then 79 years old, was present at the Lincoln Memorial dedication ceremony in 1922. TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1911, Ray Harroun, driving a Marmon Wasp equipped with the first rearview mirror, won the first Indianapolis 500. TODAY'S QUOTE: "A bird may love a fish, but where would they build a home together?" -- Joseph Stein, "Fiddler on the Roof" TODAY'S NUMBER: 36 -- Doric columns in the Lincoln Memorial, one for each state that had been admitted to the Union at the time of Lincoln's death, including those that had seceded. TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (May 28) and first quarter moon (June 5).