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6/5/2014 10:48:00 AM
World Almanac printed June 5, 2014

Today is the 156th day of 2014 and the 78th day of spring.
 
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1947, Secretary of State George Marshall proposed the Marshall Plan for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
In 1956, Elvis Presley gave his famous hip-shaking performance of "Hound Dog" on "The Milton Berle Show."
In 1968, U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was fatally shot by Sirhan Sirhan at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
In 2004, former President Ronald Reagan died at age 93.
 
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Adam Smith (1723-1790), economist/philosopher; John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), economist; Richard Scarry (1919-1994), children's author; Bill Moyers (1934- ), TV journalist/author; Spalding Gray (1941-2004), actor/writer; Robert Kraft (1941- ), businessman; Ken Follett (1949- ), author; Suze Orman (1951- ), financial adviser/author; Kenny G (1956- ), musician; Jeff Garlin (1962- ), actor/comedian; Rick Riordan (1964- ), author; Ron Livingston (1967- ), actor; Mark Wahlberg (1971- ), actor; Pete Wentz (1979- ), singer-songwriter.
 
TODAY'S FACT: The Alzheimer's Association estimates that 5.2 million Americans (5 million of whom are age 65 or older) are living with Alzheimer's disease.
 
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1993, Julie Krone rode Colonial Affair to victory in the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first female jockey ever to win a Triple Crown race.
 
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking." -- John Maynard Keynes
 
TODAY'S NUMBER: 20 -- approximate percentage of the Israeli population that is Arab.
 
TODAY'S MOON: First quarter moon (June 5).


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