Today is Wednesday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2018. There are 292 days left in the year.

Highlight in History

In 1923, President Warren G. Harding became the first chief executive to file an income tax return, paying a levy of $17,990 on his $75,000 salary.


In 1794, Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin.

In 1964, a jury in Dallas found Jack Ruby guilty of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, and sentenced him to death. Both the conviction and death sentence were overturned, but Ruby died before he could be retried.

Today’s Birthdays

Former astronaut Frank Borman is 90. Actor Michael Caine is 85. Composer-conductor Quincy Jones is 85. Movie director Wolfgang Petersen is 77. Rock musician Walt Parazaider (Chicago) is 73. Comedian Billy Crystal is 70. Actor-writer-comedian-radio personality Rick Dees is 67. Prince Albert II, the ruler of Monaco, is 60. Producer-director-writer Kevin Williamson is 53. Country singer Kristian Bush is 48. Actress Grace Park is 44. Actor Corey Stoll is 42. Actor Chris Klein is 39. Actress Kate Maberly is 36. Singer-musician Taylor Hanson (Hanson) is 35. Actor Jamie Bell is 32. Olympic gold medal gymnast Simone Biles is 21.

Actor James Freedson-Jackson (Film: “The Strange Ones”) is 16.