Today is Friday, July 14, the 194th day of 2017 with 171 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning star is Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include Austrian painter Gustav Klimt in 1862; writer Irving Stone in 1903; cartoonist William Hanna in 1910; folk singer Woody Guthrie in 1912; Gerald Ford, 38th president of the United States, in 1913; Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman in 1918; actor Harry Dean Stanton in 1926 (age 91); actor Polly Bergen in 1930; TV news commentator John Chancellor in 1927; football star/actor Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier in 1932 (age 85); evangelist Franklin Graham in 1952 (age 65); actor/director Eric Laneuville in 1952 (age 65); film producer Joel Silver in 1952 (age 65); actor Jane Lynch in 1960 (age 57); actor Matthew Fox in 1966 (age 51); R&B singer and reality star Tameka Harris in 1975 (age 42); Black Eye Peas rapper Jaime "Taboo" Gomez in 1975 (age 42); Princess Victoria of Sweden in 1977 (age 40); dancer Peta Murgatroyd in 1986 (age 31); Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds in 1987 (age 30); MMA fighter Conor McGregor in 1988 (age 29); singer Bibi Bourelly in 1994 (age 23).
On this date in history:
In 1789, French peasants stormed the Bastille prison in Paris, beginning the French Revolution. The event is commemorated as "Bastille Day," a national holiday in France.
In 1793, Jean Paul Marat, one of the most outspoken leaders of the French Revolution, was stabbed to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday, a Royalist sympathizer.
In 1881, outlaw Billy the Kid was shot to death at a ranch in New Mexico.
In 1914, Robert Goddard, father of the space age, was granted the first patent for a liquid-fueled rocket design.
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In 1933, all political parties except the Nazis were officially suppressed in Germany.
In 1966, eight student nurses were found killed in Chicago. Drifter Richard Speck, later convicted of the slayings, died in prison in 1991.
In 1968, future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Hank Aaron became the seventh person to hit 500 home runs for the Atlanta Braves in a win over the San Francisco Giants.
In 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his country would suspend its participation in the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty, a Cold War agreement that limited deployment of heavy weaponry.
In 2009, within months after repaying bailout money supplied by the U.S. government, New York banking giant Goldman Sachs reported a profit of $3.44 billion for the first quarter of the year. JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup also reported big profits.
In 2014, the Church of England's governing body voted to allow women to become bishops for first time in the church's history.
In 2015, the New Horizons space probe came within 7,800 miles of Pluto, providing NASA scientists with the clearest photographs and most detailed measurements they've ever seen of the dwarf planet.
A thought for the day: "Maybe this world is another planet's hell." -- Aldous Huxley
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