Today is Monday, July 14, the 195th day of 2014 with 170 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include Austrian painter Gustav Klimt in 1862; baseball Commissioner A. B. "Happy" Chandler in 1898; writers Irving Stone in 1903 and Isaac Bashevis Singer in 1904; cartoonist William Hanna in 1910; British comedian Terry-Thomas in 1911; folk singer Woody Guthrie in 1912; Gerald Ford, 38th president of the United States, in 1913; Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman in 1918; actors Dale Robertson in 1923, Harry Dean Stanton in 1926 (age 88) and Polly Bergen in 1930 (age 84); TV news commentator John Chancellor in 1927; football star-turned-actor Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier in 1932 (age 82); political activist Jerry Rubin in 1938; evangelist Franklin Graham, actor and director Eric Laneuville and film producer Joel Silver, all in 1952 (age 62); and actors Jane Lynch in 1960 (age 54) and Matthew Fox in 1966 (age 48).
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 1914, Robert Goddard was granted the first patent for a liquid-fueled rocket design.
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 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 2012, a man posing as a guest at a wedding party in Afghanistan detonated a suicide bomb, killing 23 people, including a political leader who was the father of the bride, and wounding many others.
In 2013, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking out against Iran's nuclear program, called the country's new president, Hassan Rouhani, "a wolf in sheep's clothing." He said Rouhani would "smile and build a bomb."
A thought for the day: "Maybe this world is another planet's hell." -- Aldous Huxley