Today is Sunday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2018 with 162 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Venus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include poet Emma Lazarus in 1849; painter Edward Hopper in 1882; U.S. political family matriarch Rose Kennedy in 1890; sculptor Alexander Calder in 1898; Robert Dole, longtime U.S. senator/1996 GOP presidential nominee, in 1923 (age 95); fashion designer Oscar de la Renta in 1932; actor Louise Fletcher in 1934 (age 84); actor Terence Stamp in 1938 (age 80); Jeopardy! game show host Alex Trebek in 1940 (age 78); actor/singer Bobby Sherman in 1943 (age 75); actor Danny Glover in 1946 (age 72); comedian/actor Albert Brooks in 1947 (age 71); musician Don Henley in 1947 (age 71); author S.E. Hinton in 1948 (age 70); composer Alan Menken in 1949 (age 69); actor Willem Dafoe in 1955 (age 63); R&B singer Keith Sweat in 1961 (age 57); comedian John Leguizamo in 1964 (age 54); comedian David Spade in 1964 (age 54); actor Colin Ferguson in 1972 (age 46); actor Jaime Camil in 1973 (age 45); singer Rufus Wainwright in 1973 (age 45); actor A.J. Cook in 1978 (age 40); actor Keegan Allen in 1989 (age 29); actor/singer Selena Gomez in 1992 (age 26); actor Skyler Gisondo in 1996 (age 22); Britain's Prince George of Cambridge in 2013 (age 5).
On this day in history:
In 1864, in the first battle of Atlanta, Confederate troops under Gen. John Hood were defeated by Union forces under Gen. William Sherman.
In 1916, a bomb hidden in a suitcase exploded during a Preparedness Day parade on San Francisco's Market Street, killing 10 people and injuring 40. The parade was in support of the United States' entrance into World War I.
In 1933, Wiley Post completed his first solo flight around the world. It took him 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
In 1934, bank robber John Dillinger died in a hail of bullets from federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.
In 1991, police arrested serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, finding human body parts stored in his refrigerator and freezer, and others decomposing in chemicals in a 57-gallon drum. Dahmer confessed to 17 murders in all.
In 1992, cartel boss Pablo Escobar vanished along with 10 fellow prison inmates after they staged a riot and held four high-level government officials hostage for some 20 hours in Bogota, Colombia.
In 1994, a U.S. federal judge ordered The Citadel, a state-financed military college in Charleston, S.C., to open its doors to women.
In 2003, Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusai were killed by U.S. forces in a 6-hour firefight at a house in Mosul in northern Iraq.
In 2009, millions of people across Asia sought vantage points to view a rare 6 1/2-minute solar eclipse, longest of the 21st century. It will not be surpassed until 2132.
In 2014, Joko Widodo was officially declared the winner of the recent Indonesian presidential election, carrying 53 percent of the vote.
In 2017, South African Branden Grace carded a 62 at Royal Birkdale during the third round of the Open Championship, marking the first time that score has been posted during a major championship. American Jordan Spieth won the title one day later.
A thought for the day: "Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time." -- Rabindranath Tagore