Today is Saturday, July 6, the 187th day of 2019 with 178 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include John Paul Jones, founder of the U.S. Navy, in 1747; Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in 1907; singer LaVerne Andrews of the Andrews Sisters in 1911; former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan in 1921; TV entertainer/producer Merv Griffin in 1925; rock 'n' roll pioneer Bill Haley in 1925; actor Janet Leigh in 1927; singer/actor Della Reese in 1931; the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader/Nobel Peace Prize laureate, in 1935 (age 84); actor Ned Beatty in 1937 (age 82); actor Burt Ward in 1945 (age 74); actor Sylvester Stallone in 1946 (age 73); former U.S. President George W. Bush in 1946 (age 73); actor Shelley Hack in 1947 (age 72); actor Geoffrey Rush in 1951 (age 68); singer Nanci Griffith in 1953 (age 66); actor Allyce Beasley in 1954 (age 65); rapper 50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, in 1975, (age 44); twin actors Tamara Mowry and Tia Mowry in 1978 (age 41); comedian/actor Kevin Hart in 1979 (age 40); actor Eva Green in 1980 (age 39); actor Cody Fern in 1988 (age 31).
On this date in history:
In 1854, the Republican Party was formally established at a meeting in New York City.
In 1885, French bacteriologist Louis Pasteur inoculated a human being for rabies for the first time -- a boy, who had been bitten by a dog. The youngster didn't develop rabies.
In 1919, a British dirigible landed at New York's Roosevelt Field to complete the first airship crossing of the Atlantic. Six hours into the flight, the R-34's commander discovered a stowaway.
In 1923, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was formed.
In 1942, diarist Anne Frank and her family took refuge in a secret section of an Amsterdam warehouse where they hid from the Nazis for two years. Finally discovered, they were sent to concentration camps. Anne died in a camp.
In 1944, a fire in the big top of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus in Hartford, Conn., killed 167 people, two-thirds of them children, and injured 682 others.
In 1957, Althea Gibson became the first African-American competitor to win a Wimbledon championship.
In 1971, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, one of the 20th century's most influential American musicians, died at age 69.
In 1976, women were first admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy. The other military academies soon followed suit.
In 2013, an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 carrying more than 300 people hit a sea wall in front of a runway on approach at San Francisco International Airport -- a crash that resulted in three fatalities and scores of injuries.
In 2018, historic rain in Japan caused flooding and landslides, killing more than 200 people.
A thought for the day: "Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are." -- Tom Hanks