Today is Monday, July 13, the 195th day of 2020 with 171 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest in 1821; U.S. businessman John Jacob Astor IV in 1864; Dave Garroway, a host of TV's Today Show, in 1913; former HUD Secretary/congressman/pro football star Jack Kemp in 1935; actor Bob Crane in 1928; author Wole Soyinka in 1934 (86); actor Patrick Stewart in 1940 (age 80); actor Harrison Ford in 1942 (age 78); musician Roger McGuinn in 1942 (age 78); Rubik's Cube inventor Erno Rubik in 1944 (age 76); comedian Cheech Marin in 1946 (age 74); sports commentator Tony Kornheiser in 1948 (age 72); actor Didi Conn in 1951 (age 69); country singer Louise Mandrell in 1954 (age 66); screenwriter/director Cameron Crowe in 1957 (age 63); actor Ken Jeong in 1969 (age 51); actor Colton Haynes in 1988 (age 32); actor Linnea Berthelsen in 1993 (age 27); actor Leo Howard in 1997 (age 23); actor Wyatt Oleff in 2003 (age 17).
On this date in history:
In 1863, opposition to the Federal Conscription Act triggered New York City riots in which at least 120 people died and hundreds were injured.
In 1898, Guglielmo Marconi was awarded a patent for wireless telegraphy -- the radio.
In 1943, one of the largest tank battle in history -- which happened as part of the Battle of Kursk -- ended along the Eastern Front in the Soviet Union when German dictator Adolf Hitler redeployed his troops to the south.
In 1960, Democrats nominated Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts for president against GOP Vice President Richard Nixon.
In 1977, a state of emergency was declared in New York City during a 25-hour power blackout.
In 1985, musicians and celebrities gathered at arenas around the world to hold a 16-hour Live Aid concert, raising more than $125 million in famine relief for Africa.
In 1992, Yitzhak Rabin became Israel's new prime minister, ending the hard-line Likud Party's 15-year reign.
In 1998, Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto resigned, a victim of the country's economic woes.
In 2005, a judge in New York sentenced former WorldCom Chief Executive Officer Bernard Ebbers to 25 years in prison for his part in what was described as the largest fraud in U.S. corporate history.
In 2008, the U.S. Treasury Department announced a plan to save major government-backed mortgage companies known as Fannie Mac and Freddie Mac with billions of dollars in investments and loans.
In 2013, neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in a gated community in Florida. The case provoked a national debate on "stand your ground" laws and racial profiling.
In 2019, Simona Halep became the first Romanian to win a Wimbledon singles title after beating Serena Williams.
A thought for the day: "Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win." -- American basketball coach Bobby Knight