Today is Wednesday, July 22, the 204th day of 2020 with 162 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune and Saturn.
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 97); fashion designer Oscar de la Renta in 1932; actor Louise Fletcher in 1934 (age 86); actor Terence Stamp in 1938 (age 82); Jeopardy! game show host Alex Trebek in 1940 (age 80); actor/singer Bobby Sherman in 1943 (age 77); actor Danny Glover in 1946 (age 74); comedian/actor Albert Brooks in 1947 (age 73); musician Don Henley in 1947 (age 73); author S.E. Hinton in 1948 (age 72); composer Alan Menken in 1949 (age 71); actor Willem Dafoe in 1955 (age 65); R&B singer Keith Sweat in 1961 (age 59); comedian John Leguizamo in 1964 (age 56); comedian David Spade in 1964 (age 56); actor Colin Ferguson in 1972 (age 48); actor Jaime Camil in 1973 (age 47); singer Rufus Wainwright in 1973 (age 47); actor A.J. Cook in 1978 (age 42); actor Keegan Allen in 1989 (age 31); actor/singer Selena Gomez in 1992 (age 28); actor Skyler Gisondo in 1996 (age 24); Britain's Prince George of Cambridge in 2013 (age 7).
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 2019, Avengers: Endgame became the highest-grossing film in history, surpassing Avatar with more than $2.79 billion since its release in April.
A thought for the day: "Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?" -- U.S. political dynasty matriarch Rose Kennedy