Today is Monday, July 27, the 208th day of 2018 with 157 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 Leo. They include French novelist Alexandre Dumas the Younger in 1824; British aircraft pioneer Geoffrey de Havilland in 1882; TV producer Norman Lear in 1922 (age 98); actor Jerry Van Dyke in 1931; singer/songwriter Bobbie Gentry in 1942 (age 78); actor/director Betty Thomas in 1947 (age 73); figure skater Peggy Fleming in 1948 (age 72); singer Maureen McGovern in 1949 (age 71); actor Donnie Yen in 1963 (age 57); wrestler Triple H, born Paul Michael Levesque, in 1969 (age 51); actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in 1970 (age 50); actor Maya Rudolph in 1972 (age 48); author Cassandra Clare in 1973 (age 47); former baseball player Alex Rodriguez in 1975 (age 45); actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers in 1977 (age 43); actor Taylor Schilling in 1984 (age 36); rapper Tory Lanez, born Daystar Peterson, in 1992 (age 28); golfer Jordan Spieth in 1993 (age 27); model Winnie Harlow in 1994 (age 26).
On this date in history:
In 1794, Maximilien Robespierre, architect of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, was overthrown and arrested by the National Convention. Robespierre, who encouraged the execution, mostly by guillotine, of more than 17,000 enemies of the revolution, was himself guillotined the following day.
In 1909, Orville Wright set a record by staying aloft in a plane for 1 hour, 12 minutes, 40 seconds.
In 1921, at the University of Toronto, Canadian scientists Frederick Banting and Charles Best successfully isolated insulin -- a hormone they believed could prevent diabetes -- for the first time.
In 1953, a truce officially ended the Korean War, which had begun June 25, 1950.
In 1974, the House judiciary committee voted to recommend impeachment of President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal. The 37th president resigned less than two weeks later.
In 1980, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, deposed shah of Iran, died in an Egyptian military hospital of cancer at age 60.
In 1986, Greg LeMond, 25, of Sacramento, became the first American to win cycling's most famous contest, the Tour de France.
In 1989, a Korean Air DC-10 crashed in heavy fog while attempting to land at Tripoli airport in Libya, killing 82 people, four of them on the ground.
In 1996, a bomb exploded at Olympic Park in Atlanta during the Summer Games, killing two people and injuring more than 100 other people.
In 2002, nine coal miners were trapped 240 feet underground in southwestern Pennsylvania when a wall collapsed, inundating them with water. A three-day rescue operation saved them all.
In 2003, legendary comic Bob Hope died of pneumonia at his home in Toluca Lake, Calif. He was 100 years old.
In 2012, the Summer Olympics opened in London, with 10,820 athletes representing 204 countries.
In 2019, Boko Haram militants killed at least 65 mourners at a funeral in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
A thought for the day: "If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble." -- American comedian Bob Hope