Today is Wednesday, July 14, the 195th day of 2021 with 170 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Venus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include Czech painter Alphonse Mucha in 1860; suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst in 1858; Austrian painter Gustav Klimt in 1862; cartoonist William Hanna in 1910; folk singer Woody Guthrie in 1912; Gerald Ford, 38th president of the United States, in 1913; Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman in 1918; actor Harry Dean Stanton in 1926; actor Polly Bergen in 1930; TV news commentator John Chancellor in 1927; football star/actor Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier in 1932 (age 89); guitarist Lady Bo, born Peggy Jones, in 1940; evangelist Franklin Graham in 1952 (age 69); actor/director Eric Laneuville in 1952 (age 69); film producer Joel Silver in 1952 (age 69); actor Jane Lynch in 1960 (age 61); actor Matthew Fox in 1966 (age 55); R&B singer/reality star Tameka Harris in 1975 (age 46); rapper Jaime "Taboo" Gomez in 1975 (age 46); Princess Victoria of Sweden in 1977 (age 44); dancer Peta Murgatroyd in 1986 (age 35); musician Dan Reynolds in 1987 (age 34); MMA fighter Conor McGregor in 1988 (age 33); singer Bibi Bourelly in 1994 (age 27).
On this date in history:
In 1789, French peasants stormed the Bastille prison in Paris, beginning the French Revolution. The event is commemorated as "Bastille Day," a national holiday in France.
In 1881, outlaw Billy the Kid was shot to death at a ranch in New Mexico.
In 1914, Robert Goddard, father of the space age, was granted the first patent for a liquid-fueled rocket design. His first rocket soared for about 2 seconds, flew as fast as 60 mph and landed 174 feet from the lift-off pad.
In 1933, all political parties except the Nazis were officially suppressed in Germany.
In 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his country would suspend its participation in the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty, a Cold War agreement that limited deployment of heavy weaponry.
In 2009, within months after repaying bailout money supplied by the U.S. government, New York banking giant Goldman Sachs reported a profit of $3.44 billion for the first quarter of the year. JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup also reported big profits.
In 2014, the Church of England's governing body voted to allow women to become bishops for first time in the church's history.
A thought for the day: "Prejudice is a product of ignorance that hides behind barriers of tradition." -- British writer Jasper Fforde