Saturday, July 14
Today is the 195th day of 2018 and the 24th day of summer.
TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1789, the French Revolution began with the storming of the Bastille in Paris.
In 1881, infamous outlaw Billy the Kid was shot to death by Sheriff Pat Garrett near Fort Sumner in New Mexico.
In 1965, NASA’s Mariner 4 began its flyby of Mars, taking the first close-up photos of the planet.
In 2016, a truck was driven into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, killing 86 people.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Woody Guthrie (1912-1967), singer-songwriter/musician; Gerald Ford (1913-2006), 38th U.S. president; Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), screenwriter/director; Harry Dean Stanton (1926-2017), actor; Jane Lynch (1960- ), actress; Matthew Fox (1966- ), actor; Brian Selznick (1966- ), writer/illustrator; Darrelle Revis (1985- ), football player; Conor McGregor (1988- ), mixed martial artist.
TODAY’S SPORTS: In 1999, the Western Conference defeated the Eastern Conference 79-61 to win the first WNBA All-Star Game.