Today is the 180th day of 2012 and the ninth day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1914, Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist, sparking World War I.
In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending World War I.
In 1950, North Korean troops captured Seoul.
In 2004, the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq transferred sovereignty to an interim Iraqi government.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), painter; Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), philosopher; Joseph Joachim (1831-1907), violinist; Richard Rodgers (1902-1979), composer; Mel Brooks (1926- ), actor/director; Kathy Bates (1948- ), actress; John Elway (1960- ), football player/executive; John Cusack (1966- ), actor; Mary Stuart Masterson (1966- ), actress.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1997, Mike Tyson was disqualified from a heavyweight title fight when the former champion twice bit titleholder Evander Holyfield's ears in the third round.
TODAY'S FACT: President Woodrow Wilson was the first of the leaders at Versailles to sign the treaty ending World War I.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about." -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
TODAY'S NUMBER: 1 -- Academy Awards given to Mel Brooks (for "The Producers" in 1968) over his more than half-century-long career.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (June 26) and full moon (July 3).