Today is the 184th day of 2012 and the 13th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1881, President James Garfield was shot and fatally wounded by a disturbed office-seeker, Charles Guiteau.
In 1947, an object that the Air Force called a weather balloon crashed near Roswell, N.M., giving rise to theories that it might be an alien spacecraft.
In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a civil rights bill barring discrimination in voting, jobs and public accommodations.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), novelist; Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993), Supreme Court justice; Dave Thomas (1932-2002), Wendy's fast-food chain founder; Richard Petty (1937- ), NASCAR driver; Larry David (1947- ), writer/actor; Jose Canseco (1964- ), baseball player; Johnny Weir (1984- ), figure skater; Lindsay Lohan (1986- ), actress.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1941, Joe DiMaggio passed "Wee" Willie Keeler's 44-game record hitting streak from 1897.
TODAY'S FACT: When President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964, 57 percent of African-American housing had been judged to be unacceptable by the contemporary standard.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps." -- Thurgood Marshall
TODAY'S NUMBER: 24 -- years Thurgood Marshall served as a U.S. Supreme Court justice.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (June 26) and full moon (July 3).