Today is the 190th day of 2012 and the 19th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1889, The Wall Street Journal published its first issue.
In 1932, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell to its lowest point in the Great Depression. Its value had dropped nearly 90 percent since September 1929.
In 1969, U.S. forces began withdrawing from Vietnam.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), entrepreneur; Philip Johnson (1906-2005), architect; Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908-1979), New York governor/U.S. vice president; Anjelica Huston (1951- ), actress; Kevin Bacon (1958- ), actor; Toby Keith (1961- ), musician; Beck Hansen (1970- ), musician; Jaden Smith (1998- ), actor.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1889, boxing's last bare-knuckle championship match was fought. John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain in a 75-round bout.
TODAY'S FACT: Between 1855 and 1934, John D. Rockefeller donated $530.9 million to charitable causes.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "There is no doubt that many expensive national projects may add to our prestige or serve science. But none of them must take precedence over human needs." -- Nelson A. Rockefeller
TODAY'S NUMBER: 2.1 million -- average weekday circulation of The Wall Street Journal in 2012.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (July 3) and last quarter moon (July 10).