Today is the 201st day of 2012 and the 30th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1848, a seminal women's rights convention opened in Seneca Falls, N.Y.
In 1941, Winston Churchill launched his V for Victory campaign.
In 1993, President Bill Clinton announced a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue" policy for gay men and women serving in the U.S. military.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Samuel Colt (1814-1862), inventor; Edgar Degas (1834-1917), painter; Lizzie Borden (1860-1927), alleged murderer; A.J. Cronin (1896-1981), writer; George McGovern (1922- ), U.S. senator/presidential candidate; Ilie Nastase (1946- ), tennis player; Brian May (1947- ), musician.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1980, the Olympic Games began in Moscow, though many nations were absent in protest of the Soviet presence in Afghanistan.
TODAY'S FACT: In 1963, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill became the first person ever named an honorary American citizen.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "You know, sometimes, when they say you're ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing." -- George McGovern
TODAY'S NUMBER: 1 -- state (Massachusetts) from which Democratic Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota won electoral votes in the 1972 presidential election, along with Washington, D.C.
TODAY'S MOON: New moon (July 19).