Today is the 176th day of 2014 and the fifth day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1876, Lt. Col. George Custer and 263 soldiers under his command were killed by Cheyenne and Sioux fighters in the Battle of Little Bighorn.
In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Fair Labor Standards Act, enacting the first federal hourly minimum wage (at 25 cents an hour).
In 1950, North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea, igniting the Korean War.
In 1998, the Supreme Court ruled the presidential line-item veto unconstitutional.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926), architect; George Abbott (1887-1995), playwright/producer/director; George Orwell (1903-1950), essayist/novelist; Sidney Lumet (1924-2011), filmmaker; Carly Simon (1945- ), singer-songwriter; Sonia Sotomayor (1954- ), U.S. Supreme Court justice; Anthony Bourdain (1956- ), chef/author/TV personality; Ricky Gervais (1961- ), comedian/actor; George Michael (1963- ), singer-songwriter; Linda Cardellini (1975- ), actress; Busy Philipps (1979- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: North Korea's military had 1.2 million active troops and an estimated 7.7 million reserve troops in 2013.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1968, San Francisco Giants rookie Bobby Bonds became the first player in the 20th century to hit a grand slam in his first major league game.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Nearly all creators of Utopia have resembled the man who has toothache, and therefore thinks happiness consists in not having toothache." -- George Orwell
TODAY'S NUMBER: $9.32 -- hourly minimum wage in Washington state, which has the highest minimum wage of any state in 2014.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (June 19) and new moon (June 27).