Today is the 181st day of 2014 and the 10th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1936, Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" was published.
In 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) was formed.
In 1982, the proposed Equal Rights Amendment, designed to guarantee equal rights for women, failed when its ratification deadline passed.
In 2007, an SUV loaded with propane canisters exploded in a terrorist attack at Glasgow airport in Scotland.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Lena Horne (1917-2010), singer; Paul Berg (1926- ), biochemist; Robert Ballard (1942- ), oceanographer; David Alan Grier (1955- ), actor; Vincent D'Onofrio (1959- ), actor; Mike Tyson (1966- ), boxer; Monica Potter (1971- ), actress; Matisyahu (1979- ), rapper; Michael Phelps (1985- ), Olympic swimmer.
TODAY'S FACT: In 1953, the first Chevrolet Corvette was produced at the General Motors plant in Flint, Michigan.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1994, Tonya Harding was stripped of the national figure skating championship title and banned for life from the sport for planning an attack that injured rival skater Nancy Kerrigan.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most important contributions education can make. With time, many of the facts I learned were forgotten, but I never lost the excitement of discovery." -- Paul Berg
TODAY'S NUMBER: 999 -- telephone number of the world's oldest emergency call service, which was introduced in London on this day in 1937.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (June 27) and first quarter moon (July 5).