Today is the 188th day of 2014 and the 17th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1898, the United States annexed Hawaii as a U.S. territory.
In 1954, Elvis Presley made his radio debut, as his single "That's All Right" was broadcast by Memphis radio station WHBQ.
In 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor to serve as the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 2005, terrorists detonated explosives aboard a double-decker bus and three trains during the morning rush hour in London, killing 56 people and injuring 700.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Marc Chagall (1887-1985), painter; Leroy "Satchel" Paige (1906-1982), baseball player; Robert Heinlein (1907-1988), author; Doc Severinsen (1927- ), trumpet player; David McCullough (1933- ), author/historian; Ringo Starr (1940- ), drummer/singer; Shelley Duvall (1949- ), actress; Jim Gaffigan (1966- ), comedian; Jorja Fox (1968- ), actress; Lisa Leslie (1972- ), basketball player; Michelle Kwan (1980- ), figure skater.
TODAY'S FACT: The Chillicothe Baking Co. of Chillicothe, Mo., introduced the first packaged sliced bread on this day in 1928.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1985, 17-year-old German tennis player Boris Becker became the youngest men's singles title winner in history at Wimbledon.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "You can't be a full participant in our democracy if you don't know our history." -- David McCullough
TODAY'S NUMBER: 59 -- age at which Satchel Paige pitched in his last Major League Baseball game, for the Kansas City Athletics, on Sept. 25, 1965. In his honor, owner Charles O. Finley furnished the bullpen with a rocking chair.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (July 5) and full moon (July 12).