Today is the 208th day of 2014 and the 37th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1789, Congress established the State Department.
In 1940, the first Bugs Bunny cartoon, "A Wild Hare," debuted in movie theaters.
In 1953, a Korean War armistice was signed after three years of fighting.
In 1974, the House of Representatives voted to recommend the first article of impeachment against President Nixon, which charged him with obstruction of justice.
In 1996, a bomb exploded in an Atlanta park during the Summer Olympics, killing one person.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Leo Durocher (1905-1991), baseball player/manager; Norman Lear (1922- ), TV producer/writer; Jerry Van Dyke (1931- ), actor; Bobbie Gentry (1944- ), singer-songwriter; Peggy Fleming (1948- ), figure skater; Bill Engvall (1957- ), actor/comedian; Maya Rudolph (1972- ), actress; Alex Rodriguez (1975- ), baseball player; Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1977- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: The Republic of Korea (South Korea) refused to sign the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War. It has never made a peace treaty with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1986, 83 years after the Tour de France was established, American cyclist Greg LeMond became the first non-European to win the race.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I made a game effort to argue, but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules." -- Leo Durocher
TODAY'S NUMBER: 4 -- Major League Baseball teams (Dodgers, Giants, Cubs and Astros) managed by Leo Durocher on his way to a career total of 2,009 wins.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (July 26) and first quarter moon (Aug. 3).