Today is the 211th day of 2014 and the 40th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1619, America's first legislative assembly met in Jamestown, Virginia.
In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.
In 1974, President Richard Nixon released subpoenaed White House recordings related to the Watergate cover-up.
In 1975, former Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from suburban Detroit.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Emily Bronte (1818-1848), author/poet; Henry Ford (1863-1947), industrialist/automaker; Casey Stengel (1890-1975), baseball player/manager; Bud Selig (1934- ), baseball commissioner; Paul Anka (1941- ), singer-songwriter; Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947- ), actor/former governor; Laurence Fishburne (1961- ), actor; Lisa Kudrow (1963- ), actress; Terry Crews (1968- ), actor; Christopher Nolan (1970- ), filmmaker; Hilary Swank (1974- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a resolution establishing "In God We Trust" as the national motto of the United States on this day in 1956.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2002, Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie became the first woman to dunk in a WNBA game.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young." -- Henry Ford
TODAY'S NUMBER: 27 -- age at which Emily Bronte finished writing "Wuthering Heights."
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (July 26) and first quarter moon (Aug. 3).