Today is the 230th day of 2014 and the 59th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1587, Virginia Dare became the first English child born in America.
In 1590, Roanoke Island governor John White returned from a supply trip to England to find the colony deserted.
In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, extending the right to vote to women.
In 2008, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf resigned under threat of impeachment.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809), explorer; Shelley Winters (1920-2006), actress; Rosalynn Carter (1927- ), first lady; Roman Polanski (1933- ), filmmaker; Roberto Clemente (1934-1972), baseball player; Robert Redford (1936- ), actor/director; Patrick Swayze (1952-2009), actor; Dennis Leary (1957- ), actor/comedian; Edward Norton (1969- ), actor/director; Christian Slater (1969- ), actor; Kaitlin Olson (1975- ), actress; Andy Samberg (1978- ), actor/comedian.
TODAY'S FACT: In the 2012 presidential election, 55 percent of women voters voted for Barack Obama, while only 44 percent voted for Mitt Romney. Female voters made up 54 percent of the electorate.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1992, Larry Bird announced his retirement from the NBA after 13 seasons.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end." -- Larry Bird
TODAY'S NUMBER: 300,000 -- copies of Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel "Lolita" that were sold in the first three weeks after its U.S. publication on this day in 1958.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Aug. 17) and new moon (Aug. 25).