Today is the 247th day of 2014 and the 76th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1781, 44 Spanish settlers founded El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles de Porciuncula, now known as Los Angeles.
In 1888, George Eastman patented his roll-film camera and registered the Kodak trademark.
In 1917, the U.S. expeditionary force suffered its first World War I fatalities in France.
In 1998, graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page filed paperwork to incorporate Google, their 2-year-old research project.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Richard Wright (1908-1960), author; Paul Harvey (1918-2009), radio broadcaster; Dick York (1928-1992), actor; Tom Watson (1949- ), professional golfer; Drew Pinsky (1958- ), radio/TV host; Damon Wayans (1960- ), actor/comedian; Mike Piazza (1968- ), baseball player; Wes Bentley (1978- ), actor; Beyonce Knowles (1981- ), singer-songwriter/actress; Whitney Cummings (1982- ), actress/comedian.
TODAY'S FACT: The average salary of a Google intern is $5,969 per month.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1972, American swimmer Mark Spitz became the first athlete to win seven gold medals at a single Olympic Games.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread." -- Richard Wright, "Native Son"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 3,857,799 -- estimated population of the city of Los Angeles in 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Sept. 2) and full moon (Sept. 8).