Today is the 208th day of 2015 and the 37th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1789, Congress established the Department of Foreign Affairs, later renamed the State Department.
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: Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), writer/historian; 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: "Then let us love one another and laugh. Time passes, and we shall soon laugh no longer -- and meanwhile common living is a burden, and earnest men are in siege upon us all around. Let us suffer absurdities, for this is only to suffer one another." -- Hilaire Belloc, "The Path to Rome"
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 first quarter moon (July 23) and full moon (July 31).