Today is the 177th day of 2016 and the sixth day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1788, Virginia became the 10th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
In 1876, Lt. Col. George Custer and 263 soldiers under his command were killed by Cheyenne and Sioux fighters in the Battle of Little Bighorn.
In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Fair Labor Standards Act, enacting the first federal hourly minimum wage (at 25 cents per hour).
In 1950, North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea, igniting the Korean War.
In 1998, the Supreme Court ruled that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 was unconstitutional.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926), architect; George Abbott (1887-1995), playwright/producer/director; George Orwell (1903-1950), author; Sidney Lumet (1924-2011), filmmaker; Carly Simon (1945- ), singer-songwriter; Sonia Sotomayor (1954- ), U.S. Supreme Court justice; Anthony Bourdain (1956- ), chef/author/TV personality; Ricky Gervais (1961- ), comedian/actor; George Michael (1963- ), singer-songwriter; Linda Cardellini (1975- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: North Korea's military was estimated to have 1.2 million active soldiers and 7.7 million reserve troops in October 2015.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1968, San Francisco Giants rookie Bobby Bonds became the first player in the 20th century to hit a grand slam in his first major league game.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." -- George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language"
TODAY'S NUMBER: $12.25 -- hourly minimum wage in San Francisco and Oakland, California, the highest minimum wage in the United States in 2016.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (June 20) and last quarter moon (June 27).