Today is the 196th day of 2016 and the 25th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1789, the French Revolution began with the storming of the Bastille in Paris.
In 1881, infamous outlaw Billy the Kid was shot to death by Sheriff Pat Garrett near Fort Sumner in New Mexico.
In 1965, NASA's Mariner 4 began its flyby of Mars, taking the first close-up photos of the planet.
In 2015, NASA's New Horizons probe became the first spacecraft to explore Pluto.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), painter; Woody Guthrie (1912-1967), singer-songwriter/musician; Gerald Ford (1913-2006), 38th U.S. president; Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), screenwriter/director; Harry Dean Stanton (1926- ), actor; Vincent Pastore (1946- ), actor; Jane Lynch (1960- ), actress; Matthew Fox (1966- ), actor; Brian Selznick (1966- ), writer/illustrator; Darrelle Revis (1985- ), football player; Conor McGregor (1988- ), mixed martial artist.
TODAY'S FACT: The French revolutionaries were called "sans-culottes," or "without breeches," which referred to their preference for wearing long trousers rather than the breeches of the aristocracy.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1999, the Western Conference defeated the Eastern Conference 79-61 to win the first WNBA All-Star Game.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I like to imagine that the world is one big machine. You know, machines never have any extra parts. They have the exact number and type of parts they need. So I figure if the entire world is a big machine, I have to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too." -- Brian Selznick, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret"
TODAY'S NUMBER: $192.7 million -- total price fetched for four paintings by Gustav Klimt at a Christie's auction in 2006.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (July 11) and full moon (July 19).