Today is the 197th day of 2016 and the 26th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1799, French Lieutenant Pierre-Francois Bouchard found the Rosetta Stone in Rosetta, Egypt.
In 1903, Ford Motor Co. took its first order, a Model A automobile for a dentist in Chicago, Illinois.
In 1971, President Richard Nixon announced his intent to visit China in search of a "normalization of relations."
In 2002, "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleaded guilty to having fought as a soldier with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
In 2006, the social media platform Twitter was launched.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), painter; Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863), author/poet; St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), founder of charitable religious order; Clive Cussler (1931- ), archaeologist/author; Linda Ronstadt (1946- ), singer-songwriter; Arianna Huffington (1950- ), Internet publisher; Jesse Ventura (1951- ), wrestler/former governor; Forest Whitaker (1961- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: The Nintendo Entertainment System debuted in Japan on this day in 1983.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2007, the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team became the first professional sports franchise to record its 10,000th loss.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "To those of you who seek lost objects of history, I wish you the best of luck. They're out there, and they're whispering." -- Clive Cussler, "The Sea Hunters"
TODAY'S NUMBER: $850 -- price of the first automobile sold by Ford Motor Co.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (July 11) and full moon (July 19).