ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 187th day of 2018 and the 16th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1785, Congress chose the dollar as the monetary unit of the United States.
In 1854, the Republican Party was formally launched at a convention in Jackson, Michigan.
In 1892, 16 people were killed during fighting between guards and striking steelworkers at a Carnegie Steel Co. plant in Homestead, Pennsylvania.
In 1942, diarist Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in a "secret annex" in a warehouse in Amsterdam.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), painter; Nancy Reagan (1921-2016), actress/first lady; Merv Griffin (1925-2007), TV personality; Janet Leigh (1927-2004), actress; Tenzin Gyatso (1935- ), 14th Dalai Lama; Ned Beatty (1937- ), actor; George W. Bush (1946- ), 43rd U.S. president; Sylvester Stallone (1946- ), actor; Geoffrey Rush (1951- ), actor; Brian Posehn (1966- ), actor/comedian; 50 Cent (1975- ), rapper; Kevin Hart (1979- ), actor/comedian; Pau Gasol (1980- ), basketball player; Manny Machado (1992- ), baseball player.
TODAY'S FACT: Future Beatles bandmates John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at a fair in Liverpool, England, on this date in 1957.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1957, Althea Gibson became the first African-American athlete to win a tennis title at Wimbledon.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "America is a great force for freedom and prosperity. Yet our greatness is not measured in power or luxuries, but by who we are and how we treat one another. So we strive to be a compassionate, decent, hopeful society." -- George W. Bush
TODAY'S NUMBER: 49,200 -- fans in attendance at Major League Baseball's first All-Star Game, held on this day in 1933 at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The American League defeated the National League by a score of 4-2.
TODAY'S MOON: Last quarter moon (July 6).