ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 189th day of 2018 and the 18th day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1889, The Wall Street Journal was published for the first time.
In 1932, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell to its lowest point of the Great Depression, at 41.22.
In 1947, news outlets reported a UFO crash near an army airfield in Roswell, New Mexico.
In 1994, Kim Jong Il began to assume leadership of North Korea upon the death of his father, Kim Il-sung.
In 2011, the space shuttle Atlantis began the last NASA space shuttle mission.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: John Pemberton (1831-1888), chemist/Coca-Cola inventor; John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), entrepreneur; Hugo Boss (1885-1948), fashion designer; Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908-1979), New York governor/U.S. vice president; Jeffrey Tambor (1944- ), actor; Wolfgang Puck (1949- ), chef; Anjelica Huston (1951- ), actress; Kevin Bacon (1958- ), actor; Toby Keith (1961- ), singer-songwriter; Beck (1970- ), singer-songwriter; Jaden Smith (1998- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: Between 1855 and 1934, John D. Rockefeller donated $530.9 million to charitable causes.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1889, boxing's last bare-knuckle championship match was fought. John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain in a 75-round bout that lasted two hours and 16 minutes.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake." -- John D. Rockefeller
TODAY'S NUMBER: 63,672 -- women currently serving in active-duty roles in the U.S. Air Force. The USAF accepted its first female recruits into the Women in the Air Force program on this day in 1948.
TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (July 6) and new moon (July 12).