Today is Monday, July 9, the 191st day of 2012. There are 175 days left in the year.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor-singer Ed Ames is 85. Actor James Hampton is 76. Actor Brian Dennehy is 74. Actor Richard Roundtree is 70. Author Dean Koontz is 67. Football player O.J. Simpson is 65. Actor Chris Cooper is 61. TV personality John Tesh is 60. Country singer David Ball is 59. R&B singer Debbie Sledge (Sister Sledge) is 58. Actor Jimmy Smits is 57. Actress Lisa Banes is 57. Actor Tom Hanks is 56. Singer Marc Almond is 55. Actress Kelly McGillis is 55. Rock singer Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) is 53. Actress-rock singer Courtney Love is 48. Rock musician Frank Bello (Anthrax) is 47. Actor David O’Hara is 47. Rock musician Xavier Muriel (Buckcherry) is 44. Actor Scott Grimes is 41. Actor Enrique Murciano is 39. Musician/producer Jack White is 37. Rock musician Dan Estrin (Hoobastank) is 36. Actor-director Fred Savage is 36. Country musician Pat Allingham is 34. Actress Megan Parlen is 32. R&B singer Kiely Williams (3lw) is 26. Actor Mitchel Musso is 21. Actress Georgie Henley is 17.
In 1540, England’s King Henry VIII had his 6-month-old marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled.
In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to General George Washington’s troops in New York.
In 1816, Argentina declared independence from Spain.
In 1850, the 12th president of the United States, Zachary Taylor, died after serving only 16 months of his term.
In 1918, 101 people were killed in a train collision in Nashville. The Distinguished Service Cross was established by an Act of Congress.
In 1962, the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles began exhibiting pop artist Andy Warhol’s set of 32 paintings of Campbell’s soup cans.
In 1974, former US Chief Justice Earl Warren died in Washington, D.C., at age 83.
In 1992, Democrat Bill Clinton tapped Senator Al Gore of Tennessee to be his running mate.
In 2011, Derek Jeter homered for his 3,000th hit, making him the first player to reach the mark with the New York Yankees.