Tuesday is the 190th day of 2013. There are 175 days left in the year.
Today’s birthdays: Actor-singer Ed Ames is 86. Former defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is 81. Actor Brian Dennehy is 75. Actor Richard Roundtree is 71. Football Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson is 66. Actor Chris Cooper is 62. Actor Tom Hanks is 57. Rock singer Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) is 54. Actress-rock singer Courtney Love is 49. Musician-producer Jack White is 38.
In 1540, England’s King Henry VIII had his
6-month 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. (He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore.)
In 1896, William Jennings Bryan delivered his famous ‘‘cross of gold’’ speech at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
In 1962, pop artist Andy Warhol’s exhibit of 32 paintings of Campbell’s soup cans opened at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.
In 2008, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, battling a brain tumor, walked into the Senate to cast a dramatic vote in favor of long-stalled Medicare legislation.