THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Wednesday, July 5, the 186th day of 2017. There are 179 days left in the year.
IN THE WORLD
1811: Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.
1946: The bikini, created by Louis Reard, was modeled by Micheline Bernardini during a poolside fashion show in Paris.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Actress Katherine Helmond is 88. Actress Shirley Knight is 81. Julie Nixon Eisenhower is 69. Rock star Huey Lewis is 67. Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rich “Goose” Gossage is 66. Actress Edie Falco is 54. Actor Michael Stuhlbarg is 49. Country musician Brent Flynn is 48. Actor Dale Godboldo is 42. Rock singer Jason Wade is 37. Actor Ryan Hansen is 36.