THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Denver Post - - NATION & WORLD - The As­so­ci­ated Press

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.

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