THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Friday, July 7, the 188th day of 2017. There are 177 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1898: The United States annexed Hawaii.
IN THE WORLD
1969: Canada’s House of Commons gave final approval to the Official Languages Act, making French equal to English throughout the national government.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU Musician-conductor Doc Severinsen is 90. Rock star Ringo Starr is 77. Actress Shelley Duvall is 68. Actor-comedian Jim Gaffigan is 51. Actress Berenice Bejo is 41. Olympic silver and bronze medal figure skater Michelle Kwan is 37.