THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Wednesday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2017. There are 172 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1817: Author, poet and naturalist Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Mass.
IN THE WORLD
1543: England’s King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU Actor-comedian Bill Cosby is 80. Singer-musician Christine McVie is 74. Fitness guru Richard Simmons is 69. Actress Cheryl Ladd is 66. Rock singer Robin Wilson (Gin Blossoms) is 52. Olympic gold medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi is 46. Actor Topher Grace is 39. Actress Michelle Rodriguez is 39. Musician Kimberly Perry (The Band Perry) is 34. Olympic gold medal gymnast Jordyn Wieber is 22. Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai is 20.