THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Thursday, Jul y13 , the 194th day of 2017. There are 171 day sle f tin the year.
IN THE NATION
2013: Aj ury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman of all charg esin the shooti ngd eath o fT rayvon Martin ,a n unarme db lack teenager; news of the verdict prompte dA licia Garza, a black activist in Oakland, Calif., to declare on Facebook that “black lives matter,” a phrase that gave rise to the Black Lives Matter movement.
IN THE WORLD
1955: Britain hanged Ruth Ellis, a 28-year-ol df ormer model convicted of killing her boyfriend ,Da vi dB lakely. To date, Ellis is the last woman to b ee xecuted in the Unite dK ingdom. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Game show announcer Johnny Gilbert (“Jeopardy!”) is 93. Actor Patrick Stewart is 77. Actor Robert Forster is 76. Actor Harrison Ford is 75. Actor-comedian Cheech Marin is 71. Actress Did iCo nn is 66. Actor-director Cameron Crowe is 60. Actor Ke nJ eong is 48.