THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Saturday, July 15, the 196th day of 2017. There are 169 days left in the year.
IN THE WORLD
1799: French soldiers in Egypt discovered the Rosetta Stone, which proved instrumental in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
2012: Syria's 16-month bloodbath crossed an important symbolic threshold as the international Red Cross formally declared the conflict a civil war, a status with implications for potential war crimes prosecutions.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Author Clive Cussler is 86. Actor Ken Kercheval is 82. Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 73. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 71. Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post, is 67. Actor-director Forest Whitaker is 56. Actress Lolita Davidovich is 56. Actor Scott Foley is 45. Actor Brian Austin Green is 44. Actress Diane Kruger is 41. Actress Lana Parrilla is 40.