THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Sunday, July 16, the 197th day of 2017. There are 168 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1945: The United States exploded its first experimental atomic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo, N.M.
1969: Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission to the surface of the moon. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Tennis Hall of Famer Margaret Court is 75. College Football Hall of Famer and former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson is 74. Rock composer-musician Stewart Copeland is 65. Dancer Michael Flatley is 59. Actress Phoebe Cates is 54. Actor-comedian Will Ferrell is 50. Pro Football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders is 49.