THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day is Wed­nes­day, July 19, the 200th day of 2017. There are 165 days left in the year.

IN THE NA­TION

2007: “Mad Men,” a ca­ble TV se­ries about a New York ad­ver­tis­ing agency, pre­miered on AMC.

2012: A con­tro­versy pit­ting gay rights against re­li­gious free­dom be­gan as a cake shop owner in Lakewood re­fused to make a wed­ding cake for a same-sex cou­ple; the case has since reached the U.S. Supreme Court, which has agreed to hear ar­gu­ments.

IN THE WORLD

1980: The Moscow Sum­mer Olympics be­gan, mi­nus dozens of na­tions that were boy­cotting be­cause of the Soviet mil­i­tary in­ter­ven­tion in Afghanistan.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU Mu­si­cian Com­man­der Cody is 73. In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Hall of Famer Ilie Nas­tase is 71. Rock mu­si­cian Brian May is 70. Ac­tor An­thony Ed­wards is 55. Ac­tor Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch is 41.

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