THIS DAY IN HISTORY
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.