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1789: Congress establishe­d the Department of Foreign Affairs, later renamed the Department of State.

1953: A Korean War armistice was signed after three years of fighting.

1974: The House of Representa­tives voted to recommend the first article of impeachmen­t against President Nixon.

1996: A bomb exploded in an Atlanta park during the Summer Olympics, killing one person.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), writer/historian; Leo Durocher (19051991), baseball player/manager; Norman Lear (1922-), TV producer/writer; Jerry Van Dyke (1931-2018), actor; Bobbie Gentry (1944-), singer-songwriter; Peggy Fleming (1948-), figure skater; Donnie Yen (1963-), actor; Triple H (1969-), profession­al wrestler; Nikolaj Coster-waldau (1970-), actor; Maya Rudolph (1972-), actress; Alex Rodriguez (1975-), baseball player; Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1977-), actor; Jordan Spieth (1993-), golfer.

TODAY’S FACT: The Republic of Korea (South Korea) refused to sign the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War. It has never made a peace treaty with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea).

TODAY’S SPORTS: In 1986, 83 years after the Tour de France was establishe­d, American cyclist Greg Lemond became the first non-european to win the race.

TODAY’S QUOTE: “I’ve been writing jokes since I was a kid, and it served me well at ‘SNL.’ I can write those in my sleep. In fact, I have.” — Maya Rudolph

TODAY’S NUMBER: 4 — Major League Baseball teams (Dodgers, Giants, Cubs and Astros) managed by Leo Durocher on his way to a career total of 2,009 wins.

TODAY’S MOON: Between full moon (July 23) and last quarter moon (July 31).

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