Today in history
Today is the 207th day of 2017 and the 37th day of summer.
TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1775, the Second Continental Congress established a postal system.
In 1788, New York ratified the Constitution and became the 11th U.S. state.
In 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act, uniting the Army, Navy and Air Force under the Department of Defense and creating the National Security Council, Joint Chiefs of Staff and the CIA.
In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), playwright/ critic; Carl Jung (18751961), psychiatrist; Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), author; Blake Edwards (1922-2010), film director; Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999), film director; Mick Jagger (1943- ), singer-songwriter; Helen Mirren (1945- ), actress; Nicholas Evans (1950- ), author; Dorothy Hamill (1956- ), figure skater; Kevin Spacey (1959- ), actor; Sandra Bullock (1964- ), actress; Jeremy Piven (1965- ), actor; Jason Statham (1967), actor; Kate Beckinsale (1973- ), actress.