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This is day 190 of 2015. There are 175 days remaining.


• Brian Dennehy is 77

• Richard Roundtree is 73

• O.J. Simpson is 68

• Chris Cooper is 64

• John Tesh is 63

• Jimmy Smits is 60

• Tom Hanks is 59

• Kelly McGillis is 58

• Courtney Love is 51

• Scott Grimes (ER, Party of Five) is 44

• Musician Jack White is 40

• Fred Savage is 39


• 1878: The corncob pipe was patented.

• 1910: The first airplane to fly a mile in the air did so this day with W.R. Brookins of Atlantic City, New Jersey, at the controls.

• 1918: In Nashville, Tennessee, an inbound local train collided with an outbound express killing 101 and injuring 171 people, making it the deadliest rail accident in United States history.

• 1985: Football great Joe Namath signed a five-year pact with ABC-TV to provide commentary for “Monday Night Football”. The former New York Jets quarterback reportedly earned one million dollars a year for the job.

• 1991: South Africa was reintroduced into the Olympic movement after 30 years of exclusion.

• 1992: Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton tapped Senator Al Gore of Tennessee to be his running mate.

• 1995: The Grateful Dead played their last concert, at Soldier Field in Chicago. (Lead guitarist Jerry Garcia died the following month.)

• 1997: Boxer Mike Tyson was banned from the ring and fined $3 million for biting opponent Evander Holyfield’s ear.

• 2002: The baseball All-Star game in Milwaukee finished in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings when both teams ran out of pitchers.

• 2004: Other vandals use crowbars or bricks to smash windows, but Michael Cain’s weapon of choice is a frozen T-bone steak. Vandal Michael Cain pleaded guilty to theft for stealing the steak from inside a garage freezer during a break-in in (Guelph) Ontario. During his drunken attack, Cain vandalized six cars with the frozen T-bone.

• 2008: The iPhone 3G was introduced.

• 2008: Prosecutors cleared JonBenet Ramsey’s parents and brother in the 1996 killing of the 6-year-old beauty queen in Boulder, Colorado.


• Sugar Cookie Day


• July 14: MLB All-Star Game

• September 7: Labor Day

• September 10: NFL season begins (Steelers at Patriots)

More holidays



7 billion: Hot dogs eaten by Americans during the summer months.



Tom Selleck is accused of stealing massive amounts of water in order to water his 60-acre avocado farm [and mustache].

Don’t look now, but the Chinese economy has some serious issues. Its stock market is in free fall; mom-and-pop investors are broke; and big businesses are on the verge of collapse. [Things are so bad that China is trying to borrow money from Greece.]

Microsoft announced that it’s cutting 7,800 jobs in the wake of the weak performance of its phone division. [It tried to give the employees advance notice, but the telephones weren’t working.]

Jeff Goldblum has become a father for the first time at the age of 62. [The midnight feedings shouldn’t be a problem since at his age he’s up to use the toilet several times a night anyway.]

The Norway police reported that last year they only had to fire their weapons twice. [And in both instances it was to signal the start of a 5K charity run.]

The Norway police reported that last year they only had to fire their weapons twice. [In America the security guards at Disney World go through more ammunition than that in a weekend.]

A financially successful, but lonely Harvard grad is willing to give $10,000 to anyone who can help him find Ms. Right. [When it comes to true love you never forget the first time you placed the ad.]

Hollywood announced that there’s gonna be a new Star Wars movie featuring just Han Solo. [Isn’t that called Indiana Jones?]

A new report says that heroin use is up among the American middle class. [Well, I’m not surprised. Have you priced cigarettes lately?]



TACO BELL TO CHARGE $3.99 FOR DELIVERY _ Knowing that delivery is the No. 1 request from Taco Bell customers, the company is now testing the service in 200 locations. The company is using DoorDash to deliver their Mexican morsels to customers. And there’s no minimum per order, though there is a $3.99 fee for each delivery.

NFL PLAYER’S FINGER AMPUTATED _ New York Giants superstar Jason Pierre-Paul had a finger amputated Wednesday afternoon following injuries suffered during a Fourth of July fireworks accident. Pierre-Paul has been hospitalized since injuring his hand at a home in Florida. ESPN reports doctors removed the NFL star’s right index finger. Sources say Jason expects to play this season.

MEN IN THE OFFICE MORE GOAL-DRIVEN THAN WOMEN _ A new study finds that in an office setting, men respond to goals more actively than do women. But this doesn’t mean men are better employees. The researchers (University of Leicester) women perform better than men in no goal setting situations.

BREAD THAT LOOKS LIKE WATERMELON IS HOT IN TAIWAN _ Jimmy’s Bakery in Yilan County, Taiwan is in the business of making toast. But this isn’t your standard slice of toast — it’s bread that’s shaped and dyed to look like watermelon, and it’s become an Instagram sensation. Jimmy’s head baker created the bread to encourage young children to eat more during the hot summer months when he says they’re prone to losing their appetites. The bread’s fruity colors come from green tea powder, red dye and strawberries. Jimmy’s Bakery churns out about 100 loaves of watermelon toast per day. • IMAGE

PEOPLE ACTUALLY PUT ICE IN THEIR CEREAL _ Last month, one Twitter user posted a photo of a bowl of Lucky Charms — with ice cubes in it. The photo gained more than a thousand retweets, because so many people were dumbfounded by this strange concept. But many people fessed up to doing the same. And if you’re wondering why, it’s because they like their milk extra cold. • IMAGE

FB icon Start it on Facebook, take it to the phones: Who puts ice in their milk? Except for swapping out the regular milk for chocolate milk or adding a bit more sugar, I’ve never heard of ice in milk. Besides milk what do you add to your cereal?

FLORIDA COPS GET TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO WEED PEOPLE _ In Miami-Dade Florida, cops have been given the option to either issue a $100 citation for misdemeanor marijuana possession, or arrest the person for the exact same offense. The Florida Keys is considering the same policy. A sheriff’s spokesman says: “Our officers could still make arrests if people are lying to us, try to conceal anything or are people who are in trouble with the law all the time.”

HAS A CHUPACABRA BEEN FOUND? _ A guy in Rockdale, Texas, claims to have found the carcass of a chupacabra. This is one of the latest cases of people claiming to have found or seen a mythical, blood-sucking creature. Texas biologists maintain that it’s still just a myth. The man says the animal is dog-like, hairless and had skin that was textured like “elephant skin.” But a spokesman with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said definitively that the carcass is “a coyote with mange.”

MAN DRUGS GIRLFRIEND TO KEEP PLAYING VIDEOGAMES _ A court fined a 23-year-old man in Germany after he admitted to giving his girlfriend a sedative so that he could keep playing video games with a friend. After ten hours at work, the girlfriend had been planning on a quiet evening rather than one interrupted by video game noises. After drinking some drugged tea the woman slept until midday the following day.

EXCLUSIVE HAUNTED HOUSE LOOKING FOR SUPPORT _ If you like haunted houses, get your name on the waiting list for The McKamey Manor in San Diego, California. This exclusive haunted house can only accommodate two visitors at a time, with applicants having to be background checked first. No one has ever completed the haunt in its entirety. Truly interactive, the experience has been described as a real-life horror movie. The entire experience is filmed; spectators can watch on webcams; and the entire haunt can last between four and eight hours. The theme changes every year and participants have been tied, had their heads forced into a cage of snakes, eaten rotten eggs and even been gagged.

… The whole project is run free-of-charge by Russ McKamey, who came up with the idea for the experience more than 14 years ago. It’s been reported that Russ and his girlfriend have spend more than $500,000 to make McKamey the scariest experience on Earth.

… Russ has turned to the Internet for funding this year because costs — especially for insurance — have continued to rise. • LINK & VIDEO

THE INTERNET IS TRYING TO REUNITE A BOY AND HIS LOST BEAR _ The Royal Saskatchewan Museum is trying to reunite a teddy bear with his owner. A little boy recently left the bear in the Canadian museum’s bathroom. A museum staffer who’d helped the boy when he was scared of the some of the dino displays knew how much the bear meant to him. So the museum has launched a campaign to reunite the bear and the boy. The museum has been tweeting pictures of the bear with the hashtag #lostbear in the hope that the boy’s family will get the message. • IMAGE

SAN DIEGO DOG LOST FOR 9 DAYS WALKS 35 MILES HOME _ An 8-year-old Shar Pei mix named Georgia made an incredible 35-mile trek to her Carlsbad, California, home after getting lost nine days earlier in a park. Owner Kris Anderson says the dog simply got lost chasing after some rabbits on June 27, and after hours of fruitless searching she was told by authorities the animal probably wouldn’t survive in the coyote-filled region. Anderson never gave up hope and continued to visit the area in search of Georgia. But the canine gave her an amazing surprise Monday morning when she walked into their house 35 miles away and woke up her owner who was sleeping in her bed.



WACKY-BUT-TRUE: BABY SHARK FALLS FROM SKY INTO FAMILY’S YARD _ In the Sharknado movies, a freak storm picks up man-eating sharks and tosses them onto land to devour innocent people. And last Friday in Virginia Beach, Virginia, that actually happened. Sue Bowser says she thought her kids were joking when they announced, “We found a shark!” But they weren’t joking. Bowser said the 13-inch baby shark fell from the grips of a large bird high above the trees.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: DRUNKEN MAN SEEKING RIDE HOME CALLS 911 _ Police in New Jersey (Hackettstown) say a drunken man twice called 911 to report a fake accident. Police say the initial call came in around the same time the department received a domestic violence call. Some officers who were headed to the domestic violence call instead were diverted to the reported accident. While officers were en route, the man called 911 again and asked the dispatcher “where the police were.” But when officers arrived, they couldn’t find a crash. But they soon found the man and determined he had called 911 because he wanted a ride home.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: LAWSUIT ENDS IN HAPPILY ARRANGED MARRIAGE _ A man in China ended a three-year lawsuit over borrowed cash after he found a love match for his bachelor son. The man was the defendant in the case and was in court when he learned the plaintiff’s daughter was single and about his son’s age. The defendant told the judge he’d not only pay back the borrowed cash, but pay the same amount as an engagement gift if the plaintiff would allow his daughter to marry his son. When the plaintiff saw photos of the defendant’s son, he dropped his lawsuit and even said he would not seek interest on the unpaid loan.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SEARCH CONTINUES FOR GUMMY BEAR BANDIT _ Albuquerque police continue to search for the man the call the “Gummy Bear Bandit”. Police say Greg L. Romero was the man caught on surveillance video walking into an Albuquerque convenience store, grabbing a handful of gummy bears, walking out and tossing some of the candy at the door. Video of the incident shows the clerk follow Romero out. That’s when Romero tried to run the clerk over in his car. The Gummy Bear Bandit is wanted for two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SMALL SIBERIAN TOWN HOSTS ‘KICK OBAMA’ CONTEST _ Participants in the small Siberian town of Bratsk’s annual youth day celebration held a unique competition this year: “Kick Obama”. The town’s youth were invited to kick a life-sized cardboard cutout of U.S. President Barack Obama. Participants were given a certain number of points depending on where their feet connected with the president. Those who kicked Obama in the head scored the highest.




FOOD FIGHTERS (8p ET, NBC) — Celebrity chef Eric Greenspan is featured in this new edition.


BOOM! (8p ET, FOX) — New


MOM (8:30p ET, CBS) — Repeat


MISTRESSES (9p ET, ABC) — Brian White (Scandal) guest stars in this new episode.



SERIES PREMIERE: DATES (9p ET, CW) — This British comedy series is about people (who met online) meeting for the first time in person on a date. Another new episode follows.

SHARK PLANET (9p ET, Discovery) — This 2-hour Shark Week special explores more than 13 shark species around the globe, highlighting shark behavior.

UNDER THE DOME (10p ET, CBS) — Frank Whaley (Ray Donovan) and Andrew J. West (The Walking Dead) guest star in this new episode.

HANNIBAL (10p ET, NBC) — New




LUKE WILSON BEATS EX-ASSISTANT IN COURT _ Luke Wilson’s ex-assistant tried to act like he forgot, but the actor has scored a huge sum of money from the guy. A judge awarded Wilson $438,000 from Charles Lodi — the former employee he sued for using his credit cards to rack up more than $120,000 in vacations, wedding expenses, and cold hard cash. In the suit, Wilson said he caught Lodi red-handed last year and they reached a settlement. Lodi was supposed to pay back $75,000 in three installments — but only paid back $15,000 before fleeing to Utah. The downside for Luke is Lodi’s still in the wind — he never responded to the lawsuit, and the chances of him actually having the money seem slim.

TAYLOR SWIFT’S 1989 BECOMES FASTEST-SELLING ALBUM OF THE LAST DECADE _ Taylor Swift’s 1989 continues to rack up accolades. The album has sold more than 5 million units since coming out 36 weeks ago, making it the quickest album to reach that milestone since Usher’s Confessions reached 5 million in 19 weeks in 2004. The reign of 1989 puts Swift on track to outdo Adele’s 21, which took 42 weeks to hit 5 million in late 2011. Adele’s blockbuster album has sold 11.1 million copies to date.

KEITH OLBERMANN, ESPN SPLIT FOR SECOND TIME _ Keith Olbermann is parting ways with ESPN once again. The outspoken broadcaster will be leaving the sports network when his two-year contract runs out at the end of July. ESPN said Wednesday: “While the show’s content was distinctive and extremely high quality, we ultimately made a business decision to move in another direction. We wish Keith nothing but the best and trust that his skill and ability will lead him to another promising endeavor.”

BILL COSBY HIT WITH NEW LEGAL MOTION BY ACCUSER _ Andrea Constand filed a new motion in her civil lawsuit against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, claiming that the entertainer and his legal team have repeatedly violated the confidentiality agreement between the two sides stemming from the 2006 settlement of Constand’s sexual assault claims. The new civil action states: “Cosby’s behaviors have caused plaintiff unwanted and overwhelming media attention, which has detrimentally affected her.”

… Constand, a former Temple University employee, is seeking to void the confidentiality agreement because she has “come to the realization that she once again must defend herself in the forum chosen by the defendant.”

WHOOPI GOLDBERG GOES BALLISTIC WHILE DEFENDING BILL COSBY _ Nothing will get Whoopi Goldberg to stop defending Bill Cosby. Not even the newly unsealed deposition in which the comedian admitted to obtaining drugs to give to women he wanted to have sex with. On Wednesday’s The View, Goldberg doubled down on her stance and lashed out at everyone who criticized her decision to defend Cosby. She told viewers: “Not any of you threatening me or telling me you’re coming after me because you don’t like what I said is going to change the fact that no one has convicted him, he has not been arrested, and the bottom line is that’s the law — innocent, until proven guilty.” • VIDEO

BILL COSBY STATUE REMOVED FROM DISNEY WORLD _ After court papers were released in which Bill Cosby admitted to drugging women in order to have sex with them, Walt Disney World has finally decided to remove a statue of the comedian. The statue, which was located within the Hollywood Studios theme park, was taken down Tuesday night after the park closed. Brittany Gavriolova, the niece of one of Cosby’s alleged victims, started a petition seven months ago asking Disney to remove the bronze bust of Cosby.

ARIANA GRANDE APOLOGIZES FOR HATING AMERICA _ Ariana Grande has tried to make amends after she was caught licking donuts on a tray while employees at a California donut shop were looking the other way. Of course, the licking wasn’t her only offense. The 22-year-old was also caught on camera with her back-up dancer and rumored new boyfriend giving a tongue-lashing to a fresh tray of donuts. She was caught on video saying, “What the [f] is that? I hate Americans. I hate America.”

… She released a statement apologizing for her “choice of words”: I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I’ve always made it clear that I love my county. What I said in a private moment with my friend, who was buying the donuts, was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words. As an advocate for healthy eating, food is very important to me and I sometimes get upset by how freely we as Americans eat and consume things without giving any thought to the consequences that it has on our health and society as a whole. The fact that the United States has the highest child obesity rate in the world frustrates me. We need to do more to educate ourselves and our children about the dangers of overeating and the poison that we put into our bodies. We need to demand more from our food industry. However I should have known better in how I expressed myself; and with my new responsibility to others as a public figure I will strive to be better.

… So, you’re typical celebrity non-apologetic apology.

MAGNUM PI STAR TOM SELLECK ACCUSED OF STEALING WATER _ We know that California, where Magnum P.I. star Tom Selleck lives, is currently suffering from a severe drought. But has it come to this? Selleck reportedly stole truckloads of water from a fire hydrant and hauled it back to his 60-acre ranch and avocado farm in Westlake Village. Selleck is accused of stealing water not once, not twice, but seven times from a Ventura County water district’s fire hydrant.

… The water district claims that it spotted a commercial water truck stealing water from the fire hydrant from September 20, 2013 to October 3, 2013 before heading to Selleck’s property. According to PageSix, a cease-and-desist letter was sent to Selleck and his wife on November 26, 2013, but the notice was reportedly ignored. The same white truck was spotted again, making the same journey, on March 23, 24, 25 and 26 of this year.

… The water district is demanding that Selleck pay at least $21,700 for the investigation and court expenses. Other damages will be determined later.

BENNIFER BREAK-UP: CHEATING, PARTYING RUMORS ABOUND _ Friends close to Hollywood’s newest romantic failure, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, are spilling the beans and revealing to the gossip magazines that cheating, gambling, and drinking had been dooming their 10-year marriage for years. A friend told People: “They have both been very open about their marriage struggles.” Another pal said the split “was inevitable. If there’s any surprise, it’s how long it took to happen.” According to the New York Daily News, Affleck “admitted to cheating” in the last year. And Affleck apparently told Garner that he hadn’t been committed to their marriage for a “few years.”

… But Affleck’s buds are outright denying the cheating rumors, which have circulated around the actor several times before. Another pal says Affleck is broken up about the separation.

RING SPOTTED ON JENNIFER GARNER’S FINGER _ Jennifer Garner’s ring was spotted on her finger during a recent outing in New York City, and this could be a sign that the 43-year-old actress isn’t quite ready to move on from her husband, Ben Affleck. However, it appears that Ben is ready for the impending divorce as he was seen without his wedding ring on the same day.

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY DOGGED BY DIVORCE RUMORS _ After the break-up last week of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, the rumor mill is churning to suggest the marriage of Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves is in big trouble. The buzz about non-stop fighting, and McConaughey being pushed into the marriage, seems to be getting louder and louder. Hollywood Life is reporting that if McConaughey and Alves divorce, the amount at stake is a whopping $125 million dollars.

CHRIS PINE, CASEY AFFLECK STAR IN THE FINEST HOURS TRAILER _ Chris Pine and Casey Affleck are portraying Bernie Webber and Ray Sybert, two real-life Coast Guard members who, along with two others, responded to the S.S. Pendleton disaster in 1952. The foursome undertook a risky rescue mission after the oil tanker collided with the S.S. Fort Mercer during a severe storm off Cape Cod. The film comes out January 29. • TRAILER

MARISA TOMEI JOINS THE SPIDER-MAN REBOOT AS AUNT MAY _ Marisa Tomei will play the role of Aunt May, to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Tomei was made an offer last week to fill Aunt May’s shoes. So far we don’t know who will play Uncle Ben, but so far Uncle Ben has been played by Martin Sheen in The Amazing Spider-Man series, and prior to that Cliff Robertson in the original Spider-Man series.

REMASTER OF THE IRON GIANT COMING TO THEATERS _ Warner Bros. and Fathom Events are teaming up to bring The Iron Giant back to life. The beloved 1999 animated film is being remastered and edited with new footage, and it’s coming to select U.S. theaters on September 30. The movie earned a respectable $23 million at the box office and critical acclaim, but failed to recoup its $70 million production budget.


Week of June 29-July 5

1. America’s Got Talent (Tuesday), NBC, 10.74 million

2. World Cup Post-Game Show, Fox, 10.16 million

3. Zoo, CBS, 8.18 million

4. NCIS, CBS, 7.68 million

5. Celebrity Family Feud, ABC, 7.11 million

6. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 6.86 million

7. American Ninja Warrior, NBC, 6.8 million

8. The Bachelorette, ABC, 6.72 million

9. 60 Minutes, CBS, 6.67 million

10. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 6.28 million

11. NCIS: New Orleans, CBS, 6.22 million

12. Big Brother (Wednesday), CBS, 5.87 million

13. Big Brother (Thursday), CBS, 5.77 million

14. Criminal Minds, CBS, 5.72 million

15. America’s Got Talent (Wednesday), NBC, 5.46 million

16. Blue Bloods, CBS, 5.44 million

17. Under the Dome, CBS, 5.277 million

18. Extant, CBS, 5.275 million

19. Mom, CBS, 5.15 million

20. I Can Do That, NBC, 5.07 million




FB icon Start it on Facebook, take it to the phones: “It’s too cold” is the No. 1 complaint of office workers. What’s your workplace gripe?

According to a recent study the top office complaints are:

1. “It’s too cold”

2. “It’s too hot”

3. Poor janitorial service

4. Computer/Internet problems

5. Not enough conference rooms

6. Not enough storage or space in their work area

7. Poor indoor air quality

8. No privacy in workstation/office

9. Noise level/too noisy.

10. Inadequate parking

… In the survey, Facility Managers said they’ve also seen these complaints from office workers (all real):

• I don’t like the color of the extension cord.

• The bathrooms are boring.

• The air in the building smells like bacon.

• Come get the mushrooms out of my carpet.

• Too much natural light.

• An executive couldn’t find the beer in his refrigerator.

• The green color of the carpet was making an employee ill.

• Someone complained that the smell from the potpourri at the reception desk was killing tropical fish in the aquarium.

• An employee did not want to move his complete Star Wars action figure set in order for janitorial to clean his office.

• The women’s restroom floor has too much shine. Can the janitors dull it down?

• An employee didn’t like the smell of the hand soap .



TRIVIA: Around the globe nearly $3.3 billion worth of these are sold each year. (Oreos)

TRIVIA: This is the only insect that produces food for humans. (Bees. They are the only insect that produce food that is used for human consumption in large enough quantities to make it economically feasible to raise.)


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Answer: Halle Berry



A homeless guy, having finished his bottle of whiskey, was looking for somewhere comfortable to sleep it off. He staggered in through the service entrance of a golf club and leaned against the door to the women’s locker room. It opened, tipping him in. He saw in front of him the gleaming floor, with many padded benches and thought that surely he was in heaven. Planning to settle in for a few hours, he stripped off his old clothes, laid down on one of the benches to sleep, and then, when he didn’t pass out quite so quickly as usual, he snagged the front page of the paper and spread it over his face. A little while later a group of women, finished with their game, came in to change. One woman let out a muffled shriek: “Ladies, there is a naked man on that bench with a newspaper covering half his body! Who could it be?” A second woman looked the man up and down, and said, “I certainly don’t know, but it isn’t MY husband.” A third woman inspected the man and agreed. “You’re right, and it isn’t MY husband either.” A fourth woman had her look, too, and said, “We’d best call the management. I don’t recognize him as a member of the club at all.”



A veterinarian from Boynton Beach, Florida receives instant karma when he attempts to shoot a rubber exam glove at a colleague.



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This is day 191 of 2015. There are 174 days remaining.


• Mavis Staples is 76

• Ron Glass (Barney Miller) is 70

• Folk singer Arlo Guthrie is 68

• Bela Fleck of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones is 57

• Sofia Vergara is 43

• Adrian Grenier (Entourage) is 39

• Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) is 38

• Gwendoline Yeo (Desperate Housewives) is 38

• Jessica Simpson is 35


• 1821: The United States took possession of its newly-bought territory of Florida from Spain.

• 1890: Wyoming was admitted as the 44th U.S. state.

• 1938: Howard Hughes set a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight around the world.

• 1964: The album A Hard Day’s Night by the Beatles was released.

• 1978: World News Tonight premiered on ABC.

• 1985: Coca-Cola, bowing to pressure from irate customers after the introduction of New Coke, said it would resume selling old-formula Coke.

• 1992: In Miami, Florida, former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega was sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations.

• 1997: Scientists in London said DNA from a Neanderthal skeleton supported a theory that humans descended from an “African Eve” 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.

• 1999: The U.S. women’s soccer team won the World Cup at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. After her game-winning penalty kick against China, Brandi Chastain took of her uniform top, baring her sports bra.

• 2006: A section of ceiling in Boston’s Big Dig tunnel collapsed, killing a car passenger.

• 2011: In the wake of a phone hacking scandal British tabloid News of the World published its last edition after 168 years.


• Collector Car Appreciation Day

• Don’t Step On A Bee Day

• Piña Colada Day


• July 14: MLB All-Star Game

• September 7: Labor Day

• September 10: NFL season begins (Steelers at Patriots)

More holidays




• Jeff Hanna of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is 69. Bruce McGill (Animal House) is 65. Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters is 65. Stephen Lang is 63. Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers) is 62. Sela Ward is 59. Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi is 56. Lisa Rinna is 52. Debbe Dunning (Home Improvement) is 49. Greg Grunberg (Heroes) is 49. Justin Chambers (Grey’s Anatomy) is 45. Lil Kim is 40.

• Cheer Up The Lonely Day. Free Slurpee Day At 7-Eleven. Bald Is In.


• Bill Cosby is 78. Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 72. Cheryl Ladd is 64. Mel Harris (thirtysomething) is 59. Gospel singer Sandi Patty is 59. Topher Grace is 37. Michelle Rodriguez is 37. Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry is 32. Natalie Martinez (Under the Dome) is 31.

• Simplicity Day. Different Colored Eyes Day. Etch A Sketch Day. Pecan Pie Day.