TODAY IN HISTORYLast update on Thursday, July 31, 2014 3:05 AM EDT
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Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.
Thought for the day:
"The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception." — E.V. Lucas, English author and critic (1868-1938).
Today's Hightlight in History:
On July 31, 1964, the American space probe Ranger 7 reached the moon, transmitting pictures back to Earth before impacting the lunar surface.
On This Date:
Actor Don Murray is 85.
Jazz composer-musician Kenny Burrell is 83.
Actor Geoffrey Lewis is 79.
Actress France Nuyen is 75.
Actress Susan Flannery is 75.
Singer Lobo is 71.
Actress Geraldine Chaplin is 70.
Former movie studio executive Sherry Lansing is 70.
Singer Gary Lewis is 69.
Actor Lane Davies is 64.
International Tennis Hall of Famer Evonne Goolagong Cawley is 63.
Actor Barry Van Dyke is 63.
Actor Alan Autry is 62.
Jazz composer-musician Michael Wolff is 62.
Actor James Read is 61.
Actor Michael Biehn is 58.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is 58.
Rock singer-musician Daniel Ash (Love and Rockets) is 57.
Entrepreneur Mark Cuban is 56.
Rock musician Bill Berry is 56.
Actor Wesley Snipes is 52.
Country singer Chad Brock is 51.
Musician Fatboy Slim is 51.
Rock musician Jim Corr is 50.
Author J.K. Rowling (ROHL'-ing) is 49.
Actor Dean Cain is 48.
Actor Ben Chaplin is 45.
Actor Loren Dean is 45.
Actress Eve Best is 43.
Retired NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte is 43.
Actress Annie Parisse (pah-REES') is 39.
Actor Robert Telfer is 37.
Country singer-musician Zac Brown is 36.
Actor-producer-writer B.J. Novak is 35.
Actor Eric Lively is 33.
Country singer Blaire Stroud (3 of Hearts) is 31.
Singer Shannon Curfman is 29.
Actor Rico Rodriguez is 16.
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