Today is the 182nd day of 2022 and the 11th day of summer.
ANNIVERSARY Today: Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin aka George Sand (1804-1876), author; Walter Francis White (1893-1955), leader of the NAACP; Estee Lauder (1906-2004), co-founder of the cosmetics company; Jamie Farr (1934-), actor; Sydney Pollack (1934-2008), filmmaker; Dan Aykroyd (1952-), actor; Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997); Carl Lewis (1961-), Olympic athlete; Pamela Anderson (1967-), actress; Missy Elliott (1971-), rapper; Claire Forlani (1972-), actress; Liv Tyler (1977-), actress; Nelson Cruz (1980-), baseball player.
FET D’Avui: The International Criminal Court, established on this day in 2002, is an independent institution and is not part of the United Nations.
THE SPORTS OF TODAY: In 1903 the first bicycle race of the Tour de France began in Paris. Of the 60 cyclists who started the nearly 2,500-kilometer race, only 21 finished, including champion Maurice Garin.
TODAY’S QUOTE: “One is happy when one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-sacrifice to a point, love of work and, above all, calm conscience.” – George Sand
TODAY’S ISSUE: $ 150: Approximate price (in US dollars) of the first Sony Walkman portable cassette player when it went on sale in Japan that day in 1979.
Today’s MOON: Between new moon (June 28) and first quarter moon (July 6).