Today is the 246th day of 2022 and the 75th day of summer.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Malcolm Gladwell (1963- ), journalist/author; Charlie Sheen (1965- ), actor; Jevon Kearse (1976- ), football player; Jennie Finch (1980- ), softball player; Shaun White (1986- ), snowboarder/skateboarder.
Today’s FACT: Ferdinand Porsche, founder of the car company of the same name, designed the first gasoline-electric hybrid car. Known as the Lohner-Porsche Mixte Hybrid, the car went into production in 1900.
SPORTS TODAY: In 1950, Guiseppe “Nino” Farina won the Italian Grand Prix to become the first Formula 1 driver’s world champion.
TODAY’S QUOTE: “We, as human beings, have a problem with storytelling. We’re a little too quick to give explanations for things we really don’t have an explanation for.” — Malcolm Gladwell, “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking”
Today’s NUMBER: 4,435: US service members killed in battle during the Revolutionary War, according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Today’s MOON: First quarter moon (September 3).