A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible early. Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 59F. Winds light and variable..
A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible early. Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 59F. Winds light and variable.
Updated: July 23, 2019 @ 6:28 pm
Highlights from major events that happened around the world on this day in history.
In 1881, President James A. Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau at the Washington railroad station; Garfield died the following September. (Guiteau was hanged in June 1882.)
In 1937, aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight along the equator.
In 1961, author Ernest Hemingway shot himself to death at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.
On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil rights bill passed by Congress.
In 1977, Russian-American author Vladimir Nabokov, 78, died in Montreux, Switzerland.
In 1987, 18 Mexican immigrants were found dead inside a locked boxcar near Sierra Blanca, Texas, in what authorities called a botched smuggling attempt; a 19th man survived.
In 1996, seven years after they shotgunned their parents to death in the family's Beverly Hills mansion, Erik and Lyle Menendez were sentenced to life in prison without parole.
In 1997, Academy Award-winning actor James Stewart died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 89.
Ten years ago: Federal marshals took possession of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's $7 million Manhattan penthouse, forcing Madoff's wife, Ruth, to move elsewhere.
Ten years ago: North Korea test-fired two short-range missiles.
Ten years ago: The 35-nation International Atomic Energy Agency chose Yukiya Amano of Japan as its next head.
Five years ago: Louis Zamperini, 97, an Olympic runner who survived a bomber crash in the Pacific Ocean, weeks adrift and then years as a Japanese prisoner of war and became the subject of a celebrated book and movie, died in Los Angeles.
One year ago: Fresh off a landslide victory, Mexico's newly elected leftist president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged to "reach an understanding" with Donald Trump.
One year ago: Harvey Weinstein was charged with a sex crime against a third woman as New York prosecutors continued building cases against the former Hollywood studio boss.
One year ago: Jackson family patriarch Joseph Jackson was buried in the same Southern California cemetery as his late son Michael.
One year ago: Rescue divers in Thailand found 12 boys and their soccer coach, who had been trapped by flooding as they explored a cave more than a week earlier.
One year ago: President Donald Trump interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices in his search for a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
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