Today is Wednesday, July 10, the 191st day of 2019. There are 174 days left in the year.

Today in history

On July 10, 1991, Boris N. Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected president of the Russian republic. ... President George H.W. Bush lifted economic sanctions against South Africa.

Also on this date

  • In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson personally delivered the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate and urged its ratification. (However, the Senate rejected it.)
  • In 1929, American paper currency was reduced in size as the government began issuing bills that were approximately 25 percent smaller.
  • In 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as the Luftwaffe started attacking southern England. (The Royal Air Force was ultimately victorious.)
  • In 1951, armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean War began at Kaesong.

Fun fact

At birth, a baby giant panda is about the size of a mouse.

That’s punny

Being a hypochondriac is going to save my life one of these days.

Trending words

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Today’s birthdays

Former New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins is 92. Actor William Smithers is 92. Broadway composer Jerry Herman is 88. Director Ivan Passer is 86. Actor Lawrence Pressman is 80. Singer Mavis Staples is 80. Actor Mills Watson is 79. Actor Robert Pine is 78. Rock musician Jerry Miller (Moby Grape) is 76. International Tennis Hall of Famer Virginia Wade is 74. Actress Sue Lyon is 73. Folk singer Arlo Guthrie is 72. Rock musician Dave Smalley is 70. Country-folk singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler is 68. Rock singer Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys) is 65. Banjo player Bela Fleck is 61. Actress Fiona Shaw is 61. Country musician Shaw Wilson (BR549) is 59. Bluegrass singer-musician Tim Surrett (Balsam Range) is 56. Actor Alec Mapa is 54. Country singer-songwriter Ken Mellons is 54. Actor Gale Harold is 50. Country singer Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts) is 49. Actor Aaron D. Spears is 48. Actress Sofia Vergara is 47. Rockabilly singer Imelda May is 45. Actor Adrian Grenier is 43. Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is 42. Actress Gwendoline Yeo is 42. Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas is 39. Singer-actress Jessica Simpson is 39. Rock musician John Spiker is 38. Actress Heather Hemmens is 35. Actress Emily Skeggs (TV: “When We Rise”) is 29. Rapper/singer Angel Haze is 28. Pop singer Perrie Edwards (Little Mix) is 26.

The Edge is compiled by Dallas Marshall. She can be contacted at

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