On August 10, 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the U.S. Supreme Court’s 107th justice.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
Those born on this day are under the sign of Leo. They include Edmund Jennings Randolph, the first U.S. attorney general, in 1753; Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States, in 1874; actor Jack Haley (the tinman in The Wizard of Oz) in 1898; actor Rhonda Fleming in 1923 (age 95); guitar maker Leo Fender in 1909; singer/businessman Jimmy Dean in 1928; singer Eddie Fisher in 1928; singer Bobby Hatfield (the Righteous Brothers) in 1940; fashion designer Betsey Johnson in 1942 (age 76); singer Ronnie Spector in 1943 (age 75); rock musician Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull in 1947 (age 71); actor Rosanna Arquette in 1959 (age 59); actor Antonio Banderas in 1960 (age 58); actor Justin Theroux in 1971 (age 47); actor Angie Harmon in 1972 (age 46); writer Suzanne Collins in 1962 (age 56); political commentator Andrew Sullivan in 1963 (age 55); actor Joanna Garcia in 1979 (age 39); actor/model Devon Aoki in 1982 (age 36); actor Brenton Thwaites in 1989 (age 29); actor Lucas Till in 1990 (age 28); model/television personality Kylie Jenner in 1997 (age 21).
On this date in history:
In 1776, a committee of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson suggested the United States adopt “E pluribus unum” — “Out of many, one” — as the motto for its Great Seal.
In 1920, Francisco “Pancho” Villa surrendered to Mexican authorities — and drowned his sorrows in a bottle of cognac.
In 1962, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and three other civil rights leaders were found guilty of disorderly conduct charges in Albany, Ga. Judge Adie Durden fined each $200 and sentenced them to 60 days in jail, but immediately suspended the sentences and placed King and his associates on probation.
In 1977, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz was arrested and charged with being the “Son of Sam,” the serial killer who terrorized New York City for more than a year, killing six young people and wounding seven others. Berkowitz was sentenced to life in prison.
In 1980, Hurricane Allen made landfall along the Texas coast, killing 24 people there and in Louisiana. The storm killed a 269 people through the Caribbean, Mexico and United States.
In 1991, China agreed in principle to sign the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.
In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the U.S. Supreme Court’s 107th justice.
In 1993, three ships collided with one another in Tampa Bay, Fla., spilling 336,000 gallons of fuel oil into the water. No one was killed. The incident marked the first time officials used a computerized trajectory model to track the location of an oil spill.
In 1996, Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole selected former congressman, Cabinet secretary and NFL quarterback Jack Kemp as his running mate.
In 2003, more than 80 inmates tunneled their way out of Brazil’s Joao Pessoa prison, one of the nation’s top security facilities.
In 2008, soul music icon Isaac Hayes, an Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer, composer and producer, died at his home in Shelby County, Tenn. He was 65.
In 2017, President Donald Trump said opioid addiction “is a serious problem the likes of which we have never had” and declared a national emergencyover the crisis.
A thought for the day: “I push myself to be the best I can be. I don’t worry about what other people are doing, and I don’t think about things I can’t control.” — Annika Sorenstam