Hottest recorded temperature of 134 degrees at Death Valley, CA.
Forecast for today is a high of 121 degrees.
Snopes “Monkey Trial” begins in Dayton, Tennessee. Clip below of Spencer Tracy as Clarence Darrow in that trial from “Inherit the Wind”.
Tennis legend and activist Arthur Ashe born. Ashe is the only African-American man to win at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open. He is also the first African-American inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame.
French agents bomb and sink the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbor.
Brandi Chastain kicks the winning penalty kick as the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team beats China in the World Cup finals at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Britain’s best-selling Sunday tabloid the News of the World, brought down by a phone-hacking scandal, published it last issue.