Actor Joseph Bologna is 78. Actor Russ Tamblyn is 78. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Sandy Koufax is 77. Actor Jack Riley is 77. Folk singer Noel Paul Stookey is 75. TV director James Burrows is 72. Actor Fred Ward is 70. Singer-musician Michael Nesmith is 70. Actress Concetta Tomei is 67. Singer Patti Smith is 66. Rock singer-musician Jeff Lynne is 65. TV host Meredith Vieira is 59. Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph is 57. Actress Patricia Kalember is 56. Country singer Suzy Bogguss is 56. "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer is 55. Actress-comedian Tracey Ullman is 53. Rock musician Rob Hotchkiss is 52. Radio-TV commentator Sean Hannity is 51. Sprinter Ben Johnson is 51. Actor George Newbern is 49. Singer Jay Kay (Jamiroquai) is 43. Rock musician Byron McMackin (Pennywise) is 43. Actress Meredith Monroe is 43. Actor Daniel Sunjata is 41. Actress Maureen Flannigan is 40. Actor Jason Behr is 39. Golfer Tiger Woods is 37. TV personality-boxer Laila Ali is 35. Actress Lucy Punch is 35. Singer-actor Tyrese Gibson is 34. Actress Eliza Dushku is 32. Rock musician Tim Lopez (Plain White T's) is 32. Actress Kristin Kreuk is 30. NBA player LeBron James is 28. Pop-rock singer Ellie Goulding is 26. Pop-rock musician Jamie Follese (Hot Chelle Rae) is 21.
Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital. 1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post . 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.