Judge Joseph Wapner is 93. Statesman Howard H. Baker Jr. is 87. Actor Ed Asner is 83. Actor John Kerr is 81. Singer Petula Clark is 80. Comedian Jack Burns is 79. Actress Joanna Barnes is 78. Actor Yaphet Kotto is 73. Actor Sam Waterston is 72. Classical conductor Daniel Barenboim is 70. Pop singer Frida (ABBA) is 67. Actor Bob Gunton is 67. Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is 65. Director-actor James Widdoes is 59. Rock singer-producer Mitch Easter is 58. Fox News reporter John Roberts is 56. Former "Jay Leno Show" bandleader Kevin Eubanks is 55. Comedian Judy Gold is 50. Actress Rachel True is 46. Rapper E-40 is 45. Country singer Jack Ingram is 42. Actor Jay Harrington is 41. Actor Jonny Lee Miller is 40. Actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier is 39. Christian rock musician David Carr (Third Day) is 38. Rock singer-musician Chad Kroeger is 38. Rock musician Jesse Sandoval is 38. Actress Virginie Ledoyen is 36. Actor Sean Murray (TV: "NCIS") is 35. Pop singer Ace Young (TV: "American Idol") is 32. Golfer Lorena Ochoa is 31. Actress Shailene Woodley is 21. Actress-dancer Emma Dumont (TV: "Bunheads") is 18.
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.