Country singer Claude King is 90. The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley is 85. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron is 79. Actor Stuart Damon is 76. Tony-winning playwright John Guare is 75. Financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn is 74. Actor David Selby is 72. Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is 72. Football Hall-of-Famer Roger Staubach is 71. Singer Cory Wells (Three Dog Night) is 71. Movie director Michael Mann is 70. Rock singer Al Kooper is 69. Actress Charlotte Rampling is 67. Racing Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip is 66. Actress Barbara Hershey is 65. Actor Christopher Guest is 65. Actor Tom Wilkinson is 65. Actor-comedian Tim Meadows is 52. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 51. Actress Laura Linney is 49. Rock musician Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver) is 49. World Golf Hall-of-Famer Jose Maria Olazabal is 47. Actor-comedian Chris Parnell is 46. Rock singer Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) is 45. Singer Bobby Brown is 44. Actor Michael Sheen is 44. Country singer Sara Evans is 42. Actor-singer Darren Criss (TV: "Glee") is 26. Actor Jeremy Sumpter is 24.
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.