Today is Tuesday, July 8, the 189th day of 2014. There are 176 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On July 8, 1889, The Wall Street Journal was first published. (Price of a copy: two cents.)
On this date:
In 1663, King Charles II of England granted a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.
In 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, outside the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia.