Ancient Romans called the Mediterranean Sea this.
- Good Sea
- Middle Sea
- Narrow Sea
- Our Sea
Today in History: Born on July 10
John Calvin, Protestant religious leader, founder of Calvinism.
Camille Pissarro, French painter.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, painter.
Marcel Proust, French novelist (Remembrance of Things Past).
Mary McLeod Bethune, educator, founder of Bethune-Cookman College and the National Council of Negro Women.
Ivie Anderson, jazz singer.
Saul Bellow, writer.
David Brinkley, broadcaster.
David Dinkins, first African-American mayor of New York City.
Alice Munro, Canadian writer (Open Secrets, Friend of my Youth).
Jerry Herman, songwriter.
Arthur Ashe, American tennis player.
Folk singer Arlo Guthrie ("Alice's Restaurant," "City of New Orleans"), son of Woody Guthrie.
Alexia, princess of Greece and Denmark.
Adam Petty, race driver, first fourth-generation driver in NASCAR history; his death in 2000 contributed to NASCAR's decision to mandate a kill switch on steering wheels.