Chris Mondics is the legal affairs writer and writes the "Law Review" column for the Inquirer. He previously served as a Washington correspondent for the newspaper, where he focused on investigative reporting, health care, and political and national security coverage.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Saturn, Neptune, Venus, Uranus, and Mercury.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include English playwright/poet Ben Jonson in 1572; German composer Richard Strauss in 1864; Montana's Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, in 1880; undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau in 1910; Hall of Fame football Coach Vince Lombardi in 1913; author William Styron in 1925; U.S.Rep Charles B. Rangel in 1930 ; actor Gene Wilder in 1933 ; actor Chad Everett in 1937; actor Adrienne Barbeau in 1945 ; Scottish auto racer Jackie Stewart in 1939 ; drummer Frank Beard in 1949 ; football Hall of Fame member Joe Montana in 1956 ; actor Hugh Laurie in 1959 ; TV host Dr. Mahmet Oz, in 1960 ; actor Joshua Jackson in 1978 ; actor Shia LaBeouf in 1986 .