It’s Saturday, July 7, the 189th day of 2012. There are 177 days left in the year.
• Nearly 3 million Libyans have registered to vote in the first multiparty election in 60 years; 1,400 candidates are competing for 200 seats in the National Assembly, which will draft a constitution.A3
• A “mega march” against the PRI, the winning party in Mexico’s presidential election, is planned in Mexico City.
• The NAACP launches its convention in Houston. A7
Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough is 79. Rock star Ringo Starr is 72. Actress Shelley Duvall is 63. Actress Jorja Fox is 44. Olympic silver and bronze medal figure skater Michelle Kwan is 32. Country singer Gabbie Nolen is 30.
— From wire reports
Highlights: In 1846, U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed after the surrender of a Mexican garrison. In 1898, the U.S. annexed Hawaii.
Ten years ago: Lleyton Hewitt crushed David Nalbandian in the Wimbledon final.
Five years ago: Live Earth, a 24-hour music marathon spanning seven continents, reached the Western Hemisphere, with music stars addressing climate change.
One year ago: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” the final movie in the franchise, debuted, on its way to becoming the year’s top-grossing movie.