In 1917, the US Army ranked this in size compared to other armies in the world.
Today in History: Born on August 10
Edmund Jennings Randolph, governor of Virginia and first U.S. attorney general.
Camillo di Cavour, helped bring about the unification of Italy under the House of Saxony.
Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States (1929-1933).
Leo Fender, inventor of the first mass-produced electric guitar.
George W. Crockett, first African-American lawyer with the U.S. Department of Labor.
Jimmy Dean, singer, actor, TV host and businessman.
Eddie Fisher, American singer.
Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer whose Cosworth DFV (Double Four Valve) engine revolutionized Formula One racing.
Harriet Miers, White House counsel.
Patti Austin, Grammy Award-winning singer and actress ("Real Me").
Daniel Hugh Kelly, film and TV actor (The Good Son).