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Sunrise ... sunset ... tides ... annual rainfall ... on this day in history ... international holiday celebrations ... full moon lore ... and more. Tune in for the Daily Almanac Monday through Friday at 5:49am and 8:49am.Do you have comments or questions, corrections, or suggestions for the Almanac? Would you like the Almanac to acknowledge a special birthday or anniversary? Contact me by email: kevin@kalw.org.

Tuesday July 28, 2015

July 28 is the 209th day of the year

There are 156 days remaining until the end of the year.

Sunrise Today: 6:10 AM

Sunset Today: 8:22 PM

Daylight Hours: 14 hours, 12 minutes

Moon: 88.9% illuminated Waxing Gibbous

Today is National Milk Chocolate Day

Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval (Canada)

Fiestas Patrias, celebrates the independence of Peru from Spain by General José de San Martín in 1821.

Liberation Day (San Marino)

Ólavsøka Eve (Faroe Islands)

World Hepatitis Day (International)

On this day in history...

1540 – Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day.

1794 – French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just are executed by guillotine in Paris, France.

1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.

1896 – The city of Miami, Florida is incorporated.

1984 – The 1984 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad were opened in Los Angeles USA.

1993 – Andorra joins the United Nations.

1996 – The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the Kennewick Man.

2005 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty-year-long armed campaign in Northern Ireland.

If today is your birthday, you share it with...

1804 – Ludwig Feuerbach, German anthropologist and philosopher (d. 1872)

1866 – Beatrix Potter, English author and illustrator (d. 1943) \

1887 – Marcel Duchamp, French-American painter and sculptor (d. 1968)

1901 – Rudy Vallée, American singer, actor, and saxophonist (d. 1986)

1902 – Karl Popper, Austrian-English philosopher and academic (d. 1994)

1929 – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American journalist, 37th First Lady of the United States (d. 1994)

1940 – Philip Proctor, American voice actor and screenwriter

1943 – Mike Bloomfield, American guitarist and songwriter (The Electric Flag) (d. 1981)

1943 – Bill Bradley, American basketball player and politician

1943 – Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Pink Floyd) (d. 2008)

1945 – Jim Davis, American cartoonist, created Garfield

1946 – Jonathan Edwards, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947 – Sally Struthers, American actress and singer 1949 – Vida Blue, American baseball player and sportscaster

1954 – Hugo Chávez, Venezuelan colonel and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 2013)

1962 – Rachel Sweet, American actress, singer, producer, and screenwriter

1990 – Soulja Boy, American rapper, producer, and actor