KALW Almanac - Monday July 18, 2016
The eighteenth day of July of 2016 is the 200th day of the year.
There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year.
the sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:03 am
Today we will have 14 hours and 26 minutes of sun.
The solar transit will be at 1:16 pm.
and sunset will be at 8:29 pm.
The first low tide will be at 5:22 am
and the next low tide at 5:02 pm.
The first high tide will be at 12:32 pm
and the next high tide at 11:11 pm.
The Moon will be 97.6% illuminated, a Waxing Gibbous moon
Moonrise Today: 7:29 PM↑ 113° Southeast
Moonset Today: 4:59 AM↑ 246° West
We will have a full moon Tomorrow Tuesday July 19
The last quarter moon for the month will fall on Tuesday July 26
We'll have a New Moon on Tuesday August 2
Today is Global Hug Your Kid Day
National Get Out of the Doghouse Day
Perfect Family Day
World Listening Day
National Sour Candy Day
National Caviar Day
Constitution Day in Uruguay
Nelson Mandela International Day
On this day in history...
1872Britain enacted voting by secret ballot.
1927Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,000th career hit.
1999David Cone of the New York Yankees pitched the 14th perfect game in modern major league baseball history in a game against the Montreal Expos.
1334 – The bishop of Florence blesses the first foundation stone for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by the artist GiottodiBondone.
1862 – First ascent of Dent Blanche, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
1966 – Human spaceflight: Gemini 10 is launched from Cape Kennedy on a 70-hour mission that includes docking with an orbiting Agena target vehicle.
1968 – Intel is founded in Mountain View, California.
1976 – Nadia Comăneci becomes the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
1986 – A tornado is broadcast live on KARE television in Minnesota when the station's helicopter pilot makes a chance encounter.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you! You share your special day with…
1895 – Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster (d. 1954)
1906 – S. I. Hayakawa, Canadian-American academic, one-time president of San Francisco State University during the Student Strikes of the late 1960's, and politician (d. 1992)
1906 – Clifford Odets, American director, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1963)
1908 – Peace Pilgrim, American mystic and activist (d. 1981)
1909 – Andrei Gromyko, Belarusian-Russian economist and politician, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1989)
1911 – Hume Cronyn, Canadian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1913 – Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (d. 1997)
1918 – Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer and politician, Nobel Prize laureate, a leading anti-apartheid figure and South Africa's first black president, was born in Mvezo.(d. 2013)
1921 – John Glenn, American colonel, astronaut, and politician
1927 – Kurt Masur, German conductor and educator (d. 2015)
1929 – Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2000)
1932 – Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet and playwright
1937 – Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 2005)
1939 – Dion DiMucci, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dion and the Belmonts)
1941 – Lonnie Mack, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
1941 – Martha Reeves, American singer, actress, and politician (Martha and the Vandellas and The Fascinations)
1947 – Steve Forbes, American publisher and politician
1950 – Mark Udall, American educator and politician
1954 – Ricky Skaggs, American singer-songwriter, mandolin player, and producer (New South)
1967 – Vin Diesel, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1969 – Elizabeth Gilbert, American author