Almanac - Monday 7/2/18
Today is Monday, the 2nd of July of 2018.
It is the 183rd day of the year.
There are 182 days remaining until the end of the year.
This day is the midpoint of a common year because there are 182 days before and 182 days after it in common years. The exact time of the middle of the year is at noon. Because we are on Daylight Saving Time, the actual exact time of the midpoint in a common year is at 1:00 p.m; this is when 182 days and 12 hours have elapsed and there are 182 days and 12 hours remaining. It falls on the same day of the week as New Year's Day in common years.
127 days until mid-term elections this year Tuesday November 6, 2018
(4 months and 4 days from today)
855 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 4 months and 1 day from today)
The sun rises at 5:52 am
and the sun sets at 8:36 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 44 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:14 pm.
The first high tide was at 2:01 am
and the next high tide will be at 4:12 pm.
The first low tide will be at 8:48 am
and the final low tide at the Golden Gate arrives at 9:09 pm.
The moon is currently 84.4% visible; a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction:↑ 186.67° S
Moon Distance:250873 mi
Next New Moon:Thursday July 12, 2018 at 7:47 pm
Next Full Moon: Friday July 27, 2018 at 1:20 pm
Next Moonset: Today at 9:53 am
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you! You share this day with…
Jazz musician Ahmad Jamal is 88.
Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson, is 71.
Rock musician Roy Bittan (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band) is 69.
1877 – Rinaldo Cuneo, American artist ("the painter of San Francisco") (d. 1939)
1925 – Patrice Lumumba, Congolese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1961)
1964 – Jose Canseco, Cuban-American baseball player and mixed martial artist
1964 – Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-American baseball player, coach, and manager
1986 – Lindsay Lohan, American actress and singer
…and on this day in history…
In 1867, New York's first elevated rail line, a single track between Battery Place and Greenwich Street, went into operation.
In 1892, the Populist Party (also known as the People's Party) opened its first national convention in Omaha, Nebraska.
In 1917, rioting erupted in East St. Louis, Illinois, as white mobs attacked black residents; nearly 50 people, mostly blacks, are believed to have died in the violence.
In 1926, the United States Army Air Corps was created.
In 1955, "The Lawrence Welk Show" premiered on ABC-TV under its original title, "The Dodge Dancing Party."
In 1961, author Ernest Hemingway shot himself to death at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.
2000 – Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional, after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.
One year ago: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was photographed with his family soaking up the sun on a beach he had closed to the public for the Fourth of July weekend because of a government shutdown.