Almanac - Tuesday 7/3/18
Today is Tuesday, the 3rd of July of 2018.
It is the 184th day of the year.
There are 181 days remaining until the end of the year...
126 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018
(4 months and 3 days from today)
854 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 3 months and 31 days from today)
The sun rises at 5:53 am
and sunset will be at 8:35 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:14 pm.
The first high tide was at 2:44 am
and the next high tide will be at 4:49 pm.
The first low tide will be at 9:26 am
and the next low tide at 10:07 pm.
The Moon is 76.8% visible; a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction:↑ 175.10° S
Moon Distance:249303 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 10:50 am
Women's Day in Myanmar
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
Actress Olivia Munn is 38.
…and on this day in history…
On July 3, 1863, the three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania ended in a major victory for the North as Confederate troops failed to breach Union positions during an assault known as Pickett's Charge.
In 1913, during a 50th anniversary reunion at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Civil War veterans re-enacted Pickett's Charge, which ended with embraces and handshakes between the former enemies.
In 1962, French President Charles de Gaulle signed an agreement recognizing Algeria as an independent state after 132 years of French rule.
In 1971, singer Jim Morrison of The Doors died in Paris at age 27.
In 1976, Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 106 passengers and Air France crew members being held at Entebbe (en-TEH'-bee) Airport in Uganda (yoo-GAHN'-dah) by pro-Palestinian hijackers; the commandos succeeded in rescuing all but four of the hostages.
In 1987, British millionaire Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand became the first hot-air balloon travelers to cross the Atlantic, parachuting into the sea as their craft went down off the Scottish coast.
In 1988, the USS Vincennes shot down an Iran Air jetliner over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
In 2008, Venus and Serena Williams won in straight sets to set up their third all-sister Wimbledon final and seventh Grand Slam championship matchup.
2013 – Egyptian coup d'état: President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi is overthrown by the military after four days of protests all over the country calling for Morsi's resignation, to which he didn't respond. President of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt Adly Mansour is declared acting president.
Last year, 2017, A federal appeals court ruled that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of an Obama administration rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks. The three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ordered the EPA to move forward with the new requirement that aims to reduce planet-warming emissions from oil and gas operations.