Almanac - Wednesday 7/4/18
Today is Wednesday, the 4th of July of 2018.
It is the 185th day of the year.
There are 180 days remaining until the end of the year.
125 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018
(4 months and 2 days from today)
853 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 3 months and 30 days from today)
The Aphelion, the point in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun, occurs around this date.
A low-medium pollen count in the threes for the next few days
The sun will rise in San Francisco 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 3:33 am
and the next high tide will be at 5:28 pm.
The first low tide will be at 10:07 am
and the next low tide at 11:12 pm.
The Moon is 67.9% visible; a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction:↑ 169.81° S
Moon Distance:247082 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 11:47 am
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1898 – Gertrude Lawrence, British actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1952)
1898 – Gertrude Weaver, American supercentenarian (d. 2015)
1902 – George Murphy, American actor and politician (d. 1992)
1905 – Lionel Trilling, American critic, essayist, short story writer, and educator (d. 1975)
1911 – Mitch Miller, American singer and producer (d. 2010)
1920 – Leona Helmsley, American businesswoman (d. 2007)
1927 – Neil Simon, American playwright and screenwriter
1930 – George Steinbrenner, American businessman (d. 2010)
1938 – Bill Withers, American singer-songwriter and producer
1941 – Brian Willson, American soldier, lawyer, and activist
1942 – Peter Rowan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943 – Geraldo Rivera, American lawyer, journalist, and author
1946 – Michael Milken, American businessman and philanthropist
…and on this day in history…
1826 – Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, dies the same day as John Adams, second president of the United States, on the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence.
1892 – The first double-decked street car service was inaugurated in San Diego, California.
1939 – Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, informs a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself "The luckiest man on the face of the earth", then announces his retirement from major league baseball.