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Almanac - Friday 7/6/18

Frida Kahlo poster, taken by flickr user Adam Knight

Today is Friday, the 6th of July of 2018.

It is the 187th day of the year.

There are 178 days remaining until the end of the year.

78 days until autumn begins...

123 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 06 2018

(3 months and 31 days from today)

851 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 03 2020

(2 years 3 months and 28 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:55 am 

and sunset will be at 8:35 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 40 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.

The first low tide was at 12:20 am 

and the next low tide will be at 11:43 am.

The first high tide will be at 5:50 am

and the next high tide at 6:49 pm.

A low medium pollen count, mostly in the Fours today and the next few days…

The Moon is currently 48.1% visible; now a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: ↑ 140.30° SE

Moon Altitude: 46.48°

Moon Distance: 241012 mi

Next New Moon: Thursday July 12, 2018m at 7:47 pm

Next Full Moon: Friday July 27, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Next Moonset: Today at 1:46 pm

Today is…

Comic Sans Day

International Kissing Day

National Air Traffic Control Day

National Fried Chicken Day

Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day

Umbrella Cover Day

It’s also…

Constitution Day in Cayman Islands

Day of the Capital in Kazakhstan

Independence Day on The Comoros Islands, and in Malawi

Jan Hus Day in Czech Republic

Kupala Night in PolandRussiaBelarus and Ukraine

Statehood Day in Lithuania

Teachers' Day in Peru

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this day with…

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

Burt Ward

John Paul Jones

Frida Kahlo

Nancy Reagan

Merv Griffin

Bill Haley

Janet Leigh

Della Reese

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Ned Beatty

Gene Chandler

George W. Bush

Sylvester Stallone

Phyllis Hyman

Nanci Griffith

50 Cent

…and on this day in history…

On July 6, 1957, Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title as she defeated fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2.

Sixteen-year-old John Lennon first met 15-year-old Paul McCartney when Lennon's band, the Quarrymen skiffle group, performed a gig at St. Peter's Church in Woolton, Liverpool.

1865 – The first issue of The Nation magazine is published.

In 1885, French scientist Louis Pasteur tested an anti-rabies vaccine on 9-year-old Joseph Meister, who had been bitten by an infected dog; the boy did not develop rabies.

1944 – Jackie Robinson refuses to move to the back of a bus, leading to a court-martial.

In 1944, an estimated 168 people died in a fire that broke out during a performance in the main tent of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford, Connecticut.

In 1964, the movie "A Hard Day's Night," starring The Beatles, had its world premiere in London.

In 2008, A solar-powered aircraft, the Solar Impulse, completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight, gliding to a smooth stop at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.