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Almanac - Monday 7/9/18

campbell's soup cans, taken by flickr user camerabee

Today Monday, 9th of July of 2018 is the 190th day of the year.

There are 175 days remaining until the end of the year.

75 days until autumn begins...

120 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018

(3 months and 28 days from today)

and it’s 848 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 3 months and 25 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:56 am 

and sunset will be at 8:34 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 38 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.

The first low tide was at 3:06 am

and the next low tide will be at 2:30 pm.

The first high tide will be at 9:57 am 

and the next high tide at 9:01 pm.

A mostly low-medium pollen count this week, mostly in the Threes. Wednesday peaks in the medium range at 4.9.

The Moon is currently 18.1% visible; a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: ↑ 93.49° E

Moon Altitude: 28.18°

Moon Distance: 229900 mi

Next New Moon: Thursday July7 12, 2018 at 7:47 pm

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

Next Moonset: Today at 5:02 pm

Today is…

Call of the Horizon Day

Fashion Day

International Town Criers Day

Martyrdom of the Bab

National Don't Put all your Eggs in One Omelet Day

National No Bra Day

National Sugar Cookie Day

It’s also…

Arbor Day in Cambodia

Constitution Day in Australia

Constitution Day in Palau

Constitutionalist Revolution Day in São Paulo

Day of the Employees of the Diplomatic Service in Azerbaijan

Independence Day in Argentina

Independence Day in South Sudan

Nunavut Day in the far northern Candadia province of Nunavut

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

1764 – Ann Radcliffe, English author and poet (d. 1823)

1916 – Edward Heath, English colonel and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2005)

1932 – Donald Rumsfeld, American captain and politician, 13th United States Secretary of Defense

1933 – Oliver Sacks, English-American neurologist, author, and academic (d. 2015)

1935 – Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer and activist (d. 2009)

1936 – June Jordan, American poet and educator (d. 2002)

1937 – David Hockney, English painter and photographer

1942 – Richard Roundtree, American actor

1945 – Dean Koontz, American author and screenwriter

1947 – Mitch Mitchell, English drummer (d. 2008)

1947 – O. J. Simpson, American football player and actor

1952 – John Tesh, American pianist, composer, and radio and television host

1956 – Tom Hanks, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1964 – Courtney Love, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

1976 – Fred Savage, American actor, director, and producer

On July 9, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington's troops in New York.

1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.

1896 – William Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of Gold speech advocating bimetallism at the 1896 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

In 1937, a fire at 20th Century Fox's film storage facility in Little Ferry, New Jersey, destroyed most of the studio's silent films.

In 1962, pop artist Andy Warhol's exhibit of 32 paintings of Campbell's soup cans opened at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.

In 1995, Jerry Garcia performed for the final time as frontman of the Grateful Dead during a concert at Chicago's Soldier Field (Garcia died a month later).

Ten years ago, in 2008,

Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, battling a brain tumor, walked into the Senate to cast a dramatic vote in favor of long-stalled Medicare legislation.