Almanac - Tuesday 7/10/18
Today Tuesday, 10th of July of 2018 is the 191st day of the year.
There are 174 days remaining until the end of the year.
119 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018
(3 months and 27 days from today)
847 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 3 months and 24 days from today)
The sun rises this morning at 5:57 am
and the sun sets at 8:33 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 36 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.
The first low tide was at 3:54 am
and the next low tide will be at 3:24 pm. T
he first high tide will be at 10:59 am
and the next high tide at 9:48 pm.
A low-medium pollen count this week in the threes and fours.
The Moon is 10.1% visible; a Waning Crescent
Moon Direction: ↑ 76.89° ENE
Moon Altitude: 11.53°
Moon Distance: 226707 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 6:11 pm
Cow Appreciation Day
Don't Step on a Bee Day
National Piña Colada Day
Pick Blueberries Day
Teddy Bear Picnic Day
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1902 – Nicolás Guillén, Cuban poet, journalist, and activist (d. 1989)
1911 – Cootie Williams, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1985)
1926 – Fred Gwynne, American actor (d. 1993)
1938 – Lee Morgan, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1972)
1942 – Sixto Rodriguez, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949 – Greg Kihn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958 – Fiona Shaw, Irish actress and director
1972 – Sofía Vergara, Colombian-American actress and producer
Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (CHOO'-ih-tehl EHJ'-ee-oh-for) is 41.
1980 – Jessica Simpson, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer
…and on this day in history…
On July 10, 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as the Luftwaffe started attacking southern England. (The Royal Air Force was ultimately victorious.)
In 1962, AT&T's Telstar 1 communications satellite, capable of relaying television signals and telephone calls, was launched by NASA from Cape Canaveral.
In 1985, the Greenpeace protest ship Rainbow Warrior was sunk with explosives in Auckland, New Zealand, by French intelligence agents; one activist was killed. Bowing to pressure from irate customers, the Coca-Cola Co. said it would resume selling old-formula Coke, while continuing to sell New Coke.
In 1991, Boris N. Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected president of the Russian republic. President George H.W. Bush lifted economic sanctions against South Africa.
In 1999, the United States women's soccer team won the World Cup, beating China 5-4 on penalty kicks after 120 minutes of scoreless play at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
One year ago, in 2017: Donald Trump Jr. acknowledged that he agreed to meet with a Russian lawyer during his father's presidential campaign in the hope that he would receive information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.