Almanac - Wednesday 7/11/18
Today Wednesday, 11th of July of 2018 is the 192nd day of the year.
There are 173 days remaining until the end of the year.
118 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018
(3 months and 26 days from today)
846 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 3 months and 23 days from today)
The sun rises this morning at 5:58 am
and the sun sets at 8:33 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 35 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.
The first low tide was at 4:42 am
and the next low tide will be at 4:18 pm.
The first high tide will be at 11:53 am
and the next high tide at 10:36 pm.
Pollen count will be low-medium, mostly in the threes
The Moon is currently 3.9% visible; A Waning Crescent
Moon Direction: ↑ 66.99° ENE
Moon Altitude: 2.40°
Moon Distance: 224130 mi
Next New Moon: Tomorrow, Thursday July 12, 2018 at 7:47 pm
Next Full Moon: Friday July 27, 2018 at 1:20 pm
Next Moonset: Today at 7:19 pm
Today is also…
National Day of Remembrance of Victims of Genocide by Ukrainian Nationalists on Citizens of the Second Republic of Poland
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you! You share this day with…
1899 – E. B. White, American essayist and journalist (d. 1985)
1925 – Nicolai Gedda, Swedish operatic tenor (d. 2017)
1931 – Tab Hunter, American actor and singer
1953 – Leon Spinks, American boxer
1957 – Michael Rose, Jamaican singer-songwriter
1959 – Suzanne Vega, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1967 – Jhumpa Lahiri, Indian American novelist and short story writer
1975 – Lil' Kim, American rapper and producer
…and on this day in history…
In 1798, the U.S. Marine Corps was formally re-established by a congressional act that also created the U.S. Marine Band.
On July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a pistol duel in Weehawken, New Jersey. (Hamilton died the next day.)
In 1859, Big Ben, the great bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for the first time.
In 1960, the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee was first published by J.B. Lippincott and Co.
In 1972, the World Chess Championship opened as grandmasters Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union began play in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Fischer won after 21 games.)
In 1977, the Presidential Medal of Freedom was presented to polio vaccine pioneer Dr. Jonas Salk and (posthumously) to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. by President Jimmy Carter.
In 1979, the abandoned U.S. space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.