Almanac - Thursday 7/12/18
Today is Thursday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2018.
There are 172 days left in the year.
117 days until mid-terms Tuesday November 06 2018
(3 months and 25 days from today)
845 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 03 2020
(2 years 3 months and 22 days from today)
The sun rises at 5:58 am
and sunset will be at 8:32 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 34 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.
The first low tide was at 5:29 am
and the next low tide will be at 5:11 pm.
The first high tide will be at 12:43 pm
and the next high tide at 11:26 pm.
The Pollen count is low medium this week and weekend, in the threes and fours
The Moon is 0.6% visible
Moon Direction: ↑ 65.10° ENE
Moon Altitude: 1.40°
Moon Distance: 222504 mi
Next New Moon: later today Thursday July 12, 2018 at 7:47 pm
Next Full Moon: Friday July 27, 2018 at 1:20 pm
Next Moonset: Today 8:22 pm
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to You! You share this day with…
1884 Amedeo Modigliani
1895 – Oscar Hammerstein II, American director, producer, and songwriter (d. 1960)
1917 – Andrew Wyeth, American artist (d. 2009)
1933 – Donald E. Westlake, American author and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1934 – Van Cliburn, American pianist and composer (d. 2013)
Fitness guru Richard Simmons is 70.
1944 – Delia Ephron, American author, playwright, and screenwriter
1948 – Walter Egan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948 – Richard Simmons, American fitness trainer and actor
1951 – Cheryl Ladd, American actress
1955 – Jimmy LaFave, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
1971 – Kristi Yamaguchi, American figure skater
1978 – Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH'-lah YOO'-suhf-zeye) is 21.
…and on this day in history…
On July 12, 1909, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, allowing for a federal income tax, and submitted it to the states. (It was declared ratified in February 1913.)
In 1960, the Etch-A-Sketch Magic Screen drawing toy, invented by French electrician Andre Cassagnes, was first produced by the Ohio Art Co.
In 1962, The Rolling Stones played their first-ever gig at The Marquee in London.
In 1967, rioting erupted in Newark, New Jersey, over the police beating of a black taxi driver; 26 people were killed in the five days of violence that followed.