Almanac - Monday 7/16/18
Today is Monday, the 16th of July of 2018, the 197th day of 2018.
There are 168 days left in the year.
113 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018
(3 months and 21 days from today)
841 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 3 months and 18 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:01 am
and the sun sets at 8:30 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 29 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.
The first high tide was at 2:05 am
and the next high tide will be at 3:49 pm.
The first low tide will be at 8:40 am
and the next low tide at 9:06 pm.
A low-medium pollen count for today and the next few days in the Twos and Threes
The Moon is 16.2% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction: ↑ 14.03° NNE
Moon Altitude: -41.78°
Moon Distance: 227529 mi
Next Full Moon: Friday July 27, 2018 at 1:20 pm
Next New Moon: Saturday August 11, 2018 at 2:57 am
Next Moonrise: Today at 10:11 am
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1907 – Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (d. 1990)
1911 – Sonny Tufts, American actor (d. 1970)
1946 – Barbara Lee, American politician
1947 – Assata Shakur, American-Cuban criminal and activist
Violinist Pinchas Zukerman is 70.
…and on this day in history…
In 1790, a site along the Potomac River was designated the permanent seat of the United States government; the area became Washington, D.C.
1945 – The United States exploded its first experimental atomic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo, New Mexico; the same day, the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis left Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California on a secret mission to deliver atomic bomb components to Tinian Island in the Marianas.
In 1951, the novel "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger was first published by Little, Brown and Co.
In 1957, Marine Corps Maj. John Glenn set a transcontinental speed record by flying a Vought F8U Crusader jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8.4 seconds.
In 1964, as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination in San Francisco, Barry M. Goldwater declared that "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" and that "moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
In 1973, during the Senate Watergate hearings, former White House aide Alexander P. Butterfield publicly revealed the existence of President Richard Nixon's secret taping system.
In 2002, the Irish Republican Army issued an unprecedented apology for the deaths of "noncombatants" over 30 years of violence in Northern Ireland.
One year ago, in 2017, British actress Jodie Whittaker was announced as the next star of the long-running science fiction series "Doctor Who" — the first woman to take a role that had been played by a dozen men over six decades.