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Almanac - Thursday, July 19, 2018

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Photo by John Flannery
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Via Wikimedia Commons
For hummingbirds, every day is stick out your tongue day.

Today is Thursday, July 19, 2018. It is the 200th day of the year, there are 165 days remaining in 2018.

The sun will rise today at 6:02 AM

And will set at 8:28 PM

There will be 14 hours and 26 minutes of daylight

Today is a first quarter moon

It will rise at 1:26 PM

Today’s first high tide was at 12:45 AM

The next high tide will be at 1:28 PM

The first low tide is at 7:25 AM

The next low tide will be at 7:59 PM

Today is

  • Stick out your tongue day
  • National daiquiri day
  • National Raspberry Cake day
  • National Flight Attendant Professionals Day

If today is your birthday, happy birthday to you! You share this special day with:

On this day in history

  • 1553 – Lady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after only nine days on the throne.

  • 1845 – Great New York City Fire of 1845: The last great fire to affect Manhattan began early in the morning and was subdued that afternoon. The fire killed four firefighters, 26 civilians, and destroyed 345 buildings.

  • 1848 – The first Women's Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, New York.

  • 1900 – The first line of the Paris Métro opens for operation.

  • 1903 – Maurice Garin wins the first Tour de France.[1]

  • 1976 – Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.

  • 1977 – The world's first Global Positioning System (GPS) signal was transmitted

  • 1983 – The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.