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Almanac - Monday 7/23/18

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This is not an ad. I have no clue where to find this. (Kevin) Temptation Vegan Ice Cream, taken by flickr user Heather Kennedy

Today is Monday, the 23rd of July of 2018.

It is the 204th day of the year. 

There are 161 days remaining until the end of the year.

61 days until autumn begins...

106 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018

(3 months and 14 days from today)

834 days until Tuesday November 03 2020

(2 years 3 months and 11 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:07 am 

and sunset will be at 8:25 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 18 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:16 pm.

The first low tide was at 3:39 am

and the next low tide will be at 3:07 pm.

The first high tide will be at 10:37 am 

and the next high tide at 9:22 pm.

A low-medium pollen count at Three today, rising to a medium count of 5.2 later this week

The moon is currently 83.8% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction: ↑ 266.94° W

Moon Altitude: -27.44°

Moon Distance: 249252 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 5:20 pm

Today is…

Gorgeous Grandma Day

Hot Enough For Ya Day

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

World Sjögren's Day

(An immune system disorder characterized by dry eyes and dry mouth.)

Yada, Yada, Yada Day

It's also...

Birthday of Haile Selassie celebrated by followers of Rastafarianism

Children's Day in Indonesia

National Remembrance Day in Papua New Guinea

Renaissance Day in Oman

Revolution Day in Egypt, as on this day in 1952, General Muhammad Naguib leads the Free Officers Movement (formed by Gamal Abdel Nasser, the real power behind the coup) in overthrowing King Farouk of Egypt.

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this day with...

1888 – Raymond Chandler, American crime novelist and screenwriter (d. 1959)

1892 – Haile Selassie, Ethiopian emperor (d. 1975)

1936 – Anthony Kennedy, American lawyer and jurist

1940 – Don Imus, American radio host

1961 – Woody Harrelson, American actor and activist

1967 – Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)

1971 – Alison Krauss, American singer-songwriter and fiddler

1989 – Daniel Radcliffe, English actor

...and on this day in history....

1829 – In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.

1840 – The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union.

1903 – The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.

1921 – The Communist Party of China (CPC) is established at the founding National Congress.

1926 – Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.

1927 – The first station of the Indian Broadcasting Company goes on the air in Bombay.

1929 – The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words.

1962 – Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.

1972 – The United States launches Landsat 1, the first Earth-resources satellite.