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Almanac - Wednesday 7/25/18


Today is Wednesday, the 25th of July of 2018, is the 206th day of the year.

There are 159 days remaining until the end of the year.

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:08 am ...

and sunset will be at 8:24 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 16 minutes of daylight.

The solar noon will be at 1:16 pm.

The first low tide will be at 5:01 am 

and the next low tide at 4:40 pm.

The first high tide will be at 12:10 pm 

and the next high tide at 10:40 pm.

The Moon is 95.2% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction: ↑ 251.12° WSW

Moon Altitude:-10.39°

Moon Distance: 251766 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 7:03 pm

The full moon in July is called The Full Buck Moon.  At this time, a buck’s antlers are in full growth mode. This full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.

Today is….

Culinarians Day

Feast of Saint James

Health and Happiness with Hypnosis Day

International Red Shoe Day

National Carousel Day

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

National Wine and Cheese Day

Thread the Needle Day

It’s also…

Guanacaste Day in Costa Rica

National Baha'i Day in Jamaica

National Day of Galicia region in Spain

Puerto Rico Constitution Day

Republic Day in Tunisia

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you!  You share this day with…

1870 – Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator (d. 1966)

1894 – Walter Brennan, American actor (d. 1974)

1894 – Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian Serb revolutionary (d. 1918)

1896 – Josephine Tey, Scottish author and playwright (d. 1952)

1905 – Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-Swiss novelist, playwright, and memoirist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)

1906 – Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1970)

1930 – Annie Ross, Scottish-American singer and actress

1935 – Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi Arabian businessman (d. 2017)

1946 – Rita Marley, Cuban-Jamaican singer

1956 – Andy Goldsworthy, English-Scottish sculptor and photographer

…and on this day in history…

1788 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550).

1837 – The first commercial use of an electrical telegraph is successfully demonstrated in London by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone.

1853 – Joaquin Murrieta, the famous Californio bandit known as the "Robin Hood of El Dorado", is killed.

1925 – Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) is established.

1957 – The Republic of Tunisia is proclaimed, under President Habib Bourguiba.

1965 – Bob Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music.

1969 – Vietnam WarU.S. President Richard Nixon declares the Nixon Doctrine, stating that the United States now expects its Asian allies to take care of their own military defense. This is the start of the "Vietnamization" of the war.

1976 – Viking programViking 1 takes the famous Face on Mars photo.

1978 – Birth of Louise Joy Brown, the first human to have been born after conception by in vitro fertilisation, or IVF.

1979 – Another section of the Sinai Peninsula is peacefully returned by Israel to Egypt.

1984 – Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk.

1994 – Israel and Jordan sign the Washington Declaration, that formally ends the state of war that had existed between the nations since 1948.

2007 – Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first female president.

2010 – WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.