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Almanac - Thursday, July 26, 2018

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Chili dog with fries

Today, Thursday, the 26th of July, 2018, is the 207th day of the year.

There are 158 days remaining until the end of the year.

The 2018 Midterm Elections are in 103 days, and the 2020 election is in 831 days.

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:08 AM

and sunset will be at 8:23 PM

We will have 14 hours and 15 minutes of daylight.

The first high tide today is at 12:53 PM

And the next high tide is at 11:22 PM

The first low tide is at 5:39 AM

and the next low tide at 5:24 PM


Today the moon is 97.8% illuminated, it is a Waxing Gibbous moon

The next Full Moon is tomorrow, the 27th of July

The next New Moon will be on August 11.

Today is…

National Chili Dog Day

National Intern Day

Aunts and Uncles Day

One Voice Day

National All or Nothing Day

National Coffee Milkshake Day


Today's Birthdays:

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

... and on this day in history…

  • 1745 – The first recorded women's cricket match takes place near Guildford, England.

  • 1775 – The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress. Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania takes office as Postmaster General.

  • 1847 – Liberia declares its independence.

  • 1887 – Publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement.

  • 1918 – Emmy Noether's paper, which became known as Noether's theorem was presented at Göttingen, Germany, from which conservation laws are deduced for symmetries of angular momentum, linear momentum, and energy.

  • 1990 – The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.

  • 2005 – Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission: Launch of Discovery, NASA's first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.

  • 2016 – Hillary Clinton becomes the first female nominee for President of the United States by a major political party at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.