Almanac - Thursday, July 26, 2018
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.
National Chili Dog Day
National Intern Day
Aunts and Uncles Day
One Voice Day
National All or Nothing Day
National Coffee Milkshake Day
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1921 – Jean Shepherd, American radio host, actor, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1922 – Jim Foglesong, American record producer (d. 2013)
1925 – Ana María Matute, Spanish author and academic (d. 2014)
1928 – Stanley Kubrick, American director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 1999)
1941 – Darlene Love, American singer and actress
1943 – Mick Jagger, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1945 – Helen Mirren, English actress
1949 – Roger Taylor, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer (Queen)
1956 – Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater
1967 – Jason Statham, English actor
1971 – Chris Harrison, Host of The Bachelor franchise
... 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.