Today Monday, 30th of July of 2018 is the 211th day of the year.
There are 154 days remaining until the end of the year.
54 days until autumn begins...
99 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018
(3 months and 7 days from today)
827 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 3 months and 4 days from today)
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:12 am
and sunset will be at 8:19 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 7 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.
The first high tide was at 1:07 am
and the next high tide will be at 2:49 pm.
The first low tide will be at 7:43 am
and the next low tide at 7:49 pm.
A low to medium pollen count of 3.9 today rising this week to 5.1 by the end of the week.
The Moon is now 93.8% visible; a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction: ↑ 211.13° SSW
Moon Altitude: 34.26°
Moon Distance: 250231 mi
Next New Moon: Saturday August 11, 2018 at 2:57 am
Next Full Moon: Sunday August 26, 2018 at 4:56 am
Next Moonset: Today at 8:44 am
National Cheesecake Day
National Support Public Education Day
National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
Paperback Book Day
World Snorkeling Day
Feast of the Throne in Morocco
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Vanuatu from the United Kingdom and France in 1980.
International Day of Friendship, and its related observances:
Día del Amigo in Paraguay
Martyrs Day in South Sudan
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1470 – Hongzhi, emperor of the Ming dynasty (d. 1505)
1751 – Maria Anna “Nannerl” Mozart, Austrian pianist, older sister of Wolfgang Amadeus (d. 1829)
1818 – Emily Brontë, English novelist and poet (d. 1848)
1863 – Henry Ford, American engineer and businessman, founded the Ford Motor Company (d. 1947)
1881 – Smedley Butler, American general, Medal of Honor recipient, author of “War Is A Racket” (d. 1940)
1890 – Casey Stengel, American baseball player and manager (d. 1975)
1929 – Sid Krofft, Canadian-American puppeteer and producer
1934 – Bud Selig, 9th Major League Baseball Commissioner
1936 – Buddy Guy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1939 – Peter Bogdanovich, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1939 – Eleanor Smeal, American activist, founded the Feminist Majority Foundation
1940 – Patricia Schroeder, American lawyer and politician
1941 – Paul Anka, Canadian singer-songwriter and actor
1945 – David Sanborn, American saxophonist and composer
1947 – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, 38th Governor of California
1948 – Jean Reno, Moroccan-French actor
1948 – Otis Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949 – Duck Baker, American guitarist
1956 – Anita Hill, American lawyer and academic
1957 – Bill Cartwright, American basketball player and coach
1958 – Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter and producer
1961 – Laurence Fishburne, American actor and producer
1963 – Lisa Kudrow, American actress and producer
1964 – Vivica A. Fox, American actress
1971 – Elvis Crespo, American-Puerto Rican singer
1972 – Jim McIlvaine, American basketball player and sportscaster
1974 – Hilary Swank, American actress and producer
…and on this day in history…
762 – Baghdad is founded.
1729 – Founding of Baltimore, Maryland.
1932 – Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short.
1956 – A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto.
1962 – The Trans-Canada Highway, the longest national highway in the world, is officially opened.
1965 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.
1974 – Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon releases subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the Supreme Court of the United States.
1975 – Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again.
1981 – As many as 50,000 demonstrators, mostly women and children, took to the streets in Łódź to protest food ration shortages in Communist Poland.
2003 – In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.
2006 – The world's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.