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Almanac - Tuesday 5/7/19

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Today is Tuesday, the 7th of May of 2019.  It is the 127th day of the year .  238 days remain until the end of the year.  45 days until summer begins.  And 546 days until presidential elections onTuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 5 months and 27 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:07 am 

and the sun sets tonight at 8:07 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours of daylight.

The first low tide will be at 7:50 am 

Solar noon will be at 1:07pm.

The next high tide will be at 3:10 pm.

and the final low tide at 7:38 pm.

The Moon is 7.4% visible; a  Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction:26.10° NNE↑

Moon Altitude:-28.37°

Moon Distance:235771 mi

Next Full Moon: Saturday May 18, 2019 at 2:11 pm

Next New Moon: Monday June 3, 2019 at 3:01 am

Next Moonrise: Today 8:19 am

Today is…

Childhood Depression Awareness Day

National Barrier Awareness Day

National Concert Day

National Cosmopolitan Day

National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

National Teacher Day

National Tourism Day

Paste Up Day

Poem on Your Pillow Day

World Asthma Day

Today is also…

Defender of the Fatherland Day (Kazakhstan)

Dien Bien Phu Victory Day (Vietnam)

Radio Day, commemorating the work of Alexander Popov (Russia, Bulgaria)\

1895 – In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention, the Popov lightning detector—a primitive radio receiver. In some parts of the former Soviet Union the anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.

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

1711 – David Hume, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1776)

1812 – Robert Browning, English poet and playwright (d. 1889)

1833 – Johannes Brahms, German pianist and composer (d. 1897)

1840 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer and educator (d. 1893)

1861 – Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

1892 – Archibald MacLeish, American poet, playwright, and lawyer (d. 1982)

1892 – Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav field marshal and politician, 1st President of Yugoslavia (d. 1980)

1909 – Edwin H. Land, American scientist and inventor, co-founded the Polaroid Corporation (d. 1991)

1919 – Eva Perón, Argentinian actress, 25th First Lady of Argentina (d. 1952)

1923 – Anne Baxter, American actress (d. 1985)

1927 – Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1930 – Totie Fields, American comedian and author (d. 1978)

1931 – Teresa Brewer, American singer (d. 2007)

1933 – Johnny Unitas, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2002)

1943 – Terry Allen, American singer and painter

1945 – Christy Moore, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1946 – Thelma Houston, American R&B/disco singer and actress

1946 – Bill Kreutzmann, American drummer (The Grateful Dead)

1987 – Aidy Bryant, American actress and comedian

…and on this day in history…

1718 – The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville.

1824 – World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. The performance is conducted by Michael Umlauf under the composer's supervision.

1945 – World War II: General Alfred Jodl signs unconditional surrender terms at Reims, France, ending Germany's participation in the war. The document takes effect the next day.

1946 – Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.

1952 – The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey Dummer.

1976 – The Honda Accord is officially launched.

1986 – Canadian Patrick Morrow becomes the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits.

1994 – Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream is recovered undamaged after being stolen from the National Gallery of Norway in February.

2000 – Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as president of Russia.