Today is Monday, the 1st of July of 2019. It is the 182nd day of the year. 183 days remain until the end of the year...
It is the last day of the first half of the year. The end of this day marks the halfway point of a leap year. It also falls on the same day of the week as New Year's Day in a leap year. The midpoint of the year for southern hemisphere DST countries occurs at 11:00 p.m.
84 days until autumn begins
491 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 4 months and 2 days from today)
The sun rises at 5:52 am
and sunset will be at 8:36 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 44 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:14 pm.
The first low tide was at 5:11am
and the next low tide at 4:43 pm.
The first high tide will be at 12:26 pm
and the final high tide at 10:57 pm.
The Moon is 2.4% visible; a Waning Crescent
Moon Direction: 62.07° ENE↑
Moon Distance: 231814 mi
Next New Moon: tomorrow Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 12:16 pm
Next Full Moon: Tuesday July 16, 2019 at 2:38 pm
Next Moonrise: Today at 4:50 am
"July 1st" is the name of a song by Ayumi Hamasaki song.
American Zoo Day
Devotion to Duty Day
Early Bird Day
International Chicken Wing Day
International Joke Day
National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day
National Financial Freedom Day
National Gingersnap Day
National Postal Workers Day
National Television Heritage Day
Second Half of the New Year Day
U.S. Postage Stamp Day
Zip Code Day
1963 – ZIP codes are introduced for United States mail.
Today is also…
CARICOM Day in Guyana
Constitution Day in Cayman Islands
Heroes' Day in Zambia
Armed Forces Day in Singapore
Canada Day, formerly Dominion Day
Children's Day in Pakistan
Communist Party of China Founding Day
Day of Officials and Civil Servants in Hungary
Doctors' Day in India
Emancipation Day in Netherlands Antilles
1863 – Keti Koti (Emancipation Day) in Suriname, marking the abolition of slavery by the Netherlands.
Engineer's Day in Bahrain, Mexico
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
Independence Day in Burundi, celebrates the independence of Burundi from Belgium in 1962.
Independence Day in Rwanda
Independence Day in Somalia
International Tartan Day
July Morning in Bulgaria
Keti Koti (Emancipation Day) in Suriname
Madeira Day in Madeira, Portugal
Moving Day in Quebec
Newfoundland and Labrador Memorial Day
Republic Day in Ghana
Sir Seretse Khama Day in Botswana
Territory Day in British Virgin Islands
The first day of Van Mahotsav, celebrated until July 7. in India
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1804 – George Sand, French author and playwright (d. 1876)
1869 – William Strunk Jr., American author and educator (d. 1946)
1892 – James M. Cain, American author and journalist (d. 1977)
1899 – Thomas A. Dorsey, American pianist and composer (d. 1993)
1899 – Charles Laughton, English-American actor and director (d. 1962)
1906 – Estée Lauder, American businesswoman, co-founded the Estée Lauder Companies (d. 2004)
1915 – Willie Dixon, American singer-songwriter, bass player, guitarist, and producer (d. 1992)
1916 – Olivia de Havilland, British-American actress
1922 – Toshi Seeger, German-American activist, co-founded the Clearwater Festival (d. 2013)
1930 – Carol Chomsky, American linguist and academic (d. 2008)
1934 – Jamie Farr, American actor
1938 – Hariprasad Chaurasia, Indian flute player and composer
1939 – Karen Black, American actress (d. 2013)
1941 – Twyla Tharp, American dancer and choreographer
1942 – Andraé Crouch, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor (d. 2015)
1950 – David Duke, American white supremacist, politician and former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard
1951 – Anne Feeney, American singer-songwriter and activist
1952 – Dan Aykroyd, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1961 – Diana, Princess of Wales (d. 1997)
1967 – Pamela Anderson, Canadian-American model and actress
1969 – Séamus Egan, American-Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975 – Sufjan Stevens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
…and on this day in history…
1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Gettysburg begins.
1867 – The British North America Act takes effect as the Province of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia join into confederation to create the modern nation of Canada. Sir John A. Macdonald is sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada. This date is commemorated annually in Canada as Canada Day, a national holiday.
1870 – The United States Department of Justice formally comes into existence.
1874 – The Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful typewriter, goes on sale.
1879 – Charles Taze Russell publishes the first edition of the religious magazine The Watchtower.
1881 – The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States.
1898 – Spanish–American War: The Battle of San Juan Hill is fought in Santiago de Cuba.
1903 – Start of first Tour de France bicycle race.
1908 – SOS is adopted as the international distress signal.
1931 – United Airlines begins service (as Boeing Air Transport).
1931 – Wiley Post and Harold Gatty become the first people to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engined monoplane aircraft.
1932 – Australia's national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, was formed.
1943 – Tokyo City merges with Tokyo Prefecture and is dissolved. Since this date, no city in Japan has the name "Tokyo" (present-day Tokyo is not officially a city).
1958 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
1960 – Ghana becomes a republic and Kwame Nkrumah becomes its first President as Queen Elizabeth II ceases to be its head of state.
1963 – The British Government admits that former diplomat Kim Philby had worked as a Soviet agent.
1968 – The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons is signed in Washington, D.C., London and Moscow by sixty-two countries.
1972 – The first Gay pride march in England takes place.
1976 – Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.
1979 – Sony introduces the Walkman.
1980 – "O Canada" officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
1984 – The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA.
1987 – The American radio station WFAN in New York City is launched as the world's first all-sports radio station.
1991 – Cold War: The Warsaw Pact is officially dissolved at a meeting in Prague.
1997 – China resumes sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonial rule. The handover ceremony is attended by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prince Charles of Wales, Chinese President Jiang Zemin, and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
1999 – The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Elizabeth II on the day that legislative powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
2002 – The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
2003 – Over 500,000 people protest against efforts to pass anti-sedition legislation in Hong Kong.
2007 – Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces.