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Almanac - Wednesday 7/3/19

4th Course: "Le Kit Cat", by flickr user ulterior epicure

Today is Wednesday, the 3rd of July of 2019...

It is the 184th day of the year.

181 days remain until the end of the year.

82 days until autumn begins

489 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 3 months and 31 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:53 am 

and sunset will be at 8:35 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:14 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:37 am 

and the next low tide at 6:21 pm.

The only high tide of the day will be at 1:59 pm.

The Moon is 0.6%; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction: 40.76° NE↑

Moon Altitude:-19.18°

Moon Distance: 227290 mi

Next Full Moon: Tuesday July 16, 2019 at 2:38 pm

Next New Moon: Wednesday July 31, 2019 at 8:11 pm

Next Moonrise: Today 6:46 am

Today is...

American Redneck Day

Disobedience Day

National Chocolate Wafer Day

National Compliment Your Mirror Day

National Eat Beans Day

National Fried Clam Day

Stay Out of the Sun Day

Today is also…

Emancipation Day in the United States Virgin Islands

Independence Day, celebrates the liberation of Minsk from Nazi occupation by Soviet troops in 1944 in Belarus

The start of the Dog Days according to the Old Farmer's Almanac but not according to established meaning in most European cultures

Women's Day in Myanmar

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

1854 – Leoš Janáček, Czech composer and theorist (d. 1928)

1883 – Franz Kafka, Czech-Austrian author (d. 1924)

1908 – M. F. K. Fisher, American author (d. 1992)

1913 – Dorothy Kilgallen, American journalist, actress, and author (d. 1965)

1927 – Ken Russell, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2011)

1935 – Cheo Feliciano, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

1940 – Lamar Alexander, American lawyer and politician, 5th United States Secretary of Education

1947 – Dave Barry, American journalist and author

1951 – Jean-Claude Duvalier, Haitian politician, 41st President of Haiti (d. 2014)

1952 – Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

1956 – Montel Williams, American talk show host and television personality

1957 – Poly Styrene, British musician (d. 2011)

1962 – Tom Cruise, American actor and producer

1964 – Yeardley Smith, American actress, voice actress, comedian and writer who voices Lisa Simpson in the American animated sitcomThe Simpsons

1971 – Julian Assange, Australian journalist, publisher, and activist, founded WikiLeaks

And on this day in history…

1819 – The Bank for Savings in the City of New-York, the first savings bank in the United States, opens.

1839 – The first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today's Framingham State University, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with three students.

1852 – Congress establishes the United States' 2nd mint in San Francisco.

1886 – Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, the first purpose-built automobile.

1890 – Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.

1913 – Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact Pickett's Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors.

1938 – World speed record for a steam locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 125.88 miles per hour (202.58 km/h).

1944 – World War II: Minsk is liberated from Nazi control by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration.

1952 – The Constitution of Puerto Rico is approved by the United States Congress.

1962 – Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.