Almanac - Monday 7/8/19
Today is Monday, the 8th of July of 2019...
It is the 189th day of the year.
176 days remain until the end of the year.
484 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 3 months and 26 days from today)
The sun rises at 5:56 am
and sunset will be at 8:34 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 38 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.
The first high tide was at 4:19 am
and the next high tide will be at 5:51 pm.
The first low tide will be at 10:38 am
and the next low tide at 11:51 pm.
Moon is 39.2% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction:325.93° NW↑
Moon Distance:229728 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 at 12:37 pm
Also known as Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama Day
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1914 – Billy Eckstine, American singer and trumpet player (d. 1993)
1926 – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-American psychiatrist and author (d. 2004)
1934 – Marty Feldman, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1982)
1951 – Anjelica Huston, American actress and director
1952 – Marianne Williamson, American author and activist
1961 – Toby Keith, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
Writer Anna Quindlen is 67.
Actor Kevin Bacon is 61.
Actor Jaden Smith is 21
…and on this day in history…
In 1911, cowgirl "Two-Gun Nan" Aspinwall became the first woman to make a solo trip by horse across the United States, arriving in New York 10 months after departing San Francisco.
1970 – Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American self-determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975.
In 2000, Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-6 (3) for her first Grand Slam title, becoming the first black female champion at Wimbledon since Althea Gibson in 1957-58.
Five years ago in 2014: President Barack Obama appealed to Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border, where unaccompanied children were showing up by the thousands (Republican lawmakers rejected the request). Washington became the second state to allow people to buy marijuana legally in the U.S. without a doctor's note. Germany handed Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with a 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation.
In 2017, at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, world powers lined up against President Donald Trump on climate change, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming. After their first face-to-face meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he thought Trump believed his denials of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential vote.
One year ago in 2018: A woman who was poisoned in southwest England died, eight days after she may have touched a contaminated item containing the same type of military-grade nerve agent used to poison a former Russian spy and his daughter in the area in March. Divers rescued four of the 12 boys who’d been trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand with their soccer coach for more than two weeks. (The remaining eight boys and their coach were rescued over the next two days)