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Almanac - Tuesday 7/9/19

Cows, by flickr user Anders Gustavson

Today is Tuesday, the 9th of July of 2019...

It is the 190th day of the year.

175 days remain until the end of the year.

76 days until autumn begins

483 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 3 months and 25 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:56 am 

and sunset will be at 8:34 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 38 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.

The first high tide was just now at 5:37 am 

The only low tide of the day will be at 11:33 am.

and the next high tide at 6:40 pm.

The Moon is 51.0% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:322.99° NW↑

Moon Altitude:-48.96°

Moon Distance:231913 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 1:44 pm

Today is…

Call of the Horizon Day

Cow Appreciation Day

Fashion Day

Martyrdom of the Bab

National Don't Put all your Eggs in One Omelet Day

National No Bra Day

National Sugar Cookie Day

Today is also…

Arbor Day in Cambodia

Constitution Day in Australia

Constitution Day in Palau

Constitutionalist Revolution Day in São Paulo

Day of the Employees of the Diplomatic Service in Azerbaijan

Martyrdom of the Báb  in the Bahá'í Faith

Independence Day, celebrates the declaration of independence of the United Provinces of South America by the Congress of Tucumán in 1816 in Argentina

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of South Sudan from Sudan in 2011.

Nunavut Day in the newest Canadian province of Nunavut

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

1764 – Ann Radcliffe, English author and poet (d. 1823

1879 – Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1936)

1929 – Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolin player

1932 – Donald Rumsfeld, American captain and politician, 13th United States Secretary of Defense

1933 – Oliver Sacks, English-American neurologist, author, and academic (d. 2015)

1935 – Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer and activist (d. 2009)

1936 – June Jordan, American poet and educator (d. 2002)

1945 – Dean Koontz, American author and screenwriter

1947 – Mitch Mitchell, English drummer (d. 2008)

1947 – O. J. Simpson, American football player and actor

1952 – John Tesh, American pianist, composer, and radio and television host

1956 – Tom Hanks, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1964 – Courtney Love, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

…and on this day in history…

1793 – The Act Against Slavery in Upper Canada bans the importation of slaves and will free those who are born into slavery after the passage of the Act at 25 years of age.

1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.

1896 – William Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of Gold speech advocating bimetallism at the 1896 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

1922 – Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.

1937 – The silent film archives of Fox Film Corporation are destroyed by the 1937 Fox vault fire.

1955 – The Russell–Einstein Manifesto calls for a reduction of the risk of nuclear warfare.

1986 – The New Zealand Parliament passes the Homosexual Law Reform Act legalising homosexuality in New Zealand.

2002 – The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, replacing the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The organization's first chairman is Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa.