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Almanac - Wednesday 7/10/19

kitten, by flickr user RNCB

Today is Wednesday, the 10th of July of 2019...

It is the 191st day of the year.

173 days remain until the end of the year.

482 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 3 months and 25 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:57 am 

and sunset will be at 8:33 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 36 minutes of daylight. Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.

The first low tide was at 1:06 am 

and the next low tide at 12:31 pm.

The first high tide will be at 7:06 am 

and the final high tide at 7:28 pm.

The next Full Moon in 6 days on Tuesday the 16th of July of 2019 at 2:38 pm

There will also be a Partial Lunar Eclipse

The Last Quarter Moon of the month comes in 14 days on Wednesday the 24th of July of 2019 at 6:18 pm

We’ll have a New Moon in 21 days on a Wednesday the 31st of July of 2019 at 8:12 pm

and the First Quarter Moon of the month falls in 27 days also on a Wednesday the 7th of August of 2019 at 10:31 am

Today is…

Clerihew Day

clerihew (/ˈklɛrɪhjuː/) is a whimsical, four-line biographical poem invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley.

Don't Step on a Bee Day

National Kitten Day

National Piña Colada Day

Pick Blueberries Day

Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Today is also...

Armed Forces Day in Mauritania

Independence Day in the Bahamas, celebrates the independence of the Bahamas from the United Kingdom in 1973.

Nikola Tesla Day

Silence Day  for Followers of Meher Baba

Statehood Day in Wyoming

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

1839 – Adolphus Busch, German brewer, co-founded Anheuser-Busch (d. 1913)

1856 – Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist and engineer (d. 1943)

1871 – Marcel Proust, French novelist, critic, and essayist (d. 1922)

1875 – Mary McLeod Bethune, American educator and activist (d. 1955)

1882 – Ima Hogg, American society leader, philanthropist, patron and collector of the arts (d. 1975)

1891 – Edith Quimby, American medical researcher and physicist (d. 1982)

1894 – Jimmy McHugh, American composer (d. 1969)

1895 – Carl Orff, German composer and educator (d. 1982)

1902 – Kurt Alder, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

1902 – Nicolás Guillén, Cuban poet, journalist, and activist (d. 1989)

1907 – Blind Boy Fuller, American singer and guitarist (d. 1941)

1911 – Terry-Thomas, English comedian and character actor (d. 1990)

1911 – Cootie Williams, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1985)

1914 – Joe Shuster, Canadian-American illustrator, co-created Superman (d. 1992)

1920 – David Brinkley, American journalist (d. 2003)

1921 – Eunice Kennedy Shriver, American activist, co-founded the Special Olympics (d. 2009)

1926 – Fred Gwynne, American actor (d. 1993)

1927 – David Dinkins, American soldier and politician, 106th Mayor of New York City

1931 – Alice Munro, Canadian short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate

1933 – Jumpin' Gene Simmons, American rockabilly singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

1938 – Lee Morgan, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1972)

1939 – Mavis Staples, American singer

1941 – Ian Whitcomb, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1942 – Sixto Rodriguez, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1943 – Arthur Ashe, American tennis player and journalist (d. 1993)

1947 – Arlo Guthrie, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1949 – Greg Kihn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1951 – Cheryl Wheeler, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1958 – Béla Fleck, American banjo player and songwriter

1967 – John Yoo, South Korean-American lawyer, author, and educator

1977 – Chiwetel Ejiofor, English actor

1980 – Jessica Simpson, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer

…and on this day in history…

1553 – Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England.

1850 – U.S. President Millard Fillmore is sworn in, a day after becoming President upon Zachary Taylor's death.

1890 – Wyoming is admitted as the 44th U.S. state.

1913 – The temperature in Death Valley, California, hits 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature ever to be recorded on Earth.

1925 – Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.

1925 – Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins of John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.

1938 – Howard Hughes begins a 91-hour airplane flight around the world that will set a new record.

1962 – Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.

1966 – The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago. As many as 60,000 people attend.

1985 – The Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents, killing Fernando Pereira.

1991 – The South African cricket team is readmitted into the International Cricket Council following the end of Apartheid.

1991 – Boris Yeltsin takes office as the first elected President of Russia.

1992 – In Miami, former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations.

1997 – In London, scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the "out of Africa theory" of human evolution, placing an "African Eve" at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.

1998 – Catholic Church sexual abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by Rudolph Kos, a former priest.

1999 – In women's association football, the United States defeated China in a penalty shoot-out at the Rose Bowl near Los Angeles to win the final match of the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup. The final was watched by 90,185 spectators, which set a new world record for attendance at a women's sporting event