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Almanac - Thursday 7/11/19

blueberry muffins, by flickr user Jess

Today is Thursday, the 11th of July of 2019. It is the 192nd day of the year...

173 days remain until the end of the year.

74 days until autumn begins

481 days until Presidential Elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 3 months and 23 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:58 am 

and the sun sets at 8:33 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 35 minutes of daylight.

The first low tide was at 2:12 am

The first high tide will be at 8:35 am 

The solar transit will be at 1:15 pm.

and the next low tide will be at 1:31 pm.

and the next high tide at 8:16 pm.

The Moon is 72.1% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Altitude:-36.67°

Moon Distance:236491 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 3:55 pm

Today is…

All American Pet Photo Day

Bowdler's Day

Free Slurpee Day

International Essential Oils Day

National Blueberry Muffin Day

National Cheer up the Lonely Day

National Mojito Day

National Rainier Cherries Day

National Swimming Pool Day

Today is also,,,

China National Maritime Day

Day of the Bandoneón in Argentina

Day of the Flemish Community of Belgium

Eleventh Night in Northern Ireland

National Day of Remembrance of Victims of Genocide by Ukrainian Nationalists on Citizens of the Second Republic of Poland

Gospel Day in Kiribati

Imamat Day in Isma'ilism

The first day of Naadam (July 11–15) in Mongolia

World Population Day

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

1274 – Robert the Bruce, Scottish king (d. 1329)

1767 – John Quincy Adams, American lawyer and politician, 6th President of the United States (d. 1848)

1899 – E. B. White, American essayist and journalist (d. 1985)

1920 – Yul Brynner, Russian actor and dancer (d. 1985)

1925 – Nicolai Gedda, Swedish operatic tenor (d. 2017)

1931 – Tab Hunter, American actor and singer (d. 2018)

1934 – Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer, founded the Armani Company

1953 – Leon Spinks, American boxer

1959 – Suzanne Vega, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1967 – Jhumpa Lahiri, Indian American novelist and short story writer

1975 – Lil' Kim, American rapper and producer

…and on this day in history…

1405 – Ming admiral Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.

1735 – Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979.

1804 – A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.

1922 – The Hollywood Bowl opens.

1960 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, in the United States.

1962 – First transatlantic satellite television transmission.

1972 – The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.

1977 – Martin Luther King, Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

1979 – America's first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.

1990 – Oka CrisisFirst Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.

1994 – PTV is introduced as a kids programming block for PBS to broadcast educational programming to underprivileged children.