Almanac - Friday 7/12/2019
Today Friday, the 12th of July of 2019, is the 193rd day of the year.
There are 172 days remaining until the end of the year.
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:57 am
and sunset will be at 8:32 pm.
We will have 14 hours and 34 minutes of daylight.
High tides today at 9:53am and 9:01 pm
Low tides today at 3:09am and 2:29pm
The moon today is a waxing gibbous moon, 81% illuminated
It will rise at 4:59pm
The next Full Moon will be the 16th of July
World Kebab Day
Collector Car Appreciation Day
Different Colored Eyes Day
National Pecan Pie Day
Independence Day, in Kiribati and São Tomé and Príncipe
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
100 BC – Julius Caesar, Roman politician and general
1730 – Josiah Wedgwood, English potter, founded the Wedgwood Company (d. 1795)
1817 – Henry David Thoreau, American essayist, poet, and philosopher (d. 1862)
1828 – Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher and critic (d. 1889)
1854 – George Eastman, American businessman, founded Eastman Kodak (d. 1933)
1876 – Max Jacob, French poet, painter, and critic (d. 1944)
1879 – Margherita Piazzola Beloch, Italian mathematician (d. 1976)
1884 – Louis B. Mayer, Russian-born American film producer, co-founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (d. 1957)
1895 – Buckminster Fuller, American architect and engineer, designed the Montreal Biosphère (d. 1983)
1895 – Oscar Hammerstein II, American director, producer, and songwriter (d. 1960)
1904 – Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
1908 – Milton Berle, American comedian and actor (d. 2002)
1908 – Alain Cuny, French actor (d. 1994)
1909 – Motoichi Kumagai, Japanese photographer and illustrator (d. 2010)
1914 – Mohammad Moin, Iranian linguist and lexicographer (d. 1971)
1917 – Andrew Wyeth, American artist (d. 2009)
1918 – Vivian Mason, American actress (d. 2009)
1918 – Rusty Dedrick, American swing and bebop jazz trumpeter (d. 2009)
1934 – Van Cliburn, American pianist and composer (d. 2013)
1938 – Eiko Ishioka, Japanese art director and graphic designer (d. 2012)
1942 – Swamp Dogg, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician
1942 – Steve Young, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
1943 – Christine McVie, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1944 – Delia Ephron, American author, playwright, and screenwriter
1945 – Butch Hancock, American country-folk singer-songwriter and musician
1947 – Wilko Johnson, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1948 – Richard Simmons, American fitness trainer and actor
1949 – Simon Fox, English drummer
1951 – Cheryl Ladd, American actress
1956 – Mel Harris, American actress
1956 – Sandi Patty, American singer and pianist
1959 – Tupou VI, King of Tonga
1961 – Shiva Rajkumar, Indian actor, singer, and producer
1962 – Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer
1967 – Mac McCaughan, American singer and guitarist
1970 – Lee Byung-hun, South Korean actor, singer, and dancer
1971 – Loni Love, American comedian, actress, and talk show host
1971 – Kristi Yamaguchi, American figure skater
1972 – Travis Best, American basketball player
1975 – Phil Lord, American filmmaker
1976 – Anna Friel, English actress
1978 – Topher Grace, American actor
1978 – Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
1979 – Brooke Baldwin, American journalist and television news anchor
... and on this day in history…
1862: The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
1881: Emma and Mary Dietz of Oakland patented a dust pan that closed.
1962: The Rolling Stones performed their first concert, at London's Marquee Club.
1971: The Australian Aboriginal Flag is flown for the first time.
1973: A fire destroys the entire sixth floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.