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Almanac - Monday 7/15/19

horse, by flickr user lee

Today is Monday, the 15th of July of 2019 is the 196th day of the year...

169 days remain until the end of the year.

70 days until autumn begins

477 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020       (1 year 3 months and 19 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:00 am 

and the sun sets at 8:31 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 31 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.

The first low tide will be at 5:25am 

and the next low tide at 5:03 pm.

The first high tide will be at 12:38 pm 

and the next high tide at 11:08 pm.

The Moon is 98.0% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Tomorrow’s moon is called the Full Buck Moon.  At this time, a buck’s antlers are in full growth mode. This full Moon has also been called the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.

Moon Direction: 238.64° WSW↑

Moon Altitude: 2.35°

Moon Distance: 245226 mi

Next Full Moon: tomorrow Tuesday July 16, 2019 at 2:38 pm

Next New Moon: Wednesday July 31, 2019 at 8:11 pm

Next Moonset: Today at 4:51 am

Today is…

Global Hug Your Kids Day

Gummi Worm Day

I Love Horses Day

National Be a Dork Day

National Get Out of the Doghouse Day

National Give Something Away Day

National Pet Fire Safety Day

National Respect Canada Day

National Tapioca Pudding Day

Saint Swithin's Day

Today is also…

Bon Festival in the Kantō regionJapan

Birthday of Don Luis Muñoz Rivera in Puerto Rico

Marine Day in Japan

President's Day in Botswana

Elderly Men Day in Kiribati

Festival of Santa Rosalia in PalermoSicily

Sultan's Birthday in Brunei Darussalam

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

1606 – Rembrandt, Dutch painter and etcher (d. 1669)

1796 – Thomas Bulfinch, American mythologist (d. 1867)

1892 – Walter Benjamin, German philosopher and critic (d. 1940)

1911 – Edward Shackleton, Baron Shackleton, English geographer and politician, Secretary of State for Air (d. 1994)

1919 – Iris Murdoch, Anglo-Irish British novelist and philosopher (d. 1999)

1925 – D. A. Pennebaker, American documentary filmmaker

1929 – Francis Bebey, Cameroonian-French guitarist (d. 2001)

1930 – Jacques Derrida, Algerian-French philosopher and academic (d. 2004)

1931 – Clive Cussler, American archaeologist and author

1933 – Guido Crepax, Italian author and illustrator (d. 2003)

1946 – Linda Ronstadt, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1950 – Arianna Huffington, Greek-American journalist and publisher (The Huffington Post)

1951 – Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican-English singer-songwriter (d. 2010)

1951 – Jesse Ventura, American wrestler, actor, and politician, 38th Governor of Minnesota

1953 – Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haitian priest and politician, 49th President of Haiti

1956 – Joe Satriani, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1961 – Scott Ritter, American soldier and international weapons inspector

1961 – Forest Whitaker, American actor

1968 – Eddie Griffin, American comedian, actor, and producer

1976 – Gabriel Iglesias, Mexican-American comedian and voice actor

…and on this day in history…

1799 – The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.

1834 – The Spanish Inquisition is officially disbanded after nearly 356 years.

1910 – In his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin gives a name to Alzheimer's disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer.

1916 – In Seattle, WashingtonWilliam Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).

1955 – Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.

1975 – Space RaceApollo–Soyuz Test Project features the dual launch of an Apollo spacecraft and a Soyuz spacecraft on the first joint Soviet-United States human-crewed flight. It was both the last launch of an Apollo spacecraft, and the Saturn family of rockets.

2003 – AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.

2006 – Twitter is launched, becoming one of the largest social media platforms in the world.