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Almanac - Tuesday 7/16/19

Spinach, by flickr user Ranjit Bhatnagar

Today is Tuesday, the 16th of July of 2019...

It is the 197th day of the year.

168 days remain until the end of the year.

69 days until autumn begins

476 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 3 months and 18 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:01 am 

and sunset will be at 8:30 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 29 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:04am 

and the next low tide at 5:48 pm.

The first high tide will be at 1:20 pm 

and the final high tide at 11:46 pm.

The Moon is 99.9% visible; a Near Full Moon still a Waxing Gibbous.

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

It’s a 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:233.75° SW↑

Moon Altitude:7.18°

Moon Distance:247154 mi

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

Next Moonset: Today 5:43 am

Today is…

Guinea Pig Appreciation Day

National Corn Fritter Day

National Fresh Spinach Day

National Personal Chef Day

World Snake Day

Today is also…

Engineer's Day in Honduras

Holocaust Memorial Day in France

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

1821 – Mary Baker Eddy, American religious leader and author, founded Christian Science (d. 1910)

1862 – Ida B. Wells, American journalist and activist (d. 1931)

1887 – Shoeless Joe Jackson, American baseball player and manager (d. 1951)

1907 – Orville Redenbacher, American farmer and businessman, founded Orville Redenbacher's (d. 1995)

1907 – Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (d. 1990)

1911 – Ginger Rogers, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1995)

1911 – Sonny Tufts, American actor (d. 1970)

1923 – Bola Sete, Brazilian guitarist (d. 1987)

1924 – Bess Myerson, American model, actress, game show panelist, and politician, Miss America 1945 (d. 2014)

1925 – Cal Tjader, American jazz musician (d. 1982)

1941 – Desmond Dekker, Jamaican singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

1946 – Barbara Lee, American politician

1947 – Assata Shakur, American-Cuban fugitive and activist

1948 – Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1948 – Pinchas Zukerman, Israeli violinist and conductor

1952 – Stewart Copeland, American drummer and songwriter

1956 – Tony Kushner, American playwright and screenwriter

1967 – Will Ferrell, American actor, comedian, and producer

…and on this day in history…

622 – The beginning of the Islamic calendar.

1661 – The first banknotes in Europe are issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco.

1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act.

1931 – Emperor Haile Selassie signs the first constitution of Ethiopia.

1935 – The world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

1941 – Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as an MLB record.

1965 – The Mont Blanc Tunnel linking France and Italy opens.

1969 – Apollo programApollo 11, the first mission to land astronauts on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape KennedyFlorida.

1999 – John F. Kennedy Jr., piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies when his plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. His wife and sister-in-law are also killed.

2004 – Millennium Park, considered Chicago's first and most ambitious early 21st-century architectural project, is opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley.