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Almanac - Friday 7/19/2019

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Raspberry_cake by Pedro Fernandes
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Via flickr
Share some raspberry cake with a new friend today!

Today Friday, the 19th of July, 2019, is the 200th day of the year. 

There are 165 days remaining until the end of the year.

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:02am

and sunset will be at 8:28pm.

We will have 14 hours and 25 minutes of daylight.

High tides today at 1:02am and 3:05pm

Low tides today will be at 7:49am and 7:54pm

 

The moon today is a waning gibbous moon, it is 91.4% illuminated

It will rise at 10:31pm

The next new moon will be on July 31

Today is…

New Friends Day

Stick Out Your Tongue Day

National Daiquiri Day

National Raspberry Cake Day

Flight Attendant Safety Professionals Day

Today's Birthdays:

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1834 – Edgar Degas, French painter, sculptor, and illustrator 

1868 – Florence Foster Jenkins, American soprano and educator

1921 – Elizabeth Spencer, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright

1924 – Arthur Rankin Jr., American director, producer, and screenwriter 

1947 – Bernie Leadon, American guitarist and songwriter

1947 – Brian May, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and astrophysicist

1952 – Jayne Anne Phillips American novelist and short story writer

1961 – Lisa Lampanelli, American comedian, actress, and author

1961 – Campbell Scott, American actor, director, and producer

1962 – Anthony Edwards, American actor and director

1970 – Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish lawyer and politician, First Minister of Scotland

1976 – Benedict Cumberbatch, English actor

1982 – Jared Padalecki, American actor

1985 – LaMarcus Aldridge, American basketball player

 

... and on this day in history…

AD 64 – The Great Fire of Rome causes widespread devastation and rages on for six days, destroying half of the city.

1553 – Lady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after only nine days on the throne.

1845 – Great New York City Fire of 1845: The last great fire to affect Manhattan began early in the morning and was subdued that afternoon. The fire killed four firefighters and 26 civilians, and destroyed 345 buildings.

1983 – The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.