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Almanac - Monday 7/22/19

Hammock, by flickr user Isriya Paireepairit

Good Morning, Today is Monday July 22, 2019.

It is the 203rd day of the year.

162 days remain until the end of the year.

63 days until autumn begins

470 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 3 months and 12 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:06 am 

and sunset will be at 8:26 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 20 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:16 pm.

The first high tide was at 3:05 am

and the next high tide will be at 4:43 pm.

The first low tide will be at 9:34 am 

and the next low tide at 10:28 pm.

The Moon is 73.9% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction: 166.06° SSE↑

Moon Altitude: 46.40°

Moon Distance: 251228 mi

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

Next Full Moon: Thursday August 15, 2019 at 5:29 am

Next Moonset: Today at 11:22 am

Today is…

Hammock Day

Lion's Share Day

National Penuche Fudge Day

National Ratcatcher's Day

Pi Approximation Day

Spoonerism Day

Summer Leisure Day

Today is also…

Birthday of the Late King Sobhuza in Swaziland

National Press Day in Azerbaijan

Pi Approximation Day, see also March 14

Ratcatcher's Day

Revolution Day in The Gambia

Sarawak Self-government Day in SarawakMalaysia

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

1849 – Emma Lazarus, American poet and educator (d. 1887)

1882 – Edward Hopper, American painter and etcher (d. 1967)

1890 – Rose Kennedy, American philanthropist (d. 1995)

1898 – Stephen Vincent Benét, American poet, short story writer, and novelist (d. 1943)

1923 – Bob Dole, American soldier, lawyer, and politician

1928 – Orson Bean, American actor

1946 – Danny Glover, American actor, director, and producer

1946 – Paul Schrader, American director and screenwriter

1947 – Albert Brooks, American actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter

1947 – Don Henley, American singer-songwriter and drummer

1954 – Al Di Meola, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

1955 – Willem Dafoe, American actor

1973 – Rufus Wainwright, American-Canadian singer-songwriter

1992 – Selena Gomez, American singer and actress

1993 – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Kyrgyzstani-American terrorist

2013 – Prince George of Cambridge

…and on this day in history…

1598 – William Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice, is entered on the Stationers’ Register. By decree of Queen Elizabeth, the Stationers’ Register licensed printed works, giving the Crown tight control over all published material.

1706 – The Acts of Union 1707 are agreed upon by commissioners from the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland, which, when passed by each countries' Parliaments, led to the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain.

1893 – Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful" after admiring the view from the top of Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1894 – The first ever motor race is held in France between the cities of Paris and Rouen. The fastest finisher was the Comte Jules-Albert de Dion, but the 'official' victory was awarded to Albert Lemaître driving his 3 hp petrol engined Peugeot.

1916 – Preparedness Day Bombing: In San Francisco, a bomb explodes on Market Street during a parade, killing ten and injuring 40.

1933 – Aviator Wiley Post returns to Floyd Bennett Field in New York City, completing the first solo flight around the world in seven days, 18 hours and 49 minutes.

1962 – Mariner programMariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.

1977 – Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power.

1983 – Martial law in Poland is officially revoked.

1990 – Greg LeMond, an American road racing cyclist, wins his third Tour de France after leading the majority of the race. It was LeMond's second consecutive Tour de France victory.

1992 – Near MedellínColombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison fearing extradition to the United States.

2011 – 2011 Norway attacks: first a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, followed by a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.