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Almanac - Tuesday 7/23/19

vanilla ice cream, by flickr user Liliana Fuchs

Good Morning, Today is Tuesday, the 23rd of July of 2019...

It is the 204th day of the year.

161 days remain until the end of the year.

62 days until autumn begins

469 days until presidential elections until Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 3 months and 12 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:06 am and

the sun will set at 8:26 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 20 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:16 pm.

The first high tide will be at 3:58 am 

and the next high tide at 5:20 pm.

The first low tide will be at 10:13 am 

and the next low tide at 11:33 pm.

We have the Last Quarter Moon tomorrow, Wednesday the 24th of July of 2019 at 6:18 pm

We’ll have a New Moon in 8 days on Wednesday the 31st of July of 2019 at 8:12 pm

the First Quarter Moon of the month in 15 days on a Wednesday, the 7th of August of 2019 at 10:31 am

and the next Full Moon in 22 days on a Thursday, the 15th of August of 2019 at 5:29 am

Today is…

Gorgeous Grandma Day

Hot Enough For Ya Day

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

World Sjögren's Day

Yada, Yada, Yada Day

Today is also…

Birthday of Haile Selassie (Rastafari)

Children's Day (Indonesia)

National Remembrance Day (Papua New Guinea)

Renaissance Day (Oman)

Revolution Day (Egypt)

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

1888 – Raymond Chandler, American crime novelist and screenwriter (d. 1959)

1892 – Haile Selassie, Ethiopian emperor (d. 1975)

1936 – Anthony Kennedy, American lawyer and jurist

1940 – Don Imus, American radio host

1957 – Theo van Gogh, Dutch actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1961 – Woody Harrelson, American actor and activist

1965 – Slash, English-American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

1967 – Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)

1971 – Alison Krauss, American singer-songwriter and fiddler

1972 – Marlon Wayans, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1989 – Daniel Radcliffe, English actor

…and on this day in history…

1829 – In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.

1840 – The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union.

1903 – The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.

1926 – Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.

1927 – The first station of the Indian Broadcasting Company goes on the air in Bombay.

1962 – Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.

1962 – Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

1974 – The Greek military junta collapses, and former Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis is invited to lead the new government, beginning Greece's metapolitefsi era.

1980 – Phạm Tuân becomes the first Vietnamese citizen and the first Asian in space when he flies aboard the Soyuz 37 mission as an Intercosmos Research Cosmonaut.

1995 – Comet Hale–Bopp is discovered; it becomes visible to the naked eye on Earth nearly a year later.