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Almanac - Friday 7/26/19

Noah's Bagels Peppercorn Potato Asiago Cheese July 26th is National Bagelfest Day! This day in honor of Lender's Bagels founder Murray Lender. Otherwise, you can celebrate National Bagel (and Lox) Day on February 9th, by flickr user Willis Lam

It's Friday, July 26 of 2019...

It is the 207th day of the year.

158 days remain until the end of the year

59 days until autumn begins

466 days until Tuesday November 03 2020

(1 year 3 months and 8 days from today)

The sun rises this morning at 6:09 am 

and sunset will be at 8:23 pm.

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

The first low tide was at 1:38 am 

The solar transit will be at 1:16 pm.

The first high tide will be at 8:06 am

and the next low tide will be at 12:46 pm.

and the next high tide at 7:27 pm.

The Moon is 35.8% visible; a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: 104.35° ESE↑

Moon Altitude: 38.16°

Moon Distance: 241770 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 3:17 pm

Today is…

Aunt and Uncles Day

National All Or Nothing Day

National Bagelfest Day

National Coffee Milkshake Day

National Get Gnarly Day

National Talk in an Elevator Day

One Voice Day

System Administrator Appreciation Day

Today is also…

Day of National Significance in Barbados

Day of the National Rebellion in Cuba

Esperanto Day

Independence Day in Liberia

celebrates the independence of Liberia from the American Colonization Society in 1847.

Independence Day in the Maldives

celebrates the independence of Maldives from the United Kingdom in 1965.

Kargil Victory Day or Kargil Vijay Diwas in India

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

1796 – George Catlin, American painter, author, and traveler (d. 1872)

1856 – George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950)

1874 – Serge Koussevitzky, Russian-American bassist, composer, and conductor (d. 1951)

1875 – Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist (d. 1961)

1875 – Antonio Machado, Spanish poet and academic (d. 1939)

1892 – Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player and manager (d. 1966)

1893 – George Grosz, German painter and illustrator (d. 1959)

1894 – Aldous Huxley, English novelist and philosopher (d. 1963)

1895 – Gracie Allen, American actress and comedian (d. 1964)

1903 – Estes Kefauver, American lawyer and politician (d. 1963)

1909 – Vivian Vance, American actress and singer (d. 1979)

1914 – Erskine Hawkins, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1993)

1921 – Jean Shepherd, American radio host, actor, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1922 – Jason Robards, American actor (d. 2000)

1923 – Jan Berenstain, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)

1928 – Joe Jackson, American talent manager, father of Michael Jackson (d. 2018)

1928 – Stanley Kubrick, American director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 1999)

1941 – Darlene Love, American singer and actress

1943 – Mick Jagger, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1945 – Betty Davis, American singer-songwriter

1945 – Helen Mirren, English actress

1956 – Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater

1957 – Nana Visitor, American actress

1959 – Kevin Spacey, American actor and director

1964 – Sandra Bullock, American actress and producer

1965 – Jeremy Piven, American actor and producer

1974 – Iron & Wine, American singer-songwriter

…and on this day in history…

1775 – The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental CongressBenjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania takes office as Postmaster General.

1788 – New York ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 11th state of the United States.

1882 – Premiere of Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal at Bayreuth.

1946 – Aloha Airlines begins service from Honolulu International Airport.

1953 – Cold War: Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution. The movement took the name of the date: 26th of July Movement

1963 – Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster.

1971 – Apollo program: Launch of Apollo 15 on the first Apollo "J-Mission", and first use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle.

1974 – Greek Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis forms the country's first civil government after seven years of military rule.

1977 – The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government.

1989 – A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm, thus becoming the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

1990 – The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.

1999 – Kargil conflict officially comes to an end. The Indian Army announces the complete eviction of Pakistani intruders.

2016 – Hillary Clinton becomes the first female nominee for President of the United States by a major political party at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

2016 – Solar Impulse 2 becomes the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the Earth.