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Almanac - Monday 7/29/19

Tiger. I'm not sure, but I think she wants a bedtime story. By Flickr user Josh More

Its Monday, July 29th 2019....

It is the 210th day of the year.

155 days remain until the end of the year.

56 days until autumn begins

463 days until Tuesday November 03 2020

(1 year 3 months and 5 days from today)

The sun rises this morning at 6:11 am 

and sunset will be at 8:20 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 9 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:15 pm.

The first low tide was at 4:04 am

and the next low tide will be at 3:35 pm.

The first high tide will be at 11:20 am 

and the next high tide at 9:50 pm.

The Moon is 9.6% visible; a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: 72.76° ENE↑

Moon Altitude: 12.78°

Moon Distance: 230682 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 6:29 pm

Today is…

National Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day

National Chicken Wing Day

National Lasagna Day

National Lipstick Day

Rain Day

Today is also…

International Tiger Day

Mohun Bagan Day in India

National Anthem Day in Romania

National Thai Language Day in Thailand

Ólavsøka or Olsok, opening of the Løgting session. on the Faroe Islands and the Nordic countries

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

1805 – Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian and philosopher (d. 1859)

1876 – Maria Ouspenskaya, Russian-American actress and acting teacher (d. 1949)

1878 – Don Marquis, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1937)

1883 – Benito Mussolini, Italian journalist and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1945)

1892 – William Powell, American actor and singer (d. 1984)

1905 – Clara Bow, American actress (d. 1965)

1905 – Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish economist and diplomat, 2nd Secretary-General of the United NationsNobel Prize Laureate (d. 1961)

1907 – Melvin Belli, American lawyer (d. 1996)

1914 – Irwin Corey, American actor and activist (d. 2017)

1916 – Charlie Christian, American guitarist (d. 1942)

1925 – Mikis Theodorakis, Greek composer

1932 – Nancy Kassebaum, American businesswoman and politician

1933 – Randy Sparks, American folk singer-songwriter and musician (The New Christy Minstrels)

1936 – Elizabeth Dole, American lawyer and politician, 20th United States Secretary of Labor

1938 – Peter Jennings, Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 2005)

1953 – Ken Burns, American director and producer

1954 – Patti Scialfa, American musician

1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.

…and on this day in history…

1848 – Irish Potato FamineTipperary Revolt: In County Tipperary, Ireland, then in the United Kingdom, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.

1932 – Great Depression: In Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.

In 1914, transcontinental telephone service in the U.S. became operational with the first test conversation between New York and San Francisco. Massachusetts' Cape Cod Canal, offering a shortcut across the base of the peninsula, was officially opened to shipping traffic.

1945 – The BBC Light Programme radio station is launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.

1957 – The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.

1958 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

1959 – First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.

In 1965, The Beatles' second feature film, "Help!," had its world premiere in London.

1981 – A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.  (The couple divorced in 1996.)

1987 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel(Eurotunnel)

Ten years ago in 2009: Microsoft and Yahoo announced a 10-year Internet search partnership under which Bing would replace Yahoo Search, as the companies agreed to take on the overwhelming dominance of Google in the online advertising market.