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Almanac - Tuesday 7/30/19

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Friendship, by flickr user Julian Sum

It's Tuesday, 

July 30, 2019...

It is the 211th day of the year.

154 days remain until the end of the year.

55 days until autumn begins

462 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 3 months and 4 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:12 am 

and sunset will be at 8:19 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 7 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.

The first low tide will be at 4:49am 

and the next low tide at 4:26 pm.

The first high tide will be at 12:05 pm 

and the next high tide at 10:40 pm.

The Moon is 3.9% visible; a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction:64.04° ENE↑

Moon Altitude:2.56°

Moon Distance:227519 mi

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

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

Next Moonset: Today at 7:28 pm

Today is…

Father-in-Law Day

International Day of Friendship

National Cheesecake Day

National Support Public Education Day

National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

Paperback Book Day

World Snorkeling Day

Today is…

Feast of the Throne in Morocco

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Vanuatu from the United Kingdom and France in 1980.

International Day of Friendship

Día del Amigo in Paraguay

Martyrs Day in South Sudan

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

1751 – Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian pianist (d. 1829)

1818 – Emily Brontë, English novelist and poet (d. 1848)

1863 – Henry Ford, American engineer and businessman, founded the Ford Motor Company (d. 1947)

1881 – Smedley Butler, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1940)

1890 – Casey Stengel, American baseball player and manager (d. 1975)

1929 – Sid Krofft, Canadian-American puppeteer and producer

1934 – Bud Selig, 9th Major League Baseball Commissioner

1936 – Buddy Guy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1939 – Peter Bogdanovich, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1939 – Eleanor Smeal, American activist, founded the Feminist Majority Foundation

1940 – Patricia Schroeder, American lawyer and politician

1941 – Paul Anka, Canadian singer-songwriter and actor

1947 – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, 38th Governor of California

1948 – Jean Reno, Moroccan-French actor

1948 – Otis Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist)

1949 – Duck Baker, American guitarist

1956 – Anita Hill, American lawyer and academic

1958 – Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter and producer

1961 – Laurence Fishburne, American actor and producer

1963 – Lisa Kudrow, American actress and producer

1963 – Chris Mullin, American basketball player and manager

1964 – Vivica A. Fox, American actress

1974 – Hilary Swank, American actress and producer

…and on this day in history…

762 – Baghdad is founded.

1729 – Founding of Baltimore, Maryland.

1932 – Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short.

1956 – A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto.

1962 – The Trans-Canada Highway, the longest national highway in the world, is officially opened.

1965 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.

1971 – Apollo programApollo 15 Mission: David Scott and James Irwin on the Apollo Lunar Module Falcon land on the Moon with the first Lunar Rover.

1974 – Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon releases subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the Supreme Court of the United States.

1975 – Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again.

1980 – Vanuatu gains independence.

2003 – In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.

2006 – The world's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.