It's Thursday August 1, 2019...
It is the 213th day of the year.
152 days remain until the end of the year.
The sun rises at 6:14 am
and sunset will be at 8:18 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 4 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:16 pm
The only high tide of the day will be at 1:28 pm.
The final low tide at 6:09 pm.
The Moon is 0.2% visible; Near New Moon (Waxing Crescent)
August 1 is a 1988 Malayalam film loosely based on the 1971 British novel The Day of the Jackal, by Frederick Forsyth
Homemade Pie Day
National Girlfriends Day
National IPA Day
National Minority Donor Awareness Day
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
Play Ball Day
Respect for Parents Day
Rounds Resounding Day
Scout Scarf Day
Woman Astronomers Day
World Lung Cancer Day
World Wide Web Day
Today is also…
Armed Forces Day in Lebanon and China
Armed Forces Day in China, the Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army in People's Republic of China
Azerbaijani Language and Alphabet Day in Azerbaijan
Emancipation Day in Barbados, Bermuda, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago
as it was in 1834 – Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force.
The first day of Carnaval del Pueblo in Burgess Park, London, England
Minden Day in the United Kingdom
National Day in Benin and Switzerland
Lunasa and Lammas, mid-summer celebrated among the Gaels
Pachamama Raymi in Quechuan in Ecuador and Peru
Official Birthday and Coronation Day of the King of Tonga
Parents' Day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Statehood Day in Colorado
as it was 1876 – Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
Victory Day in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
World Scout Scarf Day
Yorkshire Day in Yorkshire, England
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1779 – Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author, and poet (d. 1843)
1819 – Herman Melville, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (d. 1891)
1843 – Robert Todd Lincoln, American lawyer and politician, 35th United States Secretary of War (d. 1926)
1931 – Ramblin' Jack Elliott, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1933 – Dom DeLuise, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2009)
1942 – Jerry Garcia, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)
1949 – Jim Carroll, American poet, author, and musician (d. 2009)
1953 – Robert Cray, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist
1960 – Chuck D, American rapper and songwriter
1963 – Coolio, American rapper, producer, and actor
1978 – Dhani Harrison, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
…and on this day in history…
1907 – The start of the first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, the origin of the worldwide Scouting movement.
1911 – Harriet Quimby takes her pilot's test and becomes the first U.S. woman to earn an Aero Club of America aviator's certificate.
1965 – Frank Herbert's novel, Dune was published for the first time. It was named as the world's best-selling science fiction novel in 2003.
1971 – The Concert for Bangladesh, organized by former Beatle George Harrison, is held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1980 – Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the world's first democratically elected female head of state.
1981 – MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.
1984 – Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, England.