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Almanac 8/6/19

Bottomless root beer floats!, by flickr user Glen Campbell

It's Tuesday, August 6, 2019...

It is the 218th day of the year.

147 days remain until the end of the year.

48 days until autumn begins

455 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 2 months and 28 days from today)

The sun rises this morning at 6:18 am 

and sunset will be at 8:12 pm.

We will have 13 hours and 54 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:15 pm.

The first high tide was at 4:16 am 

and the next high tide at 5:05 pm.

The first low tide will be at 10:09 am 

and the final low tide at 11:24 pm.

The Moon is currently 36.7% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction:337.82° NNW↑

Moon Altitude:-56.87°

Moon Distance:231115 mi

Next Moonrise:Today 12:41 pm

First Quarter Moon tomorrow, Wednesday the 7th of August of 2019 at 10:31 am

Full Moon in 9 days on a Thursday the15th of August of 2019 at 5:29 am

Last Quarter Moon in 17 days also on a Thursday the 23th of August of 2019 at 7:56 am

and a New Moon in 23 days on Friday the 30th of August of 2019 at 3:37 am

Today is…

Balloons to Heaven Day

Corporate Baby Name Day

Farmworker Appreciation Day

Hiroshima Day, Also known as No Nukes Day

National Fresh Breath Day

National Gossip Day

National Night Out

National Root Beer Float Day

Wiggle Your Toes Day

Today is also…

H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day. in the United Arab Emirates

Independence Day in Bolivia, celebrating independence from Spain in 1825.

Independence Day in Jamaica celebrating independence from the United Kingdom in 1962.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony in HiroshimaJapan

Russian Railway Troops Day in Russia

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

1809 – Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet (d. 1892)

1911 – Lucille Ball, American actress, television producer and businesswoman (d. 1989)

1916 – Richard Hofstadter, American historian and academic (d. 1970)

1917 – Robert Mitchum, American actor (d. 1997)

1928 – Andy Warhol, American painter and photographer (d. 1987)

1930 – Abbey Lincoln, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2010)

1934 – Piers Anthony, English-American soldier and author

1937 – Charlie Haden, American bassist and composer (d. 2014)

1963 – Kevin Mitnick, American computer hacker and author

…and on this day in history…

1926 – Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.

1926 – In New York City, the Warner Bros.Vitaphone system premieres with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore.

1945 – World War IIHiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning.

1956 – After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena in New York in the Boxing from St. Nicholas Arena series.

1965 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law.

1991 – Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

1991 – Takako Doi, chair of the Social Democratic Party, becomes Japan's first female speaker of the House of Representatives.

1996 – The Ramones played their farewell concert at The Palace, Los Angeles, CA.

2012 – NASA's Curiosity rover lands on the surface of Mars.