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Almanac - Thursday 8/8/19

cesto di zucchini, by flickr user cristina.sanvito

Today is Thursday, the 8th of August of 2019 is the 220th day of the year...

145 days remain until the end of the year.

46 days until autumn begins

453 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 2 months and 26 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:20 am 

and sunset will be at 8:10 pm.

Today we will have 13 hours and 50 minutes of daylight.

The first low tide was at 12:39am

The first high tide will be at 7:08 am 

The solar transit will be at 1:15 pm.

and the next low tide will be at 12:08 pm.

and the final high tide at 6:49 pm.

The Moon is currently 58.4% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:291.10° WNW↑

Moon Altitude:-48.16°

Moon Distance:237327 mi

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

Next New Moon: Friday August 30, 2019 at 3:37 am

Next Moonrise: Today 2:52 pm

August Eighth (Russian: «Август. Восьмого», translit. Avgust. Vosʹmogo) (2012) is a Russian action drama film about the 2008 South Ossetia war

Today is…      

International Cat Day

National CBD Day

National Dollar Day

National Frozen Custard Day

National Zucchini Day

Odie Day

Scottish Wildcat Day

Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day

The Date to Create

Today is also…

Happiness Happens Day

National Orgasm Day

Namesday of the Queen in Sweden

Nane Nane Day in Tanzania

Signal Troops Day in Ukraine

Father's Day or Bā bā Day (爸爸節), Bā Bā is Mandarin for "father" and "8-8", or August 8. in Mongolia and Taiwan

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

1879 – Bob Smith, American physician and surgeon, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)

1879 – Emiliano Zapata, Mexican general and politician (d. 1919)

1907 – Benny Carter, American saxophonist, trumpet player, and composer (d. 2003)

1919 – Dino De Laurentiis, Italian actor and producer (d. 2010)

1920 – Jimmy Witherspoon, American jump blues singer (d. 1997)

1921 – Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (d. 2013)

1925 – Alija Izetbegović, Bosnian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 2003)

1932 – Mel Tillis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)

1933 – Joe Tex, American soul singer-songwriter (d. 1982)

1936 – Jan Pieńkowski, Polish-English author and illustrator

1937 – Dustin Hoffman, American actor and director

1944 – John Renbourn, English-Scottish guitarist and songwriter (d. 2015)

1949 – Keith Carradine, American actor

1951 – Mohamed Morsi, Egyptian engineer, academic, and politician, 5th President of Egypt (d. 2019)

1951 – Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)

1958 – Deborah Norville, American journalist

1961 – The Edge, British-Irish musician, singer and songwriter

…and on this day in history…

1709 – Bartolomeu de Gusmão demonstrates the lifting power of hot air in an audience before the king of Portugal in Lisbon, Portugal.

1786 – Mont Blanc on the French-Italian border is climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel-Gabriel Paccard.

1876 – Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.

1908 – Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers' first public flight.

1942 – Quit India Movement is launched in India against the British rule in response to Mohandas Gandhi's call for swaraj or complete independence.

1963 – Great Train Robbery: In England, a gang of 15 train robbers steal £2.6 million in bank notes.

1969 – At a zebra crossing in London, photographer Iain Macmillan takes the iconic photo that becomes the cover image of the Beatles' album Abbey Road.

1969 – The Manson Family commits the Tate murders.

1974 – President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announces his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day.