It's Thursday, August 15, 2019...
It is the 227th day of the year.
138 days remain until the end of the year.
39 days until autumn begins
201 days until the primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020
(6 months and 17 days from today)
446 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 2 months and 19 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:26 am
and sunset will be at 8:01 pm.
We will have 13 hours and 35 minutes of daylight.
The first low tide will be at 6:15 am
Solar noon will be at 1:13 pm.
The only high tide of the day will be at 1:19 pm.
and the final low tide at 6:12 pm.
The Moon is 99.9% visible
Near Full Moon, a Waxing Gibbous
Next Full Moon: Today Thursday August 15, 2019 at 5:29 am
The sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. This has also been called the Green Corn Moon.
Assumption of Mary
I Love Cowboys and Cowgirls Day
National Best Friends Day
National Failures Day
National Leathercraft Day
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
National Relaxation Day
Nicolas Chauvin Day
Today is also…
Armed Forces Day in Poland
Constitution Day in Equatorial Guinea
Founding of Asunción in Paraguay
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Korea from Japan in 1945:
Gwangbokjeol, "Independence Day" in South Korea
Jogukhaebangui nal, "Fatherland Liberation Day" in North Korea
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of India from the United Kingdom in 1947.
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of the Republic of the Congo from France in 1960.
National Day in Liechtenstein
National Mourning Day, observed on Srabon 31 in Bangladesh
The first day of Flooding of the Nile, or Wafaa El-Nil in Egypt and Coptic Church
The main day of Bon Festival in Japan, and its related observances:
Awa Dance Festival in Tokushima Prefecture
Victory over Japan Day or “V-J” Day, and its related observances:
End-of-war Memorial Day, when the National Memorial Service for War Dead is held in Japan
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1769 – Napoleon, French general and emperor (d. 1821)
1771 – Walter Scott, Scottish novelist, playwright, and poet (d. 1832)
1872 – Sri Aurobindo, Indian guru, poet, and philosopher (d. 1950)
1875 – Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, English pianist, violinist, and composer (d. 1912)
1879 – Ethel Barrymore, American actress (d. 1959)
1912 – Julia Child, American chef and author (d. 2004)
1917 – Óscar Romero, Salvadoran archbishop (d. 1980)
1923 – Rose Marie, American actress and singer (d. 2017)
1924 – Phyllis Schlafly, American lawyer, writer, and political activist (d. 2016)
1925 – Rose Maddox, American singer-songwriter and fiddle player (d. 1998)
1925 – Oscar Peterson, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 2007)
1933 – Mike Seeger, American folk musician and folklorist (d. 2009
1938 – Maxine Waters, American educator and politician
1946 – Jimmy Webb, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1954 – Stieg Larsson, Swedish journalist and author (d. 2004)
1964 – Melinda Gates, American businesswoman and philanthropist, co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
1972 – Ben Affleck, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
…and on this day in history….,
1843 – Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest still intact amusement parks in the world, opens in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1935 – Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed after their aircraft develops engine problems during takeoff in Barrow, Alaska.
1939 – The Wizard of Oz premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California.
1965 – The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, an event later regarded as the birth of stadium rock.
1969 – The Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in upstate New York, featuring some of the top rock musicians of the era.
1971 – President Richard Nixon completes the break from the gold standard by ending convertibility of the United States dollar into gold by foreign investors.
1977 – The Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by Ohio State University as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the "Wow! signal" from the notation made by a volunteer on the project.