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Almanac - Thursday 7/2/20

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Anise, by flickr user Olga Dudenko

Today is Anisette Day...

Today is Thursday, the 2nd of July of 2020,

It is the 184th day of the year.

182 days remain until the end of the year.

82 days until autumn begins

124 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 03 2020

(4 months and 1 day from today)

The sun rises at 5:53 am 

and sunset will be at 8:35 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 42 minutes of daylight

The first low tide was at 4:05 am 

The first high tide will be at 11:05 am 

The next low tide at 3:29 pm.

and the final high tide at the Golden Gate will be at 9:55 pm.

The Moon is 91.0% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

We’ll have a Full Moon and a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in 2 days on Saturday the 4th of July of 2020 at 9:44 pm.

The July Full Moon is called the Full Buck Moon.  At this time, a buck’s antlers are in full growth mode.  The moon is also called the Thunder Moon, the Raspberry Moon, and the Salmon Moon.

Last Quarter Moon 12th of July of 2020 at 4:29 pm in 10 days

New Moon 20th of July of 2020 at 10:33 am in 18 days

First Quarter Moon 27th of July of 2020 at 5:32 am in 24 days

Today is….

Freedom From Fear of Speaking Day

I Forgot Day

Made in the USA Day

National Anisette Day

Special Recreation for the Disabled Day

World Sports Journalists Day

World UFO Day

Today is also…

Flag Day in Curaçao

Palio di Provenzano in SienaItaly

Police Day in Azerbaijan

On this day in history….

1839 – Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 kidnapped Africans led by Joseph Cinqué mutiny and take over the slave ship Amistad.

1897 – British-Italian engineer Guglielmo Marconi obtains a patent for radio in London.

1900 – Jean SibeliusFinlandia receives its première performance in Helsinki with the Helsinki Philharmonic Society conducted by Robert Kajanus.

1937 – Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.

1964 – Civil rights movement: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.

2000 – Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional, after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.

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

1877 – Hermann Hesse, German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)

1877 – Rinaldo Cuneo, American artist ("the painter of San Francisco") (d. 1939)

1908 – Thurgood Marshall, American lawyer and jurist, 32nd Solicitor General of the United States (d. 1993)

1914 – Frederick Fennell, American conductor and educator (d. 2004)

1925 – Medgar Evers, American soldier and activist (d. 1963)

1925 – Patrice Lumumba, Congolese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1961)

1929 – Imelda Marcos, Filipino politician; 10th First Lady of the Philippines

1930 – Carlos Menem, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 50th President of Argentina

1932 – Dave Thomas, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Wendy's (d. 2002)

1939 – John H. Sununu, American engineer and politician, 14th White House Chief of Staff

1942 – Vicente Fox, Mexican businessman and politician, 35th President of Mexico (2000-2006)

1947 – Larry David, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

1949 – Greg Brown, American musician

1956 – Jerry Hall, American model and actress

1964 – Jose Canseco, Cuban-American baseball player and mixed martial artist

1964 – Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-American baseball player, coach, and manager