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Almanac - Friday 7/3/20

the dog days, by flickr user adina*raul

It's the Dog Days...

Today is Friday, the 3rd of July of 2020

It is the 185th day of the year.

181 days remain until the end of the year.

81 days until autumn begins

123 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(3 months and 31 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:52 am 

and sunset will be at 8:35 pm.

There will be 14 hours and 43 minutes of daylight 

Low tide at Aquatic Park was at 4:58 this morning at minus 1.15 feet

The first high tide at Aquatic Park will be this afternoon at 12:12, at 4.89 feet

The next low tide will be at 4:35 this afternoon at 2.66 feet

and the final high tide will be at 10:54 tonight at 7.02 feet

We will have a Full Moon and the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse tomorrow Saturday 4th of July of 2020 at 9:44 pm

A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are imperfectly aligned. When this happens, the Earth blocks some of the Sun's light from directly reaching the Moon's surface and covers all or part of the Moon with the outer part of its shadow, also known as the penumbra.

The July moon is called the Full Buck Moon At this time, a buck’s antlers are in full growth mode. This 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 9 days

New Moon 20th of July of 2020 at 10:33 am in 17 days

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

Today is…

American Redneck Day

Comic Sans Day

Disobedience Day

Drive Your Corvette to Work Day

National Chocolate Wafer Day

National Compliment Your Mirror Day

National Eat Beans Day

National Fried Clam Day

National Independent Beer Run Day

Plastic Bag Free Day

Stay Out of the Sun Day

Today is also…

Emancipation Day on United States Virgin Islands

Independence Day, celebrates the liberation of Minsk from Nazi occupation by Soviet troops in 1944 in Belarus

The start of the Dog Days according to the Old Farmer's Almanac but not according to established meaning in most European cultures

Women's Day in Myanmar

On this day in  history…

1852 – Congress establishes the United States' 2nd mint in San Francisco.

1884 – Dow Jones & Company publishes its first stock average.

1886 – Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, the first purpose-built automobile.

1886 – The New-York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.

1890 – Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.

1938 – World speed record for a steam locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 125.88 miles per hour (202.58 km/h).

1952 – The Constitution of Puerto Rico is approved by the United States Congress.

1979 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.

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

1854 – Leoš Janáček, Czech composer and theorist (d. 1928)

1883 – Franz Kafka, Czech-Austrian author (d. 1924)

1908 – M. F. K. Fisher, American author (d. 1992)

1927 – Ken Russell, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2011)

1935 – Cheo Feliciano, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

1940 – Lamar Alexander, American lawyer and politician, 5th United States Secretary of Education

1951 – Jean-Claude Duvalier, Haitian politician, 41st President of Haiti (d. 2014)

1956 – Montel Williams, American talk show host and television personality

1957 – Poly Styrene, British musician (d. 2011)

1962 – Tom Cruise, American actor and producer

1971 – Julian Assange, Australian journalist, publisher, and activist, founded WikiLeaks