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Almanac - Monday 7/6/20

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by flickr user Yuan Tian

It's Frida Kahlo's birthday...

Today is Monday, 6th of July of 2020.

It’s the 188th day of the year

178 days remain until the end of the year.

78 days until autumn begins

120 days until Election Day Tuesday November 3, 2020

(3 months and 28 days from today)

The sun will rise at 5:54 am 

and sunset will be at 8:35 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 41 minutes of daylight  today.

The First High tide at Aquatic Park was 6.73 feet at 12:23 this morning

The First Low tide will be minus 1.28 feet at 7:10 this morning

The next high tide will be 5.22 feet at 2:36 this afternoon

and the final high tide will be 2.92 feet at 7:09 this evening

Last Quarter Moon in 6 days on Sunday12th of July of 2020 at 4:29 pm

Today is…

International Kissing Day

National Air Traffic Control Day

National Fried Chicken Day

Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day

Umbrella Cover Day

Virtually Hug a Virtual Assistant Day

Today is also…

Constitution Day in Cayman Islands

Day of the Capital in Kazakhstan

Independence Day in the Comoros,

celebrates the independence of the Comoros from France in 1975.

Independence Day in Malawi,

celebrates the independence of Malawi from United Kingdom in 1964.

Jan Hus Day in the Czech Republic

Kupala Night in PolandRussiaBelarus and Ukraine

Statehood Day in Lithuania

Teachers' Day in Peru

On this day in history…

1854 – In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held.

1865 – The first issue of The Nation magazine is published.

1885 – Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.

1892 – Three thousand eight hundred striking steelworkers engage in a day-long battle with Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike, leaving ten dead and dozens wounded.

1942 – Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the "Secret Annexe" above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse.

1944 – Jackie Robinson refuses to move to the back of a bus, leading to a court-martial.

1957 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles

1990 – The Electronic Frontier Foundation is founded.

2003 – The 70-metre Yevpatoria Planetary Radar sends a METI message (Cosmic Call 2) to five stars: Hip 4872HD 24540955 Cancri (HD 75732), HD 10307 and 47 Ursae Majoris (HD 95128). The messages will arrive to these stars in 2036, 2040, 2044, and 2049, respectively.

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

1747 – John Paul Jones, Scottish-American captain (d. 1792)

1887 – Marc Chagall, Belarusian-French painter and poet (d. 1985)

1907 – Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter and educator (d. 1954)

1918 – Sebastian Cabot, English-Canadian actor (d. 1977)

1921 – Nancy Reagan, American actress and activist, 42nd First Lady of the United States (d. 2016)

1925 – Merv Griffin, American actor, singer, and producer, created Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! (d. 2007)

1925 – Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 1981)

1927 – Janet Leigh, American actress and author (d. 2004)

1931 – Della Reese, American actress and singer (d. 2017)

1935 – Tenzin Gyatso14th Dalai Lama

1937 – Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian-Icelandic pianist and conductor

1937 – Ned Beatty, American actor

1937 – Gene Chandler, American singer-songwriter and producer

1940 – Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakh politician, 1st President of Kazakhstan

1946 – George W. Bush, American businessman and politician, 43rd President of the United States

1946 – Sylvester Stallone, American actor, director, and screenwriter

1949 – Phyllis Hyman, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1995)

1953 – Nanci Griffith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1975 – 50 Cent, American rapper, producer, and actor (G-Unit)