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Almanac - Tuesday 7/7/20

Chocolate, by flickr user russellstreet

It's Chocolate day...

Today is Tuesday July 7, 2020...

It is the 189th day of the year.

177 days remain until the end of the year.

77 days until autumn begins.

119 days until Election Day,

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(3 months and 28 days from today).

The sun rises this morning at 5:55,

and the sun sets at 8:34 tonight.

We will have 14 hours and 44 minutes of daylight today.

The first high tide of the day at Aquatic Park in San Francisco was at 1:07 this morning at 6.43 feet,

The first low tide will be at 7:51 this morning at 1.02 feet,

The next high tide will be at 5.18 feet at 2:19 this afternoon,

and the final low tide at Aquatic Park will be at 8 o’clock tonight at 2.95 feet.

The Moon is currently 94.1%, a waning gibbous moon.

Moon Direction: 202.41° SSW↑

Moon Altitude: 27.98°

Moon Distance: 241,825 mi

We will have a Quarter Moon in 5 days on a Sunday the 12th of July of 2020 at 4:29 pm.

Next New Moon: Jul 20, 2020 at 10:32 am.

Next Full Moon: Aug 3, 2020 at 8:58 am.

Next Moonset: Today at 8:18 am.

Today is…

Chocolate Day,

Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day,

Global Forgiveness Day,

National Dive Bar Day,

National Macaroni Day,

National Strawberry Sundae Day,

Tell the Truth Day.

The terms 7th July, July 7th, and 7/7 (pronounced "Seven-seven") have been widely used in the Western media as a shorthand for the 7 July 2005 bombings on London's transport system.

In the Chinese language, this term is used to denote the Battle of Lugou Bridge started on July 7, 1937, marking the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Today is also…

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Solomon Islands from the United Kingdom in 1978,

Ivan Kupala Day in BelarusPolandRussiaUkraine,

Saba Saba Day in Tanzania,

Tanabata in Japan.

On this day in history…

1846 – US troops occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena, thus beginning the US conquest of California.

1907 – Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. staged his first Follies on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.

1928 – Sliced bread is sold for the first time (on the inventor's 48th birthday) by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.

1930 – Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam).

1954 – Elvis Presley makes his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right".

1958 – US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law.

1981 – US President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.

1983 – Cold WarSamantha Smith, a US schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary General Yuri Andropov.

1985 – Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17.

1992 – The New York Court of Appeals rules that women have the same right as men to go topless in public.

2007 – The first Live Earth benefit concert was held in 11 locations around the world.

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

1860 – Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1911)

1906 – Satchel Paige, American baseball player and coach (d. 1982)

1907 – Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction writer and screenwriter (d. 1988)

1913 – Pinetop Perkins, American singer and pianist (d. 2011)

1924 – Mary Ford, American singer and guitarist (d. 1977)

1927 – Charlie Louvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

1927 – Doc Severinsen, American trumpet player and conductor

1930 – Hank Mobley, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1986)

1932 – Joe Zawinul, Austrian jazz keyboardist and composer (d. 2007)

1940 – Ringo Starr, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor

1943 – Joel Siegel, American journalist and critic (d. 2007)

1949 – Shelley Duvall, American actress, writer, and producer

1988 – Kaci Brown, American singer-songwriter