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Almanac - Wednesday 7/8/20

Sundae First attempt making vegan ice "cream". It's flavoured with cocnut milk, almond butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract. And that's Bernard Callebeaux Bittersweet chocolate drizzled on top (dairy-free, of course) by flickr user Nikki L

It's Ice Cream Sundae Day. It's also Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day as well...

Today is Wednesday July 8, 2020

It is the 190th day of the year.

176 days remain until the end of the year.

76 days until autumn begins

118 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(3 months and 27 days from today)

The sun rises this morning at 5:56

and sets tonight at 8:34

We will have 14 hours and 38 minutes of daylight today.

The first high tide today at Aquatic Park in San Francisco was at 1:51 early this morning at 6.07 feet.

The first low tide will be at 8:32 this morning at minus zero point 69 feet

The next high tide will be at 4 o’clock this afternoon at 5.18 feet

and the final low tide will be at 8:54 tonight at 2.92 feet

Last Quarter Moon in 4 days on Sunday the 12th of July of 2020 at 4:29 pm

New Moon in 12 days Monday the 20th of July of 2020 at 10:33 am

First Quarter Moon in 19 days Monday the 27th of July of 2020 at 5:32 am

Full Moon in 25 days on Monday the 3rd of August of 2020 at 8:59 am

Today is…

Be a Kid Again Day

Math 2.0 Day

National Ice Cream Sundae Day

National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day


Also known as Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama Day

Today is also…

Air Force and Air Defense Forces Day in Ukraine

On this day in history…

1876 – The Hamburg massacre prior to the 1876 United States presidential election results in the deaths of six African-Americans of the Republican Party, along with one white assailant.

1879 – Sailing ship USS Jeannette departs San Francisco carrying an ill-fated expedition to the North Pole.

1889 – The first issue of The Wall Street Journal is published.

1947 – Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico in what became known as the Roswell UFO incident.

1948 – The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF).

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

1831 – John Pemberton, American chemist and pharmacist, invented Coca-Cola (d. 1888)

1838 – Eli Lilly, American soldier, chemist, and businessman, founded Eli Lilly and Company (d. 1898)

1838 – Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and businessman, founded the Zeppelin Airship Company (d. 1917)

1839 – John D. Rockefeller, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Standard Oil Company (d. 1937)

1867 – Käthe Kollwitz, German painter and sculptor (d. 1945)

1882 – Percy Grainger, Australian-American pianist and composer (d. 1961)

1885 – Ernst Bloch, German philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1977)

1900 – George Antheil, American pianist, composer, and author (d. 1959)

1907 – George W. Romney, American businessman and politician, 43rd Governor of Michigan (d. 1995)

1908 – Louis Jordan, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and actor (d. 1975)

1908 – Nelson Rockefeller, American businessman and politician, 41st Vice President of the United States (d. 1979)

1914 – Billy Eckstine, American singer and trumpet player (d. 1993)

1926 – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-American psychiatrist and author (d. 2004)

1934 – Marty Feldman, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1982)

1935 – Steve Lawrence, American actor and singer

1948 – Raffi, Egyptian-Canadian singer-songwriter

1949 – Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-American chef, restaurateur and entrepreneur

1951 – Anjelica Huston, American actress and director

1952 – Marianne Williamson, American author and activist

1958 – Kevin Bacon, American actor and musician

1958 – Tzipi Livni, Israeli lawyer and politician, 18th Justice Minister of Israel

1961 – Toby Keith, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1962 – Joan Osborne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1968 – Billy Crudup, American actor

1970 – Beck, American singer-songwriter and producer

1998 – Jaden Smith, American actor and rapper