Almanac - Monday 7/20/20
It's a new moon today. It's also the 51st anniversary of humans first setting foot on the moon...
Today is Monday, the 20th of July of 2020...
It is the 202nd day of the year.
164 days remain until the end of the year.
106 days until Election Day
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(3 months and 14 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:05 am
and the sun sets at 8:27 pm.
The first low tide will be at 6:09 am at minus point 98 feet
The only high tide of the day will be at 1:34 pm at 5.02 feet
The final low tide at Aquatic Park in San Francisco will be at 5:46 pm at 2.99 feet
The Moon is currently 0.2% visible; it’s a New Moon at 10:33 am Today
First Quarter Moon in 7 days next Monday the 27th of July of 2020 at 5:32 am
Full Moon in 14 days the following Monday the 3rd of August of 2020 at 8:59 am
Last Quarter Moon in 22 days on a Tuesday the 11th of August of 2020 at 9:45 am
Space Exploration Day
Today is also…
1934 – West Coast waterfront strike: In Seattle, police fire tear gas on and club 2,000 striking longshoremen. The governor of Oregon calls out the National Guard to break a strike on the Portland docks.
1938 – The United States Department of Justice files suit in New York City against the motion picture industry charging violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act in regards to the studio system. The case would eventually result in a break-up of the industry in 1948.
1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 11's crew successfully makes the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon six and a half hours later.
1977 – The Johnstown flood of 1977 kills 84 people and causes millions of dollars in damages.
…And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1925 – Frantz Fanon, French–Algerian psychiatrist and philosopher (d. 1961)
1933 – Cormac McCarthy, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter
1935 – Sleepy LaBeef, American rockabilly singer and musician (d. 2019)
1938 – Diana Rigg, English actress
1938 – Natalie Wood, American actress (d. 1981)
1947 – Carlos Santana, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1980 – Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian model, fashionista, and businesswoman