Today is Monday, the 27th of July of 2020...
It is the 209th day of the year.
157 days remain until the end of the year.
57 days until autumn begins
99 days until Elections
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(3 months and 7 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:08 am
and sunset will be at 8:22 pm.
There will be 14 hours and 14 minutes of daylight.
The first high tide will be at 5:51 am at 4.41 feet
The only low tide of the day will be at 11:23 am at 1.35 feet
and the next high tide at 6:25 pm. at 6.4 feet
The Moon is 49.8% visible; the First Quarter
Moon Direction: 303.80° NW↑
Moon Altitude: -48.34°
Moon Distance : 229,964 mi
Next Moonrise: Today 1:56 pm
Full Moon in 7 days next Monday the 3rd of August of 2020 at 8:59 am
Last Quarter Moon in 15 days on a Tuesday the 11th of August of 2020 at 9:45 am
New Moon in 22 days on a Tuesday the 18th of August of 2020 at 7:41 pm
Bagpipe Appreciation Day
Cross Atlantic Communication Day
Gary Gygax Day
National Chicken Finger Day
National Crème Brûlée Day
National Scotch Day
Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day
Take Your Pants For a Walk Day
Walk on Stilts Day
Today is also…
Day of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War in North Korea
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day in the United States
Iglesia ni Cristo Day in the Philippines
José Celso Barbosa Day in Puerto Rico
Martyrs and Wounded Soldiers Day in Vietnam
1775 – Founding of the U.S. Army Medical Department: The Second Continental Congress passes legislation establishing "an hospital for an army consisting of 20,000 men."
1866 – The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart's Content, Newfoundland.
1890 – Vincent van Gogh shoots himself and dies two days later.
1921 – Researchers at the University of Toronto, led by biochemist Frederick Banting, prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.
1929 – The Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with treatment of prisoners-of-war, is signed by 53 nations.
1940 – The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
1974 – Watergate scandal: The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon.
2016 – At a news conference, U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump expresses the hope that Russians can recover thirty thousand emails that were deleted from Hillary Clinton's personal server.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1781 – Mauro Giuliani, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1828)
1867 – Enrique Granados, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1916)
1922 – Norman Lear, American screenwriter and producer
1927 – Guy Carawan, American singer and musicologist (d. 2015)
1929 – Jean Baudrillard, French sociologist and philosopher (d. 2007)
1944 – Bobbie Gentry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948 – Peggy Fleming, American figure skater and sportscaster
1967 – Juliana Hatfield, American singer-songwriter and musician