Today is Tuesday, the 27th of July, 2021
July 27 is the 208th day of the year
157 days remain until the end of the year
57 days until autumn begins
the sun rose in San Francisco at 6:09:39 am
and the sun will set tonight at 8:22:15 pm.
We will have 14 hours and 12 minutes of daylight, today.
Solar noon will be at 1:15:57 pm.
The first high tide will be at 1:06 am
at 6.04 feet
The first low tide will be at 7:56 am
at minus zero point three-nine feet
The next high tide at 2:49 pm
at 5.49 feet
and the next low tide at Ocean Beach will be at 8:21 pm
at 2.39 feet.
The Moon is currently….percent visible
A Waning Gibbous
We’ll have the Last Quarter Moon in 5 days Saturday the 31st of July of 2021 at 6:16 am
Bagpipe Appreciation Day
Cross Atlantic Communication Day
Gary Gygax Day
National Chicken Finger Day
National Crème Brûlée Day
National Korean War Veterans Armistice 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
Iglesia ni Cristo Day in The Philippines
José Celso Barbosa Day in Puerto Rico
Martyrs and Wounded Soldiers Day in Vietnam
7/27 is the title of an album by the singing group Fifth Harmony
On this day in history…
1054 – Siward, Earl of Northumbria, invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth, King of Scotland somewhere north of the Firth of Forth.
1789 – The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).
1865 – Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.
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.
1953 – Cessation of hostilities is achieved in the Korean War when the United States, China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
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.
1990 – The Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian Soviet Republic declares independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union. Until 1996 the day is celebrated as the Independence Day of Belarus; after a referendum held that year the celebration of independence is moved to June 3.
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.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1625 – Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich (d. 1672)
1781 – Mauro Giuliani, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1828)
1824 – Alexandre Dumas, fils, French novelist and playwright (d. 1895)
1867 – Enrique Granados, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1916)
1877 – Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1960)
1882 – Geoffrey de Havilland, English pilot and engineer, founded the de Havilland Aircraft Company (d. 1965)
1922 – Norman Lear, American screenwriter and producer
1927 – Guy Carawan, American singer and musicologist (d. 2015)
1927 – Will Jordan, American comedian and actor (d. 2018)
1929 – Jean Baudrillard, French sociologist and philosopher (d. 2007)
1931 – Khieu Samphan, Cambodian academic and politician, 28th Prime Minister of Cambodia
1931 – Jerry Van Dyke, American actor (d. 2018)
1944 – Bobbie Gentry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948 – Peggy Fleming, American figure skater and sportscaster
1966 – Steve Tilson, English footballer and manager
1967 – Juliana Hatfield, American singer-songwriter and musician
1972 – Maya Rudolph, American actress