Today is Friday, 30th of July of 2021
July 30 is the 211th day of the year
154 days remain until the end of the year.
54 days until autumn begins
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:12:09 am
and sunset will be at 8:19:28 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 7 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:15:48 pm.
The first high tide was at 3:57 am at 4.28 feet
The first low tide of the day will be at 10:02 am at 1.48 feet
The next high tide will be at 4:43 pm at 5.33 feet
And the final Low Tide at Ocean Beach in San Francisco will be tonight at 11:35 pm at 1.75 feet
The Moon is 59.7% visible
The Moon is in it’s Third Quarter phase
National Cheesecake Day
National Get Gnarly Day
National Support Public Education Day
National Talk in an Elevator Day
National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
Paperback Book Day
Share a Hug Day
System Administrator Appreciation Day
World Day against Trafficking in Persons
World Snorkeling Day
Today is also….
Feast of the Throne in Morocco
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Vanuatu from the United Kingdom and France in 1980.
International Day of Friendship
Día del Amigo in Paraguay
Martyrs Day in South Sudan
On this day in history…
762 – Baghdad is founded.
1865 – The steamboat Brother Jonathan sinks off the coast of Crescent City, California, killing 225 passengers, the deadliest shipwreck on the Pacific Coast of the U.S. at the time
1930 – In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first FIFA World Cup.
1956 – A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto.
1962 – The Trans-Canada Highway, the longest national highway in the world, is officially opened.
1965 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.
1971 – Apollo program: On Apollo 15, David Scott and James Irwin on the Apollo Lunar Module Falcon land on the Moon with the first Lunar Rover.
1974 – Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon releases subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the Supreme Court of the United States.
1975 – Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again.
1980 – Vanuatu gains independence.
2003 – In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1818 – Emily Brontë, English novelist and poet (d. 1848)
1863 – Henry Ford, American engineer and businessman, founded the Ford Motor Company (d. 1947)
1881 – Smedley Butler, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1940)
1890 – Casey Stengel, American baseball player and manager (d. 1975)
1929 – Sid Krofft, Canadian-American puppeteer and producer
1934 – Bud Selig, 9th Major League Baseball Commissioner
1936 – Buddy Guy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1939 – Peter Bogdanovich, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1939 – Eleanor Smeal, American activist, founded the Feminist Majority Foundation
1940 – Patricia Schroeder, American lawyer and politician
1941 – Paul Anka, Canadian singer-songwriter and actor
1945 – David Sanborn, American saxophonist and composer
1947 – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, 38th Governor of California
1948 – Jean Reno, Moroccan-French actor
1949 – Duck Baker, American guitarist
1956 – Anita Hill, American lawyer and academic
1958 – Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter and producer
1961 – Laurence Fishburne, American actor and producer
1964 – Vivica A. Fox, American actress
1970 – Christopher Nolan, English-American director, producer, and screenwriter
1974 – Hilary Swank, American actress and producer