Today is Wednesday, the 21st of July, 2021
July 21 is the 202nd day of the year
163 days remain until the end of the year.
63 days until autumn begins
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:04:50 am
and sunset will be at 8:27:06 pm.
We will have 14 hours and 22 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:15:58 pm.
The first low tide was early this morning at 3:24 am
at minus zero point eighty one feet
The first high tide will be later this morning at 10:26 am
at 4.71 feet
The next low tide will be this afternoon at 2:49 pm
at 2.99 feet
and the final high tide at Ocean Beach San Francisco will be tonight at 8:56 pm at 7.11 feet
We’ll have Full Moon in 2 days on Friday 23th of July of 2021 at 7:37 pm
Invite an Alien to Live with You Day
Legal Drinking Age Day
National Be Someone Day
National Hot Dog Day
National Junk Food Day
National Tug-Of-War Tournament Day
Take a Monkey to Lunch Day
Take Your Poet to Work Day
Today is also…Liberation Day in 1944 in Guam
Belgian National Day in Belgium
Racial Harmony Day in Singapore
Summer Kazanskaya in Russia
On this day in history….
356 BC – The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is destroyed by arson.
1925 – Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching human evolution in class and fined $100.
1925 – Malcolm Campbell becomes the first man to exceed 150 mph (241 km/h) on land. At Pendine Sands in Wales, he drives Sunbeam 350HP built by Sunbeam at a two-way average speed of 150.33 mph (242 km/h).
1959 – Elijah Jerry "Pumpsie" Green becomes the first African-American to play for the Boston Red Sox, the last team to integrate. He came in as a pinch runner for Vic Wertz and stayed in as shortstop in a 2–1 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
1961 – Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 4 Mission: Gus Grissom piloting Liberty Bell 7 becomes the second American to go into space (in a suborbital mission).
1969 – Apollo program: At 02:56 UTC, astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon, followed 19 minutes later by Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.
1970 – After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.
1979 – Jay Silverheels, a Mohawk actor, becomes the first Native American to have a star commemorated in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1983 – The world's lowest temperature in an inhabited location is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F).
2012 – Erden Eruç completes the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1616 – Anna de' Medici, Archduchess of Austria (d. 1676)
1620 – Jean Picard, French astronomer (d. 1682)
1816 – Paul Reuter, German-English journalist, founded Reuters (d. 1899)
1896 – Sophie Bledsoe Aberle, Native American anthropologist, physician and nutritionist (d. 1996)
1898 – Sara Carter, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)
1899 – Hart Crane, American poet (d. 1932)
1899 – Ernest Hemingway, American novelist, short story writer, and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)
1911 – Marshall McLuhan, Canadian author and theorist (d. 1980)
1920 – Isaac Stern, Polish violinist and conductor (d. 2001)
1922 – Kay Starr, American singer (d. 2016)
1924 – Don Knotts, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1938 – Janet Reno, American lawyer and politician, 79th United States Attorney General (d. 2016)
1939 – John Negroponte, English-American diplomat, 23rd United States Ambassador to the United Nations
1944 – Paul Wellstone, American academic and politician (d. 2002)
1946 – Ken Starr, American lawyer and judge, 39th Solicitor General of the United States
1948 – Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam), English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948 – Garry Trudeau, American cartoonist
1951 – Robin Williams, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2014)
1953 – Eric Bazilian, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer
1958 – Dave Henderson, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
1975 – Cara Dillon, Irish singer-songwriter
1981 – Paloma Faith, English singer-songwriter and actress