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Almanac - Tuesday 8/13/19

Aug 13, 2019

It's Tuesday, August 13,

 2019...

It is the 225th day of the year.

140 days remain until the end of the year.

203 days until California Primary elections on Tuesday March 3 2020

(6 months and 19 days from today)

448 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 2 months and 21 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:24 am 

and sunset will be at 8:04 pm.

In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that t

The first low tide will be at 5:06am 

and the next low tide at 4:55 pm.

The first high tide will be at 12:14 pm 

and the next high tide at 10:54 pm.

Today we will have 13 hours and 40 minutes of sun.

The solar transit will be at 1:14 pm.

The Moon is 96.2% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Next Full Moon: Wednesday August  15, 2019 at 5:29 am

It will be the Full Sturgeon Moon. The sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. This has also been called the Green Corn Moon.

Moon Direction:243.08° WSW↑

Moon Altitude:-0.92°

Moon Distance:249201 mi

Next New Moon:Aug 30, 20193:37 am

Next Moonrise:Today7:21 pm

Today is…

International Left-Handers Day

National Filet Mignon Day

National Prosecco Day

Today is also…

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Central African Republic from France in 1960.

Women's Day, commemorates the enaction of Tunisian Code of Personal Status in 1956.

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this special day with…

1860 – Annie Oakley, American target shooter (d. 1926)

1895 – Bert Lahr, American actor (d. 1967)

1899 – Alfred Hitchcock, English-American director and producer (d. 1980)

1921 – Jimmy McCracklin, American blues/R&B singer-songwriter and pianist (d 2012)

1926 – Fidel Castro, Cuban lawyer and politician, 15th President of Cuba (d. 2016)

1929 – Pat Harrington, Jr., American actor (d. 2016)

1930 – Don Ho, American singer and ukulele player (d. 2007)

1933 – Joycelyn Elders, American admiral and physician, 15th Surgeon General of the United States

1935 – Alex de Renzy, American director and producer (d. 2001)

1948 – Kathleen Battle, American operatic soprano

1951 – Dan Fogelberg, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)

1952 – Dave Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)

1959 – Danny Bonaduce, American actor and wrestler

1963 – Valerie Plame, American CIA agent and author

1982 – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, American political consultant and press secretary

…and on this day in history…

1889 – William Gray of Hartford, Connecticut is granted United States Patent Number 408,709 for "Coin-controlled apparatus for telephones." 

1898 – Carl Gustav Witt discovers 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be found.

1918 – Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha May Johnson is the first woman to enlist.

1918 – Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMWestablished as a public company in Germany.

1961 – Cold WarEast Germany closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants' attempts to escape to the West, and construction of the Berlin Wall is started.