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Almanac - Monday 7/18/22

Nelson Mandela
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Today is Monday, the 18th of July of 2022,

July 18 is the 199th day of the year

166 days remain until the end of the year.

The sun will rose in San Francisco at 6:02:21 am

and sun will set tonight at 8:29:19 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 26 minutes of daylight today.

Solar noon will be at 1:15:50 pm.

The first high tide will be at 2:30 am at 5.51 feet

The first low tide will be at 9:10 am at -0.07 feet

The next high tide at 4:02 pm at 5.70 feet

and the final low tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 10:06 pm at 2.01 feet

The Moon is currently 71.3% visible

It’s a Waning Gibbous moon

We’ll have the Last Quarter Moon in 2 days Wednesday the 20th of July of 2022 at 7:18 am

Today is…

Global Hug Your Kids Day

Insurance Nerd Day

National Caviar Day

National Get Out of the Doghouse Day

National Sour Candy Day

Perfect Family Day

World Listening Day

Today is also…

Constitution Day in Uruguay

Nelson Mandela International Day

On this day in history…

1334 – The bishop of Florence blesses the first foundation stone for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by the artist Giotto di Bondone.

1914 – The U.S. Congress forms the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps, giving official status to aircraft within the U.S. Army for the first time.

1968Intel is founded in Mountain View, California.

1976Nadia Comăneci becomes the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

1992 – A picture of Les Horribles Cernettes was taken, which became the first ever photo posted to the World Wide Web.

and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you! You share this special day with…

1906S. I. Hayakawa, Canadian-American academic and politician (d. 1992)

1906 – Clifford Odets, American director, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1963)

1908Peace Pilgrim, American mystic and activist (d. 1981)

1909 – Andrei Gromyko, Belarusian-Russian economist and politician, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1989)

1911Hume Cronyn, Canadian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)

1913Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (d. 1997)

1918Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer and politician, 1st President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1927 – Kurt Masur, German conductor and educator (d. 2015)

1929 – Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American R&B singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (d. 2000)

1933 – Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet and playwright (d. 2017)

1937 – Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 2005)

1939 – Dion DiMucci, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1940James Brolin, American actor

1941 – Lonnie Mack, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)

1941 – Martha Reeves, American singer and politician

1947Steve Forbes, American publisher and politician

1950Richard Branson, English businessman, founded Virgin Group

1954Ricky Skaggs, American singer-songwriter, mandolin player, and producer

1967Vin Diesel, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1969Elizabeth Gilbert, American author

1975 – M.I.A., English rapper and producer

1980Kristen Bell, American actress

Kevin Vance created a program of folk music for KALW, A Patchwork Quilt, in October 1991. He grew up in Berkeley during the 1960s and '70s and spent his years learning in public schools, community colleges, bookstores, libraries, and non-commercial radio stations, as well as from the people around him. When he's not on the radio, then he's selling books, taking care of his family, listening to music, entering stuff into a computer, or taking a class.