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today's birthdays

  Happy Birthday Wiffle Ball! You first wiffed into our life on this date in 1953.

Today is Friday, August 14, 2020, the 226th day of the year. 139 days remain until the end of the year, and a mere 81 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

How appropriate for distancing...it's National Drive-Thru Day!

Today is Friday, July 24, 2020, the 205th day of the year. 160 days remain until the end of the year, and a mere 102 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 6:07am         
  • Sunset: 8:25pm ...giving us 14 hours and 19 minutes of daylight.  11% of the waxing crescent moon will be visible, setting at 10:25pm.  

Tides at the Golden Gate          

Happy Bloomsday! James Joyce's (pictured) epic "Ulysses" - a day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom - is set on this day: June 16, 1904. Traditionally, public readings of the entire novel are arranged today all over the world.

 

Today is Tuesday, June 16, 2020, the 176th day of the year, with 198 days remaining. 4 days till summer, and only 140 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 5:47am        
  • Sunset: 8:34pm ...giving us 14 hours and 46 minutes of daylight.   27% of the waning moon will be visible, rising at 3:05am.  

Enjoy a falafel ball or wrap today on International Falafel Day!

 

Today is Friday, June 12, 2020, the 172nd day of the year, with 202 days remaining. 8 days till summer, and only 144 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 5:47am       
  • Sunset: 8:33pm ...giving us 14 hours and 45 minutes of daylight.   64% of the waning moon will be visible, rising at 1:23am.  

Tides at the Golden Gate        


It’s a great day for a veggie burger!  Or if you’d rather, it’s also Donut Day - wash ‘em both down with some moonshine, as it’s also National Moonshine Day.

 

Today is Friday, June 5, 2020, the 156nd day of the year, with 209 days remaining. 15 days till summer, and only 151 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 5:48am      
  • Sunset: 8:29pm ...giving us 14 hours and 40 minutes of daylight.   98% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 8:45pm.  


It's Patrick Henry's birthday today...the American patriot who may have measured his words differently in a pandemic, "Give me Liberty or give me Death!" - he might've ended up with both!

Today is Friday, May 29, 2020, the 149th day of the year, with 216 days remaining. 22 days till summer, and only 158 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 5:50am       
  • Sunset: 8:25pm ...giving us 14 hours and 33 minutes of daylight.  35% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 12:26pm. 


Wilbur & Orville received a patent on this day in 1906 for their flying machine.

Today is Friday, May 22, 2020, the 142nd day of the year, with 223 days remaining. 29 days till summer, and only 165 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 5:54am       
  • Sunset: 8:19pm ...giving us 14 hours and 23 minutes of daylight.   

It’s a new moon, so just try to find it, I dare you!  Look for it to rise at 6:03am and set at 8:31pm.  

It's Morel Mushroom Day...yum! (DL's favorite recipe at the end of this article)

Today is Friday, May 15, 2020, the 135th day of the year, with 230 days remaining. 35 days till summer, and only 172 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 5:59am       
  • Sunset: 8:13pm ...giving us 14 hours and 13 minutes of daylight.  48% of the waning moon will be visible, rising at 2:53am.  

Tides at the Golden Gate      

Today is Friday, May 1, 2020, the 122nd day of the year. 50 days until summer, and only 185 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 6:13am      
  • Sunset: 8:01pm ...giving us 13 hours 46min of daylight.  49% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 1:28pm.  

Here's to you (for socially distancing)...It's Sauvignon Blanc Day!

Today is Friday, April 24, 2020, the 114th day of the year. 58 days until summer, and only 193 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 6:22am            
  • Sunset: 7:54pm ...giving us 13 hours 31min of daylight.   

It’s a new moon, so it won’t be visible, but will indeed rise at 7:29am.  

 

Raise a glass! It's World Malbec Day!

Today is Friday, April 17, 2020, the 107th day of the year. 65 days until summer, and only 200 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 6:31am           
  • Sunset: 7:48pm ...giving us 13 hours 15min of daylight.  32% of the waning moon will be visible, rising at 4:20am.  

"The Great Gatsby" was published on this day in 1925.

Today is Friday, April 10, 2020, the 100th day of the year. 72 days until summer, and only 207 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 6:41am          
  • Sunset: 7:41pm ...giving us 12 hours 59min of daylight.  95% of the waning moon will be visible, rising at 8:39am.  

Tides at the Golden Gate                    

It's "Find A Rainbow Day" - here's one I found on my block!

Today is Friday, April 3, 2020, the 94th day of the year. 78 days until summer, and only 214 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 6:51am         
  • Sunset: 7:35pm ...giving us 12 hours 42min of daylight.   64% of the waxing gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 2:35pm.  

It's Cherry Blossom Day! (see 1912 below)

Today is Friday, March 27, 2020, the 87th day of the year. 85 days until summer, and only 221 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 7:02am         
  • Sunset: 7:29pm ...giving us 12 hours  8min of daylight.   5% of the waxing crescent moon will be visible, rising at 8:57am.  

Louis Comfort Tiffany was born on this day in 1848.

Today is Tuesday, February 18, 2020.  316 days remain until the end of the year, and 30 days until spring begins. 259 days until the 2020 presidential election.

  • Sunrise: 6:56am         
  • Sunset: 5:52pm ...giving us 10 hours and 54 minutes of daylight.   30% of the waning gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 3:37am.  

"Is the caller there? Da?..." Phil Donahue broadcast from the Soviet Union on this day (and for a full week) in 1987.

 

Today is Wednesday, January 22, 2020.  344 days remain until the end of the year, 57 days until spring begins, and 41 days until the first primaries. 286 days until the 2020 presidential election.

  • Sunrise: 7:21am         
  • Sunset: 5:22pm ...giving us 10 hours of daylight.  10% of the waning crescent moon will be visible, rising at 5:43am.  

Hau Dinh / AP Photo

Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama!

Today is Friday, January 17, 2020.  Only 291 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:23am         
  • Sunset: 5:16pm ...giving us 9 hours and 52 minutes of daylight.  58% of the waning gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 12:16am.  

It's Oysters Rockefeller Day...yum!

 

Today is Friday, January 10, 2020.  Only 298 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:25am        
  • Sunset: 5:09pm ...giving us 9 hours and 44 minutes of daylight.   98% of the waxing crescent moon will be visible, rising at 5:17pm.  

Happy State-dom, Alaska (1959)!

Today is Friday, January 3, 2020.  Only 305 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:26am        
  • Sunset: 5:03pm ...giving us 9 hours and 38 minutes of daylight.   

46% of the waxing crescent moon will be visible, rising at 12:31pm.  

Enjoy a bowl on Gazpacho Soup Day!

Today is Friday, December 6, 2019, the 340th day of the year, with 25 days remaining.  And only 340 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:11am        
  • Sunset: 4:514pm ...giving us 9 hours and 41 minutes of daylight.   64% of the waxing gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 2:04pm.  

Almanac - 11/22/19

Nov 22, 2019

Among the musicians that have/had today as their birthday: Hoagy Carmichael (Heart and Soul, Georgia on My Mind, The Nearness of You...several hundred others!)

 

Today is Friday, November 22, 2019, the 326th day of the year, with 39 days remaining.  And only 347 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 6:58am       
  • Sunset: 4:54pm ...giving us 9 hours and 59 minutes of daylight.   28% of the waning gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 2:16am.  

It's America Recycles Day! Today is Friday, November 15, 2019, the 319th day of the year, with 46 days remaining.  And only 354 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 6:50am      
  • Sunset: 4:59pm ...giving us 10 hours and 10 minutes of daylight.   

94% of the waning gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 7:41pm.  

It's National Cappuccino Day...enjoy! Today is Friday, November 8, 2019, the 312th day of the year, with 53 days remaining.  And only 361 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 6:43am      
  • Sunset: 5:04pm ...giving us 10 hours and 24 minutes of daylight.   

79% of the waxing gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 3:36pm.  

It's World Pasta Day! Today is Friday, October 25, 2019, the 298th day of the year, with 67 days remaining.  And only 375 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:28am      
  • Sunset: 6:20pm ...giving us 10 hours and 52 minutes of daylight.   

15% of the waning crescent moon will be visible, rising at 4:22am.  

Raise a glass...to Global Champagne Day!

Today is Friday, October 18, 2019, the 291st day of the year, with 74 days remaining.  And only 382 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:21am     
  • Sunset: 6:29pm ...giving us 11 hours and 10 minutes of daylight.   85% of the waning gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 9:54pm.

It's World Egg Day!

Today is Friday, October 11, 2019, the 284th day of the year, with 81 days remaining.  And only 389 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:15am     
  • Sunset: 6:38pm ...giving us 11 hours and 26 minutes of daylight.   91% of the waxing gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 6:07pm.  

Enjoy a chocolate covered pretzel today...

Today is Monday, October 7, 2019, the 280th day of the year, with 85 days remaining.  And only 393 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:11am    
  • Sunset: 6:44pm ...giving us an even 11 hours and 35 minutes of daylight.   60% of the waxing crescent moon will be visible, rising at 4:02pm.  

Enjoy a cinnamon roll today on...Cinnamon Roll Day!

Today is Friday, October 4, 2019, the 277nd day of the year, with 88 days remaining.  It’s the 12th day of autumn and only 396 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 7:08am     
  • Sunset: 6:49pm ...giving us 11 hours and 43 minutes of daylight.   30% of the waxing crescent moon will be visible, rising at 1:39pm.  

August 3, 2012

Aug 3, 2012

216th day of 2012, 150 remaining

Sunrise: 6:16am
Sunset: 8:16pm

99% of the moon is visible, setting at 8:02am, rising at 9:01pm

Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 6:53am/7:06pm
High Tides: 12:28pm/1:51pm

Special Celebrations today:

August 2, 2012

Aug 2, 2012

215th day of 2012, 151 remaining

Sunrise: 6:15am
Sunset: 8:17pm

99% of the moon is visible, setting at 6:56am, rising at 8:29pm

Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 6:13am/6:17pm
High Tide: 1:14pm

Today's special celebrations:

Emancipation Day - St. Kitts & Nevis
Ilindan -Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia
Virgin of the Angels Day - Costa Rica
Saint Ilija - Serbia

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

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