Almanac - Thursday, 8/10/17

Aug 10, 2017

Today Thursday, 10th of August of 2017 is the 222nd day of the year...

There are 143 days remaining until the end of the year.

453 days until Mid-Term Elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018(1 year 2 months and 27 days from today)

1181 days until Presidential Elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020

(3 years 2 months and 24 days from today)

The sun rose this morning at 6:22 am 

and sunset will be at 8:08 pm.

Today we will have 13 hours and 46 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.

The first high tide was at 1:27 am

and the next high tide will be at 2:44 pm.

The first low tide will be at 7:47 am 

and the next low tide at 8:03 pm.

The Moon is 92.3% illuminated; a Waning Gibbous moon

Moon Direction:↑ 208.88° SSW

Moon Altitude: 41.33°

Moon Distance: 239549 mi

Next New Moon Monday August  21, 2017 (same day as the eclipse) at 11:30 am,

Next Full Moon on Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 12:02 am

Next Moonset Today at 9:13 am

Today isWorld Lion Day

National Duran Duran Appreciation Day 

National Lazy Day 

National S'mores Day 

National Shapewear Day 

National Spoil Your Dog Day 

Smithsonian Day 

It’s also… 

Argentine Air Force Day 

Constitution Day in Anguilla 

National Day (Ecuador), anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Quito, proclaimed independence from Spain on August 10, 1809. Independence finally occurred on May 24, 1822 at the Battle of Pichincha

International Biodiesel Day

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you!  Your share this day with…

1560 – Hieronymus Praetorius, German organist and composer (d. 1629)

1814 – Henri Nestlé, German businessman, founded Nestlé (d. 1890)

1874 – Herbert Hoover, American engineer and politician, 31st President of the United States (d. 1964)

1889 – Charles Darrow, American game designer, created Monopoly (d. 1967)

1909 – Leo Fender, American businessman, founded Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (d. 1991)

1927 – Jimmy Martin, American singer and guitarist (d. 2005)

1927 – Vernon Washington, American actor (d. 1988)

1928 – Jimmy Dean, American singer, actor, and businessman, founded the Jimmy Dean Food Company (d. 2010)

1928 – Eddie Fisher, American singer and actor (d. 2010)

1930 – Barry Unsworth, English-Italian author and academic (d. 2012)

1943 – Ronnie Spector, American singer-songwriter

1950 – Patti Austin, American singer-songwriter

1997 – Kylie Jenner, American television personality and model

On this day in history…

1675 – The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London, England is laid.

1776 – American Revolutionary War: Word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.

1792 – The term 'the 10th of August' is widely used by historians as a shorthand for the Storming of the Tuileries Palace on the 10th of August, 1792, the effective end of the French monarchy until it was restored in 1814Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody as his Swiss Guards are massacred by the Parisian mob

1793 – The Musée du Louvre is officially opened in Paris, France.

1821 – Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state.

1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.

1901 – The U.S. Steel recognition strike by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers begins.

1904 – Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of the Yellow Sea between the Russian and Japanese battleship fleets takes place.

1905 – Russo-Japanese War: Peace negotiations begin in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

1932 – A 5.1 kilograms (11 lb) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.

1948 – Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.

1949 – U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the United States government, and replacing the Department of War with the United States Department of Defense.

1961 – First use in Vietnam War of the Agent Orange by the U.S. Army.

1969 – A day after murdering Sharon Tate and four others, members of Charles Manson's cult kill Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.

1971 – The Society for American Baseball Research is founded in Cooperstown, New York.

1977 – In Yonkers, New York, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") is arrested for a series of killings in the New York City area over the period of one year.

1978 – Three members of the Ulrich family are killed in an accident. This leads to the Ford Pinto litigation.

1988 – Japanese American internment: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese Americans who were either interned in or relocated by the United States during World War II.

1990 – The Magellan space probe reaches Venus.