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August 07, 2012
220th day of 2012, 145 remaining
69% of the moon is visible, setting at 12:04am, rising at 11:02pm
Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 9:27am/10:39pm
High Tides: 3:48am/4:10pm
Special Celebrations today:
Preposterous Packaging Day
National Marriage Equality Day
National Night Out is Tonight
Professional Speakers Day
On this day in...
1782:George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart
1914: Germany invaded France
1963: The first beach movie starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello opened nationwide
1976: Scientists in Pasadena California announced that the Viking 1 spacecraft had found strong indications of life on Mars
If today's your birthday, you share it with:
Billie Burke (Glinda the Good Witch)
Carl Alfalfa Switzer (Our Gang)