Today is Thursday August 25, 2016 The 238th day of 2016-- 128 left It is a leap year Sunrise this morning 6:35 a.m. set: 7:47 p.m. 13:12 hours of daylight Moonrise: 12:17 a.m. set: 2:35 p.m. SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS TODAY; Today is National Park Service Day, Second Hand Wardrobe Day, Natl. Bananna Split Day, Ntl Whiskey Sour Day , Kiss and Make up Day and Independence Day in Uruguay. This day in History: 1718 - Hundreds of colonists from France arrived in Louisiana. Some settled in present-day New Orleans. 1814 - The U.S.