Today is Monday, July 18, 2022,

July 18 is the 199th day of the year

166 days remain until the end of the year.

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:02:21 a.m.

and the sun will set tonight at 8:29:19 p.m.

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

Solar noon will be at 1:15:50 p.m.

The first high tide will be at 2:30 a.m. at 5.51 feet

The first low tide will be at 9:10 a.m. at -0.07 feet

The next high tide at 4:02 p.m. at 5.70 feet

and the last low tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 10:06 p.m. at 2.01 feet

The Moon is currently 71.3% visible

It’s a waning gibbous moon

We will have the last quarter moon in 2 days on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 7:18 a.m.

Today it’s…

World Hug Your Kids Day

Nerd Day Insurance

national caviar day

National Day Get Out of the Niche

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 foundation stone of the new campanile (bell tower) of Florence Cathedral, designed by artist Giotto di Bondone.

1914 – The US Congress creates the Aviation Section, US Signal Corps, giving official status to aircraft for the first time within the US military.

1968 – Intel is founded in Mountain View, California.

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

1992 – A photo of Les Horribles Cernettes is taken, which becomes the very first photo published on the World Wide Web.

And if today is your birthday, happy birthday! You are sharing this special day with…

1906 – S.I. Hayakawa, Canadian-American scholar and politician (died 1992)

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

1908 – Peace Pilgrim, American mystic and activist (died 1981)

1909 – Andrei Gromyko, Belarusian-Russian economist and politician, Soviet Foreign Minister (died 1989)

1911 – Hume Cronyn, Canadian-American actor, producer and screenwriter (died 2003)

1913 – Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (died 1997)

1918 – Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer and politician, 1st President of South Africa, Nobel Laureate (died 2013)

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

1929 – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, American R&B singer-songwriter, musician and actor (died 2000)

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

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

1939 – Dion DiMucci, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1940 – James Brolin, American actor

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

1941 – Martha Reeves, American singer and politician

1947 – Steve Forbes, American publisher and politician

1950 – Richard Branson, English businessman, founds Virgin Group

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

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

1969 – Elizabeth Gilbert, American author

1975 – MIA, English rapper and producer

1980 – Kristen Bell, American actress