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Almanac - Monday 9/4/17

Macadamia Nuts The queen of all nuts! by flickr user Like_the_Grand_Canyon

Today Monday, 4th of September of 2017 is the 247th day of the year...

There are 118 days remaining until the end of the year.

428 days until Mid-Term Elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018

(Tuesday 1 year 2 months and 2 days from today)

1156 days until Presidential Elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020

(Tuesday 3 years 1 month and 30 days from today)

The sun rose this morning at 6:44 am 

and the sun will set at 7:33 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 49 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:08 pm.

The first low tide was at 4:59 am

and the next low tide will be at 5:03 pm.

The first high tide will be at 11:55 am 

and the next high tide at 11:10 pm.

Moon: 96.6%

Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:↑ 253.14° WSW

Moon Altitude:-1.61°Moon Distance:243331 mi

Next Full Moon:Sep 6, 2017 at 12:02 am

Next New Moon:Sep 19, 2017 at 10:29 pm

Next Moonrise:Today at 6:53 pm

Today is…

Labor Day

National Macadamia Nut Day

National Newspaper Carrier Day

Eat an Extra Dessert Day


It’s also

Immigrant's Day in Argentina

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this special day with…

1824 – Anton Bruckner, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1896)

1892 – Darius Milhaud, French composer and educator (d. 1974)

1896 – Antonin Artaud, French actor, director, and playwright (d. 1948)

1908 – Richard Wright, whose books "Native Son" and "Black Boy" exposed the harsh effects of American racism (d. 1960)

1910 – Denis Tomlinson, Zimbabwean-South African cricketer (d. 1993)

1912 – Syd Hoff, American author and illustrator (d. 2004)

1917 – Henry Ford II, American industrialist; head of Ford Motor Co. (1945-79)

1918 – Paul Harvey, American radio host (d. 2009)

1926 – Ivan Illich, Austrian priest and philosopher (d. 2002)

1928 – Dick York, American actor (d. 1992)

1929 – Thomas Eagleton, American lawyer and politician, 38th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri (d. 2007)

1931 – Mitzi Gaynor, American actress, singer, and dancer

1944 – Gene Parsons, American singer-songwriter, drummer, guitarist, and banjo player

1946 – Dave Liebman, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer

1960 – Damon Wayans, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1981 – Beyoncé, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress

1984 – Kyle Mooney, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

On this day in history…

1781 – Los Angeles is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Por-ciún-cula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola) by 44 Spanish settlers.

1870 – Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the Third Republic is declared.

1882 – Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.

1888 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.

1949 – The Peekskill riots erupt after a Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, New York.

1951 – In the first live coast-to-coast TV broadcast, President Harry S. Truman addressed the nation from the Japanese peace treaty conference in San Francisco

1957 – American Civil Rights MovementLittle Rock CrisisOrval Faubusgovernor of Arkansas, calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School.

1957 – Ford Motor Co. began selling its ill-fated Edsel line.

1970 – Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile

1972 – Swimmer Mark Spitz became the first person to win seven gold medals at a single Olympic Games when the United States won the 400-meter relay in Munich.

1977 – The Golden Dragon massacre takes place in San Francisco.

1985 – The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.

1998 – Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.

2002 – The Oakland Athletics win their 20th consecutive game, an American League record.