Almanac - Monday 9/4/17
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 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
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1908 – Richard Wright, whose books "Native Son" and "Black Boy" exposed the harsh effects of American racism (d. 1960)
1917 – Henry Ford II, American industrialist; head of Ford Motor Co. (1945-79)
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
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.
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.
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 – Ford Motor Co. began selling its ill-fated Edsel line.
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.