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Almanac - Thursday 9/7/17

Acorn Squash 1 Urban AgFest October 2015 at Parrish Middle School in Salem, OR. by flickr user Oregon Department of Agriculture

Today Thursday, 7th of September of 2017 is the 250th day of the year...

There are 115 days remaining until the end of the year.  

425 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018

(1 year 1 month and 30 days from today )

1153 days until Presidential Elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020

(Tuesday 3 years 1 month and 27 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:46 am 

and the sun will set at 7:29 pm.


Today we will have 12 hours and 43 minutes of daylight.


Solar noon will be at 1:07 pm.


The first high tide was at 12:35am


and the next high tide will be at 1:23 pm.


The first low tide will be at 6:40 am


and the next low tide at 6:57 pm.

Moon: 98.2%

Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction:↑ 242.30° WSW

Moon Altitude:26.33°

Moon Distance:236047 mi

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

Next Full Moon: Oct 5, 2017 at 11:40 am

Next Moonset: Today at 8:05 am

Today is…



Google Commemoration Day



Grandma Moses Day



National Acorn Squash Day



National Beer Lover's Day



National Feel the Love Day



National Grateful Patient Day



National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day



Salami Day

It’s also…

Constitution Day (Fiji)

Independence Day (Brazil), celebrates the independence of Brazil from Portugal in 1822.

Military Intelligence Day (Ukraine)

National Acorn Squash Day (United States)

National Beer Lover's Day (United States)

National Salami Day (United States)

National Threatened Species Day (Australia)

Victory Day (Mozambique)

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

1860 – Grandma Moses, American painter (d. 1961)

1909 – Elia Kazan, Greek-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)

1912 – David Packard, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Hewlett-Packard (d. 1996)

1923 – Peter Lawford, English-American actor (d. 1984)

1924 – Daniel Inouye, American captain and politician, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2012)

1926 – Samuel Goldwyn Jr., American director and producer (d. 2015)

1926 – Don Messick, American voice actor (d. 1997)

1930 – Sonny Rollins, American saxophonist and composer

1936 – Buddy Holly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)

1950 – Julie Kavner, American actress

1950 – Peggy Noonan, American author, journalist, speechwriter, and pundit

1951 – Chrissie Hynde, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1951 – Mark Isham, American trumpet player and composer

1956 – Michael Feinstein, American singer and pianist

1963 – Eazy-E, American rapper and producer (d. 1995)

On this day in history…

1876 – In Northfield, MinnesotaJesse James and the James–Younger Gang attempt to rob the town's bank but are driven off by armed citizens.

1911 – French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and put in jail on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum.

1916 – US federal employees win the right to Workers' compensation by Federal Employers Liability Act (39 Stat. 742; 5 U.S.C. 751)

1923 – The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) is formed.

1927 – The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Farnsworth

1979 – The Chrysler Corporation asks the United States government for US$1.5 billion to avoid bankruptcy.

1986 – Desmond Tutu becomes the first black man to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa.

2005 – Egypt hold