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Almanac - Monday 9/18/17

bamboo by flickr user Giardini Hanbury

Today Monday, the 18th of September of 2017 is the 261st day of the year.

There are 104 days remaining until the end of the year.

414 days until mid-term elections...

...on Tuesday November 6, 2018

1 year 1 month and 19 days from today

1142 days until Presidential Elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020

3 years 1 month and 16 days from today

The sun will rise at 6:55 am

and the sun will set at 7:12 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 17 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:04 pm.

The first low tide was at 4:39 am

and the next low tide will be at 4:53 pm.

The first high tide will be at 11:32 am 

and the next high tide at 11:09 pm.

The Moon is 3.6% illuminated

A Waning Crescent moon

Moon Direction:↑ 75.00° ENE

Moon Altitude:-1.55°

Moon Distance:234061 mi

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

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

Next Moonrise: Today at 5:11 am

Today is…

Chiropractic Founders Day


Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day


International Read an eBook Day


National Cheeseburger Day


National Respect Day


Rice Krispies Treats Day


World Bamboo Day

It’s also…

Day of National Music in Azerbaijan

International Read an eBook Day

Island Language Day in Okinawa PrefectureJapan

National Day or Dieciocho in Chile

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day in the United States

Navy Day in Croatia

World Water Monitoring Day

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

1709 – Samuel Johnson, English lexicographer and poet (d. 1784)

1895 – John Diefenbaker, Canadian lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1979)

1905 – Greta Garbo, Swedish-American actress (d. 1990)

1917 – June Foray, American actress and voice artist (d. 2017)

1933 – Robert Blake, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1933 – Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1939 – Fred Willard, American actor and comedian

1940 – Frankie Avalon, American singer and actor

1945 – P. F. Sloan, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)

1950 – Anna Deavere Smith, American actress and playwright

1951 – Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon and author

1951 – Dee Dee Ramone, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2002)

1956 – Chris Hedges, American journalist and author

1971 – Lance Armstrong, American cyclist and activist, founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation

1971 – Jada Pinkett Smith, American actress

On this day in history…

1679 – New Hampshire becomes a county of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

1793 – The first cornerstone of the Capitol building is laid by George Washington.

1809 – The Royal Opera House in London opens.

1837 – Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium".

1851 – First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times

1870 – Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn–Langford–Doane Expedition to Yellowstone.

1873 – Panic of 1873: The U.S. bank Jay Cooke & Company declares bankruptcy, triggering a series of bank failures.

1919 – Fritz Pollard becomes the first African American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.

1927 – The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.

1947 – The United States Air Force becomes an independent branch of the United States Armed Forces.

1947 – The National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency are established in the United States under the National Security Act.

1948 – Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate without completing another senator's term, when she defeats Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten.

1960 – Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.

1961 – U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a plane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the war-torn Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

1997 – United States media magnate Ted Turner donates US$1 billion to the United Nations.

1997 – Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention is adopted.

2001 – First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

2014 – Scotland votes against independence from the Uni