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Almanac - Monday 10/23/17

Boston Cream Pie by flickr user Edward Kimber www.he-eats.com

October 23 is the 296th day of the year...

There are 69 days remaining until the end of the year.

379 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018

a Tuesday 1 year and 14 days from today

1107 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 03 2020

a Tuesday 3 years and 11 days from today

On Monday, 23th of October of 2017,

the sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:27 am 

and sunset will be at 6:20pm.

In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that

the first high tide will be at 3:01 am 

and the next high tide at 1:57 pm.

The first low tide will be at 7:54am

and the next low tide at 8:36 pm.

We will have 10 hours and 53 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 12:53 pm.


Moon: 12.9%

Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction: ↑ 47.56° NE

Moon Altitude:-63.26°

Moon Distance: 250902 mi

Next Full Moon: Friday November 3, 2017 at 10:22 pm

Next New Moon: Saturday November 18, 2017 at 3:42 am

Next Moonrise: Today at 10:56 am

Today is…

National Boston Cream-Pie Day

National Canning Day

National iPod Day

National Mole Day

National Slap Your Irritating Co-Worker Day

Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day

TV Talk Show Host Day

It’s also…

Aviator's Day in Brazil

Chulalongkorn Day in Thailand

Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle  in the Republic of Macedonia

Liberation Day in Libya

Mole Day (International observance)

National Day in Hungary

Paris Peace Agreement Day in Cambodia

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

1766 – Emmanuel de Grouchy, Marquis de Grouchy, French general (d. 1847)

1923 – Ned Rorem, American composer and author

1925 – Johnny Carson, American comedian and talk show host (d. 2005)

1927 – Leszek Kołakowski, Polish-English historian and philosopher (d. 2009)

1935 – Chi-Chi Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-American golfer

1940 – Ellie Greenwich, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Raindrops) (d. 2009)

1949 – Nick Tosches, American journalist, author, and poet

1954 – Ang Lee, Taiwanese-American director, producer, and screenwriter

1956 – Dianne Reeves, American singer

1956 – Dwight Yoakam, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1957 – Paul Kagame, Rwandan soldier and politician, 6th President of Rwanda

1958 – Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, author, and academic

1959 – "Weird Al" Yankovic, American singer-songwriter, comedian, and actor

1965 – Augusten Burroughs, American author and screenwriter

On this day in history…

1850 – The first National Women's Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

1861 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C., for all military-related cases.

1915 – Women's suffrage: In New York City, 25,000–33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue to advocate their right to vote.

1917 – Lenin calls for the October Revolution.

1929 – Wall Street Crash of 1929. After a steady decline in stock market prices since a peak in September, the New York Stock Exchange begins to crash.

1955 – Prime Minister Ngô Đình Diệm defeats former emperor Bảo Đại in a referendum and founds the Republic of Vietnam.

1956 – Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).

1958 – The Springhill Mine bump: An underground earthquake traps 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, the deepest coal mine in North America at the time. By November 1, rescuers from around the world had dug out 100 of the victims, marking the death toll at 74.

1958 – The Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarves, later popularized in a Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon series, appear for the first time in the story La flute à six schtroumpfs, a Johan and Peewit adventure by Peyo, which is serialized in the weekly Spirou magazine.

1970 – Gary Gabelich sets a land speed record in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas.

1998 – Israeli–Palestinian conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a "land for peace" agreement.

2002 – Moscow theater hostage crisisChechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.

2017 – The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017 is scheduled to be held in LondonEngland.