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Almanac - Thursday 1/25/18

(not recommended mornings nor when operating heavy machery) Irish Coffee taken by flickr user Boromir7

Today Thursday, 25th of January of 2018 is the 25th day of the year.

There are 340 days remaining until the end of the year

54 days until spring begins

285 days until Tuesday November 6, 2018

(9 months and 12 days from today)

1013 days until Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 9 months and 9 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:18 am 

and the sun sets at 5:27 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 9 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 12:22 pm.

The first high tide will be at 5:25am

and the next high tide at 6:46 pm.

The first low tide will be at 12:09 pm 

and the next low tide at 11:32 pm.

Full Moon 31th of January of 2018 at 5:27 am in 6 days Total Lunar Eclipse

Last Quarter Moon 7th of February of 2018 at 7:54 am in 13 days

New Moon 15th of February of 2018 at 1:05 pm in 21 days Partial Solar Eclipse

First Quarter Moon 23th of February of 2018 at 12:09 am in 28 days

Moon: 56.8% visible

Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:↑ 327.65° NNW

Moon Altitude:-36.37°

Moon Distance:233185 mi

Next Moonrise:Today12:18 pm

Today is…


A Room of One's Own Day


Clashing Clothes Day

Fluoride Day

Macintosh Computer Day

National Irish Coffee Day

National Opposite Day

Women's Healthy Weight Day

Today is also...

Burns Night in Scotland and the Scottish community

National Nutrition Day in Indonesia

National Police Day in Egypt

National Voters' Day in India

Revolution Day 2011 in Egypt

Tatiana Day or Russian Students Day in Russia, and in the Eastern Orthodox church…1755 – Moscow University is established on Tatiana Day.

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you!  You Share this day with…

1759 – Robert Burns, Scottish poet and songwriter (d. 1796)

1874 – W. Somerset Maugham, British playwright, novelist, and short story writer (d. 1965)

1882 – Virginia Woolf, English novelist, essayist, short story writer, and critic (d. 1941)

1886 – Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor and composer (d. 1954)

1895 – Florence Mills, American singer, dancer, and actress (d. 1927)

1899 – Sleepy John Estes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)

1905 – Margery Sharp, English author and educator (d. 1991)

1915 – Ewan MacColl, English singer-songwriter, actor and producer (d. 1989)

1919 – Edwin Newman, American journalist and author (d. 2010)

1927 – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1994)

1928 – Eduard Shevardnadze, Georgian general and politician, 2nd President of Georgia (d. 2014)

1929 – Elizabeth Allen, American actress and singer (d. 2006)

1930 – Tanya Savicheva, Russian child diarist (d. 1944)

1931 – Dean Jones, American actor and singer (d. 2015)

1933 – Corazon Aquino, Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines (d. 2009)

1936 – Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)

1938 – Etta James, American singer (d. 2012)

1938 – Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian singer-songwriter, actor, and poet (d. 1980)

1945 – Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress novelist (d. 2016)

1954 – Kay Cottee, Australian sailor

1954 – Renate Dorrestein, Dutch journalist and author

1956 – Dinah Manoff, American actress

1957 – Jenifer Lewis, American actress and singer

1961 – Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean ophthalmologist and politician, Singaporean Ministry of National Development

1971 – Ana Ortiz, American actress

1974 – Emily Haines, Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player

1975 – Mia Kirshner, Canadian actress

1976 – Stephanie Bellars, American wrestler and manager

1981 – Alicia Keys, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress

1985 – Hwang Jung-eum, South Korean actress

1987 – Maria Kirilenko, Russian tennis player

1988 – Tatiana Golovin, French tennis player

…And On This Day in History


AD 41 – After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.

1533 – Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.

1787 – Shay's Rebellion: The rebellion's largest confrontation, outside the Springfield Armory, results in the killing of four rebels and the wounding of twenty.

1858 – The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn is played at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia, and becomes a popular wedding processional.

1890 – Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.

1909 – Richard Strauss's opera Elektra receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.

1915 – Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.

1937 – The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television, where it remains until September 18, 2009.

1946 – The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.

1947 – Thomas Goldsmith Jr. files a patent for a "Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device", the first ever electronic game.

1949 – The first Emmy Awards are presented; the venue is the Hollywood Athletic Club.

1960 – The National Association of Broadcasters reacts to the "payola" scandal by threatening fines for any disc jockeys who accept money for playing particular records.

1961 – In Washington, D.C., President John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.

1964 – Blue Ribbon Sports is founded by University of Oregon track and field athletes, which would later become Nike.

1971 – Charles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate–LaBianca murders.

1971 – Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda's president.

1995 – The Norwegian rocket incident: Russia almost launches a nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant XII, a Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile.