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Almanac - Tuesday 4/10/18

cinnamon crescent rolls, photo takenby flickr user Jennifer Pack

Today is Tuesday, the 10th of April of 2018.  It’s the 100th day of the year.

There are 265 days remaining until the end of the year.

72 days until summer begins

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

(6 months and 27 days from today)

938 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 6 months and 24 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:40 am 

and sunset will be at 7:42 pm.

We will have 13 hours and 2 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:11 pm.

The first low tide was at 2:33 am 

The first high tide will be at 7:59 am 

The next low tide at 2:41 pm.

and the final high tide at 9:51 pm.

The Moon is 29.8% visible; a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: ↑ 123.83° SE

Moon Altitude: 12.58°

Moon Distance: 249086 mi

Next New Moon: Apr 15, 2018 6:57 pm

Next Full Moon: Apr 29, 2018 5:58 pm

Next Moonset: Today 2:30 pm

Today is…

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Day



Encourage a Young Writer Day



Golfer's Day



International Be Kind To Lawyers Day



National Cinnamon Crescent Day



National Farm Animals Day



National Library Workers Day



Safety Pin Day



Salvation Army Founders' Day




It’s also…

Day of the Builder in Azerbaijan

Feast of the Third Day of the Writing of the Book of the Law (Thelema)


International Siblings Day

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

1847 – Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian Jewish-American journalist, publisher, and politician, founded Pulitzer, Inc. (d. 1911)

1911 – Martin Denny, American pianist and composer (d. 2005)

1930 – Claude Bolling, French pianist, composer, and actor

1930 – Dolores Huerta, American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers

1932 – Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)

1941 – Paul Theroux, American novelist, short story writer, and travel writer

1947 – Bunny Wailer, Jamaican singer-songwriter and drummer

1952 – Steven Seagal, American actor, producer, and martial artist

1954 – Anne Lamott, American author and educator

1954 – Juan Williams, Panamanian-American journalist and author

1967 – David Rovics, American singer-songwriter

1970 – Q-Tip, American rapper, producer, and actor

…and on this day in history….

837 – Halley's Comet makes its closest approach to Earth at a distance equal to 0.0342 AU (5.1 million kilometres/3.2 million miles).

1606 – The Virginia Company of London is established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America.

1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.

1912 – RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton, England on her maiden and only voyage.

1925 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner's Sons.

1970 – Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.

1998 – The Good Friday Agreement is signed in Northern Ireland.