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Almanac - Wednesday 4/18/18


Today is Wednesday, the 18th of April of 2018 is the 108th day of the year.

There are 257 days remaining until the end of the year...

64  days until Summer begins

202 days until mid-term elections

930 days until presidential elections

The sun rises at 6:29 am 

and sun sets at 7:50pm.

We will have 13 hours and 21 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:09 pm.

The first high tide was at 1:21 am 

The first low tide will be at 7:46am

The next high tide at 2:48 pm.

and the final low tide at 7:42 pm.

The moon is 7.7 % visible… a waxing crescent

Moon Direction:  34.56° NE

Moon Altitude: -30.15°

Moon Distance: 230229 mi

Next Moonrise: Today at 8:36 am

First Quarter Moon in 4 days on Sunday the 22nd of April of 2018 at 2:46 pm

Full Moon in 11 days also on a Sunday the 29th of April of 2018 at 5:58 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 19 days on Monday the 7th of May of 2018 at 7:09 pm

and a New Moon in 26 days on Tuesday the 15th of May of 2018 at 4:48 am

April 18 is a 1984 Indian Malayalam film written and directed by Balachandra Menon, who also features in the lead role. It also stars ShobhanaAdoor Bhasi and Bharath Gopi in other pivotal roles. The film marks the acting debut of Shobhana, credited as Meera. The film was a blockbuster of 1984. It has musical score composed by A. T. Ummer.

Today is…

Adult Autism Awareness Day

International Amateur Radio Day

as it was on this day in 1925, The International Amateur Radio Union is formed in Paris.

National Animal Crackers Day

National Lineman Appreciation Day

National Stress Awareness Day

National Velociraptor Awareness Day

Newspaper Columnists Day

Pet Owners Independence Day

World Heritage Day

Today is also…

Army Day in Iran

Coma Patients' Day in Poland

Friend's Day in Brazil

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Zimbabwe from the United Kingdom in 1980.

International Day For Monuments and Sites

Invention Day in Japan

Victory over the Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice in Russia

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

359 – Gratian, Roman emperor (d. 383)

1480 – Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI

1857 – Clarence Darrow, American lawyer (d. 1938)

1882 – Leopold Stokowski, English conductor (d. 1977)

1904 – Pigmeat Markham, African-American comedian, singer, and dancer (d. 1981)

1918 – Clifton Hillegass, American publisher, founded CliffsNotes (d. 2001)

1922 – Lord Kitchner, Trinidadian singer (d. 2000)

1924 – Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)

1924 – Henry Hyde, American commander, lawyer, and politician (d. 2007)

1942 – Robert Christgau, American journalist and critic

1944 – Kathy Acker, American author and poet (d. 1997)

1946 – Hayley Mills, English actress

1951 – Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian businessman and politician, 5th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

He shape-shifts into a 12 year old rat missing one toe named Scabbers and was a disloyal friend of James and Lily Evans Potter. He lead Lord Voldemort to them and consequently made Harry Potter an orphan.

1953 – Rick Moranis, Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer and screenwriter

1959 – Susan Faludi, American journalist and author

1963 – Conan O'Brien, American actor, producer, screenwriter, and talk show host

1970 – Saad Hariri, Saudi Arabian-Lebanese businessman and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Lebanon

1979 – Ethan Cohn, American actor

1984 – America Ferrera, American actress and producer

…and on this day in history…

796 – King Æthelred I of Northumbria is murdered in Corbridge by a group led by his ealdormen, Ealdred and Wada. The patrician Osbald is crowned, but abdicates within 27 days.

1775 – American Revolution: The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and other riders warn the countryside of the troop movements.

1831 – The University of Alabama is founded in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

1906 – An earthquake and fire destroy much of San FranciscoCalifornia.

1923 – Yankee Stadium: "The House that Ruth Built" opens.

1930 – the British Broadcasting Corporation announced that "there is no news" in their evening report.

1946 – The International Court of Justice holds its inaugural meeting in The Hague, Netherlands.

1949 – The Republic of Ireland Act comes into effect.

1980 – The Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country's first President. The Zimbabwean dollar replaces the Rhodesian dollar as the official currency.