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Almanac - Monday 9/10/18

Happy Birthday, Alison Bechdel, a cartoonist and author to watch out for...by flickr user SMITH Magazine

Today Monday, the 10th of September of 2018 is the 253rd day of the year.

There are 112 days remaining until the end of the year.  

12 days until autumn begins

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

(1 month and 27 days from today)

and 785 days until Presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 1 month and 24 days from today)

Air Quality Advisory from Sunday 9/09 through Tuesday 9/11 - upper level smoke from wildfires may impact visibility in northern and eastern parts of the Bay Area.

The sun rises at 6:48 am and sunset will be at 7:23 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 35 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:05 pm.

The first high tide was at 12:04am 

and the next high tide will be at 1:03 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:16 am 

and the next low tide at 6:35 pm.

A medium pollen count today and tomorrow of 7.1, shooting up to a medium high of 8.2 by Wednesday

The Moon is 0.9% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction: ↑ 54.50° NE

Moon Altitude: -31.66°

Moon Distance: 227480 mi

Next Full Moon: Monday September 24, 2018 at 7:52 pm

Next New Moon: Monday October 8, 2018 at 8:46 pm

Next Moonrise: Today at 7:45 am

Today is…

Blame It on the Large Hadron Collider Day

I'm on Top of It Day

International Creepy Boston Dynamics Robotic Horse Day

International Make-Up Day

National Boss/Employee Exchange Day

National Hot Dog Day

National Swap Ideas Day

Sew Be It Day

The Start of Rosh Hashanah

TV Dinner Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

It’s also…
Amerindian Heritage Day in Guyana

Children's Day in Honduras

Gibraltar National Day

Saint George's Caye Day in Belize

Teachers' Day in China

…and on this day in history…

1823 – Simón Bolívar is named President of Peru.

1846 – Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.

In 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, a black student.

On Sept. 10, 1963, 20 black students entered Alabama public schools following a standoff between federal authorities and Gov. George C. Wallace.

In 1993, "The X-Files" premiered on Fox Television.

Ten years ago in 2007, The world's largest particle collider passed its first major tests by firing two beams of protons in opposite directions around a 17-mile (27-kilometer) ring under the Franco-Swiss border.

Five years ago in 2012, President Barack Obama, in a nationally broadcast address, said diplomacy held "the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons" in Syria without the use of force, but declared the U.S. military would be "ready to respond" against President Bashar Assad if other measures failed.

One year ago in 2016

As he flew home from Colombia, Pope Francis called on President Donald Trump to rethink his decision ending a program protecting young immigrants from deportation; he said anyone who considers himself "pro-life" should keep families together.

Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, was crowned Miss America in Atlantic City, N.J., after saying in an onstage interview that Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord.

1974 – Guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal.

2002 – Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations.

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

1659 – Henry Purcell, English organist and composer (d. 1695)

1839 – Isaac K. Funk, American minister and publisher, co-founded Funk & Wagnalls (d. 1912)

1852 – Alice Brown Davis, American tribal chief (d. 1935)

1886 – H.D., American poet, novelist, and memoirist (d. 1961)

1897 – Georges Bataille, French philosopher, novelist, and poet (d. 1962)

1903 – Cyril Connolly, English author and critic (d. 1974)

1904 – Max Shachtman, American theorist and politician (d. 1972)

1908 – Raymond Scott, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1994)

1929 – Arnold Palmer, American golfer and businessman (d. 2016)

1937 – Jared Diamond, American biologist, geographer, and author

1940 – Roy Ayers, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, vibraphonist, and producer

1941 – Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist, biologist, and author (d. 2002)

1941 – Christopher Hogwood, English harpsichord player and conductor, founded the Academy of Ancient Music (d. 2014)

1945 – José Feliciano, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and guitarist

1948 – Margaret Trudeau, Canadian actress and talk show host, 12th Spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada

1949 – Bill O'Reilly, American journalist and author

1950 – Rosie Flores, American singer and guitarist

1952 – Medea Benjamin, American activist, founder of Code Pink

1953 – Amy Irving, American actress

1956 – Johnnie Fingers, Irish keyboard player and songwriter (The Boomtown Rats)

1958 – Chris Columbus, American director, producer, and screenwriter

1960 – Alison Bechdel, American author and illustrator

1960 – Colin Firth, English actor and producer

1968 – Guy Ritchie, English director, producer, and screenwriter