Almanac - Wednesday 9/19/18
Today Wednesday, the 19th of September of 2018 is the 262nd day of the year.
There are 103 days remaining until the end of the year. 3 days until autumn begins
48 days until Mid-Term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018...
(1 month and 18 days from today)
776 days until Presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 1 month and 15 days from today)
The Northern Hemisphere marks the autumnal equinox on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at exactly 6:54 P.M. PDT.
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:56 am
and sunset will be at 7:09 pm.
Today we will have 12 hours and 13 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:02 pm.
The first low tide was at 2:27 am
and the next low tide will be at 2:43 pm.
The first high tide will be at 9:44 am
and the next high tide at 8:24 pm.
A medium pollen count for the next few days. Today’s pollen count will be 5.7.
The Moon is 73.5%; a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction:↑ 275.74° W
Moon Distance:251485 mi
Next Full Moon on Monday September 24, 2018 at 7:52 pm
Next New Moon: Monday October 8, 2018 at 8:46 pm
Next Moonrise: Today at 4:27 pm
Today is also…
Armed Forces Day in Chile
Second day of Fiestas Patrias in Chile
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with...
1869 – Ben Turpin, American comedian and actor (d. 1940)
1905 – Leon Jaworski, American lawyer, co-founded Fulbright & Jaworski (d. 1982)
1909 – Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian engineer and businessman (d. 1998)
1911 – William Golding, British novelist, playwright, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
1913 – Frances Farmer, American actress (d. 1970)
1921 – Paulo Freire, Brazilian philosopher, theorist, and academic (d. 1997)
1928 – Adam West, American actor and businessman (d. 2017)
1930 – Muhal Richard Abrams, American pianist, composer, and educator
1932 – Mike Royko, American journalist and author (d. 1997)
1934 – Brian Epstein, English talent manager (d. 1967)
1940 – Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941 – Cass Elliot, American singer (d. 1974)
1945 – David Bromberg, American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter
1945 – Randolph Mantooth, American actor
1949 – Twiggy, English model, actress, and singer
1951 – Daniel Lanois, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1952 – Henry Kaiser, American guitarist and composer
1960 – Mario Batali, American chef and author
1964 – Trisha Yearwood, American singer-songwriter and actress
1974 – Jimmy Fallon, American comedian and talk show host
...and on this day in history...
1778 – The Continental Congress passes the first United States federal budget.
1796 – George Washington's Farewell Address is printed across America as an open letter to the public.
1893 – In New Zealand, the Electoral Act of 1893 is consented to by the governor, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
1952 – The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.
1985 – Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.
1991 – Ötzi the Iceman is discovered in the Alps on the border between Italy and Austria.
1995 – The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto.
2010 – The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.
2011 – Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees surpasses Trevor Hoffman to become Major League Baseball's all time saves leader with 602.