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Almanac - Thursday 10/11/18

Amitabh Bachchan - TeachAIDS Interview, taken by flickr user TeachAids

Today is Thursday, the 11th of October of 2018.  It is the 284th day of the year.

There are 81 days remaining until the end of the year.  71 days until winter begins

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

The sun will rise this morning at 7:15 am 

and sunset will be at 6:36 pm.

We will have 11 hours and 21 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:55 pm.

The first high tide will be at 1:49 am 

and the next high tide at 1:32 pm.

The first low tide will be at 7:09 am 

and the next low tide at 7:52 pm.

Today is …

"You Go, Girl" Day

General Pulaski Memorial Day

Myths and Legends Day

National Depression Screening Day

National It's My Party Day

National Sausage Pizza Day

Southern Food Heritage Day

World Sight Day

It’s also…

International Day of the Girl Child

National Coming Out Day

International Newspaper Carrier Day

Old Michaelmas Day (Celtic)

Revolution Day (Republic of Macedonia)

A Low-medium pollen count today of 2.8 rising to 4 through the rest of the week and the weekend

The Moon is 7.0% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction: 65.45° ENE

Moon Altitude:-47.18°

Moon Distance:238077 mi

Next Full Moon: Wednesday October 24, 2018 at 9:45 am

Next New Moon: Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 8:01 am

Next Moonrise: Today at 9:49 am

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

1844 – Henry J. Heinz, American businessman, founded the H. J. Heinz Company (d. 1919)

1884 – Eleanor Roosevelt, American humanitarian and politician, 39th First Lady of the United States (d. 1962)

1905 – Fred Trump, American real estate entrepreneur (d. 1999)

1918 – Jerome Robbins, American director, producer, and choreographer (d. 1998)

1919 – Art Blakey, American drummer and bandleader (d. 1990)

1925 – Elmore Leonard, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1926 – Thích Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese monk, author, and poet

1932 – Saul Friedländer, Israeli historian and author

1936 – Billy Higgins, American drummer and educator (d. 2001)

1940 – Lucy Morgan, American newspaper reporter

1941 – Lester Bowie, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1999)

1942 – Amitabh Bachchan, Indian film actor, producer, television host, and former politician

1946 – Daryl Hall, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1961 – Steve Young, American football player and sportscaster

1962 – Joan Cusack, American actress

1966 – Luke Perry, American actor and producer

1966 – Todd Snider, American singer-songwriter

…and on this day in history…

1582 – Due to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, this date does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

1906 – San Francisco public school board sparks a diplomatic crisis between the United States and Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools.

1910 – Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane. He flew for four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright brothers at Kinloch Field (Lambert–St. Louis International Airport), St. Louis, Missouri.

1950 – Television: CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

1984 – Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.

1986 – Cold War: U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in ReykjavíkIceland, in an effort to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe.

1987 – First public display of AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., during the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

1987 – Start of Operation Pawan by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka that killed thousands of ethnic Tamil civilians and hundreds of Tamil Tigers and Indian Army soldiers.

2000 – NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery.

2001 – The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.