Today is Tuesday, the 4th of December of 2018. It is the 338th day of the year.
There are 27 days remaining until the end of the year. 17 days until winter begins
700 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...
(1 year 10 months and 30 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:10 am
and the sun sets at 4:51 pm.
We will have 9 hours and 41 minutes of daylight today.
The first low tide will be at 2:25 am
and the next low tide at 3:35 pm.
The first high tide will be at 9:01 am
and the next high tide at 10:17 pm.
Solar noon will be at 12:00 pm.
The Moon is 8.0% visible; a Waning Crescent
Moon Direction:114.32° ESE↑
Moon Distance:239219 mi
Next New Moon this Thursday Decemeber 6, 2018 at 11:20 pm
Next Full Moon: a Saturday December 22, 2018 at 9:48 am
Next Moonset:Today at 3:34 pm
Cabernet Franc Day
Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day
National Cookie Day
National Dice Day
National Sock Day
Santa's List Day
Wear Brown Shoes Day
Wildlife Conservation Day
World Trick Shot Day
Today is also…
Navy Day in India
Thai Environment Day in Thailand
Tupou I Day in Tonga
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1875 – Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian-Swiss poet and author (d. 1926)
1892 – Francisco Franco, Spanish general and dictator, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1975)
1910 – Alex North, American composer and conductor (d. 1991)
1923 - Charles Keating, American lawyer, businessman
1937 – Max Baer, Jr., American actor, director, and producer
1940 – Gary Gilmore, American murderer (d. 1977)
1944 – Chris Hillman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944 – Anna McGarrigle, Canadian musician and singer-songwriter
1948 – Southside Johnny, American singer-songwriter
1949 – Jeff Bridges, American actor
1955 – Cassandra Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer
1964 - Marisa Tomei, American actress
1966 – Fred Armisen, American actor and musician
1969 – Jay Z, American rapper, producer, and actor, co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records
1973 – Tyra Banks, American model, actress, and producer
1973 – Kate Rusby, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
…and on this day in history….
1786 – Mission Santa Barbara is dedicated (on the feast day of Saint Barbara).
1865 – North Carolina ratifies 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, followed soon by Georgia, and U.S. slaves were legally free within 2 weeks
1875 – Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison; he is later recaptured in Spain.
1881 – The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
1954 – The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida.
1956 – The Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash) get together at Sun Studio for the first and last time.
1965 – The Grateful Dead's first concert performance under this new name.
1967 – Vietnam War: U.S. and South Vietnamese forces engage Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta.
1969 – Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot and killed during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.
1978 – Following the murder of Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco's first female mayor.
1980 -- The British rock band Led Zeppelin announced that it was disbanding 12 years after coming on the music scene after the death of drummer John Bonham.
1982 -- The current Constitution of the People's Republic of China was adopted, replacing the Constitutions of 1954, 1975, and 1978.
1991 – Pan American World Airways ceases its operations after 64 years.
1992 – Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 U.S. troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa.
2017 – The Winklevoss twins are the first Bitcoin billionaires. They are known for suing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea from their social website ConnectU during 2004, which is now social media site Facebook.