Almanac - Thursday 12/6/18
Today is Thursday, the 6th of December of 2018 is the 340th day of the year.
There are 25 days remaining until the end of the year. 15 days until winter begins,
and 698 days until Presidential Elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020...
(1 year 10 months and 28 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:12 am
and sunset will be at 4:51 pm.
Today we will have 9 hours and 39 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:01 pm.
The first low tide was at 3:55 am
and the next low tide will be at 4:55 pm.
The only high tide of the day will be at 10:12 am.
Moon Direction:101.61° ESE↑
Moon Distance:243318 mi
Next New Moon: Later today Thursday December 6, 2018 at 11:20 pm
Next Full Moon: Saturday December 22, 2018 at 9:48 am
Next Moonrise: Today 6:25 am
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1917 – Kamal Jumblatt, Lebanese lawyer and politician (d. 1977)
1929 – Nikolaus Harnoncourt, German-Austrian cellist and conductor (d. 2016)
1955 – Steven Wright, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter
1955 -- Singer Tish Hinojosa
1956 -- Rock musician Peter Buck (R.E.M.)
…and on this day in history…
In 1790, Congress moved to Philadelphia from New York.
In 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, abolishing slavery, was ratified as Georgia became the 27th state to endorse it.
In 1884, Army engineers completed construction of the Washington Monument by setting an aluminum capstone atop the obelisk.
In 1923, a presidential address was broadcast on radio for the first time as President Coolidge spoke to a joint session of Congress.
In 1947, Everglades National Park in Florida was dedicated by President Harry S. Truman.
1973 – The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States House of Representatives votes 387 to 35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On November 27, the Senate confirmed him 92 to 3.)
Five years ago, in 2013, The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival was sold at Christie's for nearly $1 million — the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction.
One year ago, in 2017, Time magazine named as its Person of the Year the "Silence Breakers" - those who had shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment.