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Almanac - Tuesday 1/8/19

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Today is Tuesday, the 8th of January of 2019, is the eighth day of the year.  There are 357 days remaining until the end of the year.  71 days until spring begins.  665 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 9 months and 26 days from today)

The sun rise is at 7:25 am 

and the sun will set at 5:09 pm.

We will have 9 hours and 44 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 12:17 pm.

The first high tide was at 1:45 am 

The first low tide will be at 6:22 am 

and the next high tide at 12:09 pm.

and the final low tide at the Golden Gate roll in at 6:58 pm.

The Moon is 5.6% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction: 79.69° E↑

Moon Altitude: -42.90°

Moon Distance: 252249 mi

Next Full Moon: Sunday January 20, 2019 at 9:16 pm

Next New Moon: Monday February 4, 2019 at 1:03 pm

Next Moonrise: Today at 9:14 am

Today is…


Argyle Day


Bubble Bath Day


Earth's Rotation Day


National English Toffee Day


National Joy Germ Day


National Man Watcher's Day


National Poetry at Work Day


National Shop for Travel Day


National Winter Skin Relief Day


Show and Tell Day at Work Day


War on Poverty Day


World Typing Day

Today is also…

Babinden in BelarusRussia

Commonwealth Day in the Northern Mariana Islands

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

1862 – Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher, founded the Doubleday Publishing Company (d. 1934)

1904 – Tampa Red, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1981)

1909 – Evelyn Wood, American author and educator (d. 1995)

1911 – Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress, dancer, and author (d. 1970)

1912 – José Ferrer, Puerto Rican-American actor and director (d. 1992)

1923 – Larry Storch, American actor and comedian

1926 – Soupy Sales, American comedian and actor (d. 2009)

1931 – Bill Graham, German-American businessman (d. 1991)

1933 – Charles Osgood, American soldier and journalist

1935 – Lewis H. Lapham, American publisher, founded Lapham's Quarterly

1935 – Elvis Presley, American singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 1977)

1938 – Bob Eubanks, American game show host and producer

1941 – Graham Chapman, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1989)

1942 – Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author (d. 2018)

1947 – David Bowie, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2016)

1952 – Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist and educator

1958 – Betsy DeVos, American businesswoman and politician, 11th Secretary of Education

1964 – Ron Sexsmith, Canadian singer-songwriter

1967 – R. Kelly, American singer-songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player

1984 – Kim Jong-un, North Korean soldier and politician, 3rd Supreme Leader of North Korea

…and on this day in history…

1790 – George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York City.

1816 – Sophie Germain wins the Paris Academy of Sciences' Grand Prize for her mathematical work on Elasticity (physics).

1828 – The Democratic Party of the United States is organized.

1835 – The United States national debt is zero for the only time.

1867 – African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.

1877 – Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf MountainMontana Territory.

1925 – The All-Woman Supreme Court met for the first time in Texas, the first all-female supreme court in the history of the United States.

1963 – Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

1964 – President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.

1973 – Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.

1982 – Breakup of the Bell SystemAT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.

2002 – President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.

2005 – The nuclear sub USS San Francisco collides at full speed with an undersea mountain south of Guam. One man is killed, but the sub surfaces and is repaired.