Almanac - Thursday 1/10/19
Today is Thursday, the 10th of January of 2019. It is the 10th day of the year. There are 355 days remaining until the end of the year. 69 days until spring begins. 663 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020...
(1 year 9 months and 24 days from today)
The sun will rise at 7:25 am
and sunset will be at 5:11 pm.
Today we will have 9 hours and 46 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:18 pm.
The first high tide was at 2:51 am
and the next high tide will be at 1:27 pm.
The first low tide will be at 7:49 am
and the next low tide at 8:08 pm.
The Moon is 17.0% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction: 36.59° NE↑
Moon Distance: 251830 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 10:20 am
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1924 – Max Roach, American drummer and composer (d. 2007)
1927 – Johnnie Ray, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1990)
1938 – Willie McCovey, American baseball player (d. 2018)
1939 – David Horowitz, American activist and author
1939 – Scott McKenzie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)
1939 – Sal Mineo, American actor (d. 1976)
1945 – Rod Stewart, English singer-songwriter
1949 – Linda Boreman Marchiano aka Lovelace, American porn actress and activist (d. 2002)
1961 – Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Italian-American violinist, author, and educator
1981 – Jared Kushner, American real estate investor and political figure
…and on this day in history…
In 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published his influential pamphlet, "Common Sense," which argued for American independence from British rule.
On Jan. 10, 1863, the London Underground had its beginnings as the Metropolitan, the world's first underground passenger railway, opened to the public with service between Paddington and Farringdon Street.
In 1946, The first manmade contact with the moon was made as radar signals transmitted by the U.S. Army Signal Corps were bounced off the lunar surface.
In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson, in his State of the Union address, asked Congress to impose a surcharge on both corporate and individual income taxes to help pay for his "Great Society" programs as well as the war in Vietnam. That same day, Massachusetts Republican Edward W. Brooke, the first black person elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote, took his seat.
1985 – Sandinista Daniel Ortega becomes president of Nicaragua and vows to continue the transformation to socialism and alliance with the Soviet Union and Cuba; American policy continues to support the Contras in their revolt against the Nicaraguan government.
In 2000, America Online announced it was buying Time Warner for $162 billion (the merger, which proved disastrous, ended in December 2009).
One year ago in 2018, Immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven stores nationwide before dawn to check on the immigration status of employees in what officials described as the largest operation so far against an employer under Donald Trump's presidency.