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Almanac - Monday 1/21/19

Last night's Full Blood Wolf Moon. credit: weather.com

Today is Monday, January 21st, 2019.  It is the 21st day of the year.  There are 344 days remaining until the end of the year.  58 days until spring begins.  And there are 652 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 9 months and 13 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:21 am

and sunset will be at 5:23 pm.

We will have 10 hours and 2 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 12:22 pm.

The first high tide will be at 12:09 am

and the next high tide at 10:53 am.

The first low tide will be at 4:43 am

and the next low tide at 5:41 pm.

We just had the full blood wolf moon behind all those rain clouds last night.

This full Moon was named the Full Wolf Moon because wolves were more often heard more at this time outside villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.

The Last Quarter Moon next Sunday 27th of January of 2019 at 1:10 pm in 6 days

We'll have a New Moon on Monday the 4th of February of 2019 at 1:04 pm in 14 days

First Quarter Moon on a Tuesday 12th of February of 2019 at 2:26 pm in 22 days

and the next Full Moon on a 19th of February of 2019 at 7:53 am in 28 days

Today is…

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Elementary School Teacher Day

International Sweatpants Day

National Day of Service

National Granola Bar Day

National Hugging Day

National New England Clam Chowder Day

One-Liners Day

Own Your Own Home Day

Squirrel Appreciation Day

Tu BiShvat

Today is also...

Babinden in Bulgaria and Serbia

Birthday of Princess Ingrid Alexandra in Norway

Errol Barrow Day in Barbados

Flag Day in Quebec

Grandmother's Day in Poland

Lady of Altagracia Day in Dominican Republic

Lincoln Alexander Day in Canada

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

1813 – John C. Frémont, American general, explorer, and politician, 5th Territorial Governor of Arizona (d. 1890)

1824 – Stonewall Jackson, American general (d. 1863)

1869 – Grigori Rasputin, Russian Mystic (d. 1916)

1899 – Edith Tolkien, wife and muse of J. R. R. Tolkien (d. 1971)

1905 – Christian Dior, French fashion designer, founded Christian Dior S.A. (d. 1957)

1922 – Telly Savalas, American actor (d. 1994)

1924 – Benny Hill, English actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)

1926 – Steve Reeves, American bodybuilder (d. 2000)

1938 – Wolfman Jack, American radio host (d. 1995)

1940 – Jack Nicklaus, American golfer and sportscaster

1941 – Plácido Domingo, Spanish tenor and conductor

1941 – Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1942 – Mac Davis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1942 – Edwin Starr, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

1947 – Jill Eikenberry, American actress

1951 – Eric Holder, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 82nd United States Attorney General

1953 – Paul Allen, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Microsoft (d. 2018)

1956 – Geena Davis, American actress and producer

1959 – Kevin Vance, KALW Announcer-Operator, Host, and Producer

1972 – Cat Power, American singer, musician and actress

...and on this day in history...

1915 – Kiwanis International is founded in Detroit.

1950 – American lawyer and government official Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury.

1968 – Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh: One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.

1971 – The current Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, begins transmitting UHF broadcasts.

1981 – Production of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

1997 – The U.S. House of Representatives votes 395–28 to reprimand Newt Gingrich for ethics violations, making him the first Speaker of the House to be so disciplined.

2009 – Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip, officially ending a three-week war it had with Hamas. However, intermittent fire by both sides continues in the weeks to follow.