Almanac - Monday 4/1/19
Today is Monday, the 1st of April of 2019. It is the 91st day of the year. There are 274 days remaining until the end of the year. It is not only the first day of the second quarter of the year, but it is also the midway point of the first half of the year. 81 days until summer begins. 582 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 03 2020...
(1 year 7 months and 2 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:54 am
and sunset will be at 7:34 pm.
Today we will have 12 hours and 40 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:14 pm.
The first low tide was at 4:04 am
and the next low tide will be at 4:18 pm.
The first high tide will be at 9:52 am
and the next high tide at 11:11 pm.
New Moon in 4 days on Wednesday the 5th of April of 2019 at 1:50 am
First Quarter Moon in 11 days on the 12th of April of 2019 at 12:06 pm
Full Moon in 18 days on the 19th of April of 2019 at 4:12 am
Last Quarter Moon in 25 days the 26th of April of 2019 at 3:18 pm
The Moon is 13.5%, A Waning Crescent
Moon Direction:102.63° ESE↑
Moon Distance:251942 mi
Next Moonrise:Today5:26 am
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1929 – Milan Kundera, Czech-born novelist, poet, and playwright
1929 – Jane Powell, American actress, singer, and dancer
1942 – Richard D. Wolff, American economist and academic
1949 – Gil Scott-Heron, American singer-songwriter and author (d. 2011)
1973 – Rachel Maddow, American journalist and author
1976 – David Oyelowo, English actor
…and on this day in history…
1949 – The Government of Canada repeals Japanese-Canadian internment after seven years.
1970 – President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General's warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertising on television and radio in the United States, effective 1 January 1971.
In 1972, the first Major League Baseball players' strike began; it lasted 12 days.
In 1976, Apple Computer was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.
In 1983, tens of thousands of anti-nuclear demonstrators linked arms in a 14-mile human chain spanning three defense installations in rural England, including the Greenham Common U.S. Air Base.
In 1987, in his first speech on the AIDS epidemic, President Ronald Reagan told doctors in Philadelphia, "We've declared AIDS public health enemy no. 1."
In 1988, the scientific bestseller "A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes" by British physicist Stephen Hawking was first published in the United Kingdom and the United States by Bantam Books.