Almanac - Monday 4/8/19
Today, Monday, the 8th of April of 2019, is the 98th day of the year. There are 267 days remaining until the end of the year. 74 days until summer begins. 575 days until presidential elections, Tuesday November 3, 2020...
The sun rises at 6:44 am
and sunset will be at 7:40 pm.
Today we will have 12 hours and 56 minutes of daylight. Solar noon will be at 1:12 pm.
The first high tide was at 1:45 am
and the next high tide will be at 3:03 pm.
The first low tide will be at 8:06 am
and the next low tide at 7:58 pm.
The Moon is currently 10.1% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction:27.74° NNE↑
Moon Distance:241001 mi
Next Moonrise:Today8:57 am
First Quarter Moon in 4 days on Friday, the 12th of April of 2019 at 12:06 pm
Full Moon in 11 days on Friday, the 19th of April of 2019 at 4:12 am
Last Quarter Moon in 18 days, Friday the 26th of April of 2019 at 3:18 pm
New Moon in 26 days, Friday the 4th of May of 2019 at 3:45 pm
Today is also…
Birkat Hachama (observed once every 28 years), last in 2009 and next in 2037
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1912 – Sonja Henie, Norwegian-American figure skater and actress (d. 1969)
1955 – Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist, essayist and poet
1963 – Julian Lennon, English singer-songwriter
1966 – Robin Wright, American actress, director, producer
1968 – Tracy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
…and on this day in history…
In 1864, the United States Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery. (The House of Representatives passed it in January 1865; the amendment was ratified and adopted in December 1865.)
In 1988, TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart resigned from the Assemblies of God after he was defrocked for rejecting an order from the church's national leaders to stop preaching for a year amid reports he had consorted with a prostitute.
In 1990, Ryan White, the teenage AIDS patient whose battle for acceptance had gained national attention, died in Indianapolis at age 18.
On April 8, 1994, Kurt Cobain, singer and guitarist for the grunge band Nirvana, was found dead in Seattle from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was 27.
2008 – The construction of the world's first skyscraper to integrate wind turbines is completed in Bahrain
In 2013, President Barack Obama warned Congress not to use delaying tactics against tighter gun regulations and told families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims during a visit to Hartford, Connecticut, that he was "determined as ever" to honor their children with tougher laws.