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Almanac - Wednesday 4/10/19

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Today is Wednesday, the 10th of April of 2019.  It is the 100th day of the year.  There are 265 days remaining until the end of the year.  72 days until summer begins, and 573 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 6 months and 24 days from today)

The sun rises this morning at 6:41 am 

and the sun sets tonight at 7:42 pm.

We will have exactly 13 hours of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:11 pm.

A Medium High Pollen count this week.

A High pollen count this weekend.

The first high tide was at 2:58 am 

The first low tide will be at 9:46 am 

The next high tide at 5:16 pm.

and the final low tide at 9:37 pm.

The Moon is 26.1%; a waxing crescent

First Quarter Moon in 2 days om Friday, the 12th of April of 2019 at 12:06 pm

Full Moon in 9 days on a Friday, the 19th of April of 2019 at 4:12 am

The Last Quarter Moon in 16 days also on a Friday, the 26th of April of 2019 at 3:18 pm

New Moon in 24 days on Saturday the 4th of May of 2019 at 3:45 pm

April Tenth is the name of a song by the band, Garbage.

Today is…

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Day

Encourage a Young Writer Day

Golfer's Day

National Cinnamon Crescent Day

National Farm Animals Day

Safety Pin Day

Salvation Army Founders' Day

Today is also…

Day of the Builder in Azerbaijan

Feast of the Third Day of the Writing of the Book of the Law for followers of Thelema

International Siblings Day

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

401 – Theodosius II, Roman emperor (d. 450)

1829 – William Booth, English minister, founded The Salvation Army (d. 1912)

1847 – Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-American journalist, publisher, and politician, founded Pulitzer, Inc. (d. 1911)

1877 – Alfred Kubin, Austrian author and illustrator (d. 1959)

1894 – Ben Nicholson, British painter (d. 1982)

1911 – Martin Denny, American pianist and composer (d. 2005)

1915 – Harry Morgan, American actor and director (d. 2011)

1929 – Max von Sydow, Swedish-French actor

1930 – Claude Bolling, French pianist, composer, and actor

1930 – Dolores Huerta, American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers

1932 – Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)

1934 – David Halberstam, American journalist and author (d. 2007)

1936 – John Madden, American football player, coach, and sportscaster

1941 – Paul Theroux, American novelist, short story writer, and travel writer

1947 – Bunny Wailer, Jamaican singer-songwriter and drummer

1952 – Steven Seagal, American actor, producer, and martial artist

1954 – Anne Lamott, American author and educator

1954 – Juan Williams, Panamanian-American journalist and author

1959 – Brian Setzer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1967 – David Rovics, American singer-songwriter

1970 – Q-Tip, American rapper, producer, and actor

…and on this day in history…

837 – Halley's Comet makes its closest approach to Earth at a distance equal to 0.0342 AU (5.1 million kilometres/3.2 million miles).

1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.

1872 – The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska.

1912 – RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton, England on her maiden and only voyage.

1919 – Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.

1925 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner's Sons.

1957 – The Suez Canal is reopened for all shipping after being closed for three months.

1970 – Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.

1971 – Ping-pong diplomacy: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a week-long visit.

1998 – The Good Friday Agreement is signed in Northern Ireland.