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Almanac - Thursday 4/11/19

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Today is Thursday, the 11th of April of 2019.   It is the 101st day of the year.  There are 264 days remaining until the end of the year. 71 days until summer begins.  572 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 6 months and 23 days from today)

The sun rises this morning at 6:39 am 

and the sun sets at 7:43 pm.

We will have 13 hours and 4 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:11 pm.

A Medium-to- High pollen count of 8.6 today, 8.8 tomorrow, and a High pollen count Saturday of 9.8

The first high tide was at 3:48 am 

and the next high tide at 6:36 pm.

The first low tide will be at 10:49 am 

and the next low tide at 10:53 pm.

The moon is currently 36.2% visible, a waxing Crescent

First Quarter Moon tomorrow

12th of April of 2019 at 12:06 pm

Full Moon a week from tomorrow

19th of April of 2019 at 4:12 am

Today is…

Barbershop Quartet Day

International Louie Louie Day

National Alcohol Screening Day

National Cheese Fondue Day

National Eight-Track Tape Day

National Pet Day

National Poutine Day (Canada)

Submarine Day

World Parkinson's Disease Day

Today is also…

Juan Santamaría Day, anniversary of his death in the Second Battle of Rivas. (Costa Rica)

International Louie Louie Day

World Parkinson's Day

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

145 – Septimius Severus, Roman emperor (d. 211)

1862 – Charles Evans Hughes, American lawyer and politician, 44th United States Secretary of State (d. 1948)

1893 – Dean Acheson, American lawyer and politician, 51st United States Secretary of State (d. 1971)

1914 – Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian animator, director, and producer (d. 1987)

1916 – Howard W. Koch, American director and producer (d. 2001)

1928 – Ethel Kennedy, American philanthropist

1930 – Anton LaVey, American occultist, founded the Church of Satan (d. 1997)

1932 – Joel Grey, American actor, singer, and dancer

1933 – Tony Brown, American journalist and academic

1935 – Richard Berry, American singer-songwriter (d. 1997)

1939 – Louise Lasser, American actress

1941 – Ellen Goodman, American journalist and author

1955 – Michael Callen, American singer-songwriter and AIDS activist (d. 1993)

1987 – Joss Stone, English singer-songwriter and actress

…and on this day in history…

1727 – Premiere of Johann Sebastian Bach's St Matthew Passion BWV 244b at the St. Thomas Church, Leipzig

1881 – Spelman College is founded in Atlanta, Georgia as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, an institute of higher education for African-American women.

1968 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.

1976 – The Apple I is created.