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Almanac - Tuesday 4/16/19

credit: flickr user mulaohu
Harajuku librarian Modeling the unofficial Circ Desk wig.

Today is Tuesday, the 16th of April of 2019. It is the 106th day of the year.  There are 259 days remaining until the end of the year.  66 days until summer begins.  567 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 6 months and 18 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:32 am 

and the sun will set at 7:48 pm.

Today we will have 13 hours and 16 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:10 pm.

The first low tide was at 3:39 am

and the next low tide will be at 3:54 pm.

The first high tide will be at 9:44 am 

and the next high tide at 10:46 pm.

The Moon is currently 87.9% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction: 276.75° W↑

Moon Altitude: 5.89°

Moon Distance: 226381 mi

Next Full Moon: Friday April 19, 2019 at 4:12 am

Next New Moon: Saturday May 4, 2019 at 3:45 pm

Next Moonset: Today at 5:14 am

Today is…

Day of the Mushroom

Education and Sharing Day

Holy Tuesday

National Bean Counters' Day

National Eggs Benedict Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Librarian Day

National Library Workers Day

National Orchid Day

National Stress Awareness Day

National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day

Save The Elephant Day

Teach Your Daughter to Volunteer Day

World Semicolon Day

Today is also…

Birthday of José de Diego (Puerto RicoUnited States)

Birthday of Queen Margrethe II (Denmark)

Emancipation Day (Washington, D.C.United States)

Foursquare Day (International observance)

Memorial Day for the Victims of the Holocaust (Hungary)

Remembrance of Chemical Attack on Balisan and Sheikh Wasan (Iraqi Kurdistan)

World Voice Day

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

1867 – Wilbur Wright, American inventor (d. 1912)

1889 – Charlie Chaplin, English actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (d. 1977)

1918 – Spike Milligan, Irish actor, comedian, and writer (d. 2002)

1921 – Peter Ustinov, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1922 – Kingsley Amis, English novelist, poet, critic (d. 1995)

1924 – Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (d. 1994)

1930 – Herbie Mann, American flute player and composer (d. 2003)

1939 – Dusty Springfield, English singer and record producer (d. 1999)

1946 – Margot Adler, American journalist and author (d. 2014)

1946 – R. Carlos Nakai, American flute player

1947 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, American basketball player and coach

1947 – Gerry Rafferty, Scottish singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

1965 – Martin Lawrence, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1971 – Selena, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer (d. 1995)

1972 – Tracy K. Smith, American poet and educator

…and on this day in history…

1818 – The United States Senate ratifies the Rush–Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada.

1908 – Natural Bridges National Monument is established in Utah.

1912 – Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.

1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation.

2012 – The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, it was the first time since 1977 that no book won the Fiction Prize.