Almanac - Thursday 4/17/19
Today is Thursday, April 18, the 108th day of 2019. There are 257 days left in the year.
565 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 6 months and 16 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:30 am
and the sun sets at 7:50 pm.
We will have 13 hours and 20 minutes of daylight. Solar noon will be at 1:10 pm.
The first low tide will be at 5:16 am
and the next low tide at 5:21 pm.
The first high tide will be at 11:42 am
and the next high tide at 11:57 pm.
We will have a Full Moon tomorrow, Friday the 19th of April of 2019 at 4:12 am
It will be the Full Pink Moon. This full Moon heralded the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It has also been called the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1882 – Leopold Stokowski, English conductor (d. 1977)
1922 – Lord Kitchner, Trinidadian singer (d. 2000)
1942 – Robert Christgau, American journalist and critic
1947 – James Woods, American actor and producer
1963 – Conan O'Brien, American actor, producer, screenwriter, and talk show host
1971 – David Tennant, Scottish actor
1979 – Ethan Cohn, American actor
1979 – Kourtney Kardashian, American model and businesswoman
1984 – America Ferrera, American actress and producer
…and on this day in history…
In 1775, Paul Revere began his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Massachusetts, warning colonists that British Regular troops were approaching.
In 1906, a devastating earthquake struck San Francisco, followed by raging fires; estimates of the final death toll range between 3,000 and 6,000.
In 1923, the first game was played at the original Yankee Stadium in New York; the Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-1.
In 1934, the first laundromat (called a "washateria") opened in Fort Worth, Texas.
In 1938, Superman, AKA "The Man of Steel," made his debut as the first issue of Action Comics (bearing a cover date of June) went on sale for 10 cents a copy. (In 2014, a nearly flawless original copy was sold on eBay for $3.2 million.)
In 1956, American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier (ren-YAY') of Monaco in a civil ceremony. (A church wedding took place the next day.)
In 1978, the Senate approved the Panama Canal Treaty, providing for the complete turnover of control of the waterway to Panama on the last day of 1999.
In 1995, quarterback Joe Montana retired from professional football. The Houston Post closed after more than a century.