Almanac - Tuesday 4/23/19
Today is Tuesday, the 23rd of April of 2019. It is the 113th day of the year. 252 days remain until the end of the year. 59 days until summer begins. 560 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 6 months and 11 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:23 am
and the sun sets at 7:54 pm.
We will have 13 hours and 31 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:08 pm.
The first high tide was at 2:24 am
and the next high tide at 4:32 pm.
The first low tide will be at 9:11 am
and the next low tide at 9:13 pm.
The Moon is 80.9 % visible; a Waning Gibbous
Last Quarter Moon in 3 days on Friday the 26th of April of 2019 at 3:18 pm
New Moon in 11 days on Saturday the 4th of May of 2019 at 3:45 pm
First Quarter Moon in 18 days on Saturday the 11th of May of 2019 at 6:12 pm
Full Moon in 25 days Saturday the 18th of May of 2019 at 2:11 pm
Today is also…
Castile and León Day, northwestern Spain
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1939 – Lee Majors, American actor
1954 – Michael Moore, American director, producer, and activist
1977 – John Oliver, English comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
…and on this day in history…
In 1789, President-elect George Washington and his wife, Martha, moved into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York.
In 1943, U.S. Navy Lt. (jg) John F. Kennedy assumed command of PT-109, a motor torpedo boat, in the Solomon Islands during World War II. (On Aug. 2, 1943, PT-109 was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer, killing two crew members; Kennedy and 10 others survived.)
1968 – Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university.
In 1969, Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for assassinating New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. (The sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment.)
In 1971, hundreds of Vietnam War veterans opposed to the conflict protested by tossing their medals and ribbons over a wire fence in front of the U.S. Capitol.
In 1988, a federal ban on smoking during domestic airline flights of two hours or less went into effect.
In 1995, sportscaster Howard Cosell died in New York at age 77.
One year ago: The Duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Kate Middleton, gave birth to a new prince who was fifth in line to the British throne; Louis Arthur Charles was the third child for the duchess and her husband, Prince William.