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Almanac - Monday 5/6/19

Credit: Flickr user Or Hiltch
Happy Crêpe Suzette Day!"

Today is  Monday, the 6th of May of 2019.  It is the 126th day of the year.  239 days remain until the end of the year.  46 days until summer begins and 547 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 5 months and 28 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:08 am 

and the sun sets at 8:06pm.

We will have 13 hours and 58 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:07 pm.

The first high tide will be at 12:33 am

and the next high tide at 2:17 pm.

The first low tide will be at 7:08am 

and the next low tide at 6:55 pm.

The Moon is 2.7% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction: 34.49° NE↑

Moon Altitude: -27.97°

Moon Distance: 237808 mi

First Quarter Moon in 6 days on Saturday the 11th of May of 2019 at 6:12 pm

Full Moon in 12 days on Saturday the 18th of May of 2019 at 2:11 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 20 days on Sunday the 26th of May of 2019 at 9:33 am

New Moon in 27 days on a Monday the 3rd of June of 2019 at 3:02 am

Next Moonrise: Today at 7:35 am

Today is…

Great Lakes Awareness Day

International No Diet Day

Joseph Brackett Day

Melanoma Monday®

National Beverage Day

National Crêpe Suzette Day

National Meeting Planners Appreciation Day

National Nurses Day

National Tourist Appreciation Day

No Homework Day

Today is also…

Martyrs' Day in Gabon

Martyrs' Day in Lebanon and Syria

Teachers' Day in Jamaica

The first day of Hıdırellez in Turkey

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

1856 – Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and psychoanalyst (d. 1939)

1895 – Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (d. 1926)

1904 – Moshé Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and academic (d. 1984)

1915 – Orson Welles, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1985)

1931 – Willie Mays, American baseball player and coach

1942 – Ariel Dorfman, Argentinian author, playwright, and academic

1945 – Jimmie Dale Gilmore, American country singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and producer

1945 – Bob Seger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1953 – Tony Blair, British politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1961 – George Clooney, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

…and on this day in history….

1840 – The Penny Black postage stamp becomes valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

1882 – The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act.

1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.

1915 – Babe Ruth, then a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, hits his first major league home run.

In 1935, the Works Progress Administration began operating under an executive order signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1937 – Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.

1940 – John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.

1949 – EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital stored-program computer, runs its first operation.

1954 – Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.

1994 – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.

1999 – The first elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly are held