Almanac - Tuesday 5/28/19
Today is Tuesday, the 28th of May of 2019. It is the 148th day of the year. 217 days remain until the end of the year. 24 days until summer begins and 525 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 5 months and 7 days from today)
The sun rises at 5:51 am and
sunset will be at 8:24 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 33 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:07 pm.
The first low tide will be at 2:23 am
and the next low tide at 1:48 pm.
The first high tide will be at 7:47 am
and the next high tide at 8:47 pm.
Moon Direction:124.08° SE↑
Moon Distance:249604 mi
Next New Moon: Jun 3, 2019 3:01 am
Next Full Moon: Jun 17, 2019 1:30 am
Next Moonset: Today 2:46 pm
Today is also…
TDFR Republic Day, celebrates the declaration of independence of the First Republic of Armenia and the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic from the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic in 1918. (Azerbaijan and Armenia)
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1888 – Jim Thorpe, American decathlete, football player, and coach (d. 1953)
1910 – T-Bone Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)
1925 – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German opera singer and conductor (d. 2012)
1936 – Betty Shabazz, American educator and activist (d. 1997)
1944 – Gladys Knight, American singer-songwriter and actress
1945 – John Fogerty, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1946 – William Shawcross, English journalist and author
1947 – Lynn Johnston, Canadian author and illustrator
1949 – Wendy O. Williams, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress (d. 1998)
…and on this day in history…
585 BC – A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of Halys, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated.
1961 – Peter Benenson's article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.
1987 – A West German pilot, Mathias Rust, who was 18 years old, evades Soviet Union air defenses and lands a private plane in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. He is immediately detained and released on August 3, 1988.