Almanac - Friday 8/9/2019
It's Friday, August 9, 2019....
It is the 221st day of the year
144 days remain until the end of the year.
452 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 2 months and 25 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:21 am
and sunset will be at 8:09 pm.
We will have 13 hours and 48 minutes of daylight today.
The first low tide was at 1:49 am
The first high tide will be at 8:39 am
The solar transit will be at 1:15 pm.
The next low tide at 1:17 pm.
and the final high tide at 7:44 pm.
The Moon is 68.8% visible; a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction: 282.70° WNW↑
Moon Distance: 240366 mi
Next Full Moon: Thursday August 15, 2019 at 5:29 am
Next New Moon: Friday August 30, 2019 at 3:37 am
Next Moonrise: Today 3:55 pm
Nagasaki Memorial Day
Jerry Garcia Memorial Day
Today is also...
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1896 – Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist and philosopher (d. 1980)
1914 – Tove Jansson, Finnish author and illustrator (d. 2001)
1939 – Butch Warren, American bassist (d. 2013)
1942 – Jack DeJohnette, American drummer, pianist, and composer
1942 – David Steinberg, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1970 – Chris Cuomo, American lawyer and journalist
…and on this day in history….
In 1910, the U.S. Patent Office granted Alva J. Fisher of the Hurley Machine Co. a patent for an electrically powered washing machine.
In 1944, 258 African-American sailors based at Port Chicago, California, refused to load a munitions ship following a cargo vessel explosion that killed 320 men, many of them black. (Fifty of the sailors were convicted of mutiny, fined and imprisoned.)
1945 – World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200–28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers.
1969 – Followers of Charles Manson murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent.
In 1995, Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead, died in Forest Knolls, California, of a heart attack at age 53.
In 2004, Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, addressing a court for the first time, asked victims of the blast for forgiveness as a judge sentenced him to 161 consecutive life sentences.
2014 – Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American male in Ferguson, Missouri, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer after reportedly assaulting the officer and attempting to steal his weapon, sparking protests and unrest in the city and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.
One year ago in 2018, The parents of first lady Melania Trump were sworn in as U.S. citizens; they had been living in the country as permanent residents