Today is Tuesday, the 20th of August of 2019...
It is the 232nd day of the year.
133 days remain until the end of the year.
34 days until autumn begins
196 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020
(6 months and 12 days from today)
441 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 03 2020
(1 year 2 months and 14 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:30 am
and sunset will be at 7:55 pm.
Today we will have 13 hours and 25 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:12 pm.
The first high tide was at 2:48 am
and the next high tide will be at 3:39 pm.
The first low tide will be at 8:50 am
and the next low tide at 9:34 pm.
The Moon is 79.1% visible; a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction:179.95° S↑
Moon Altitude: 55.32°
Moon Distance: 249995 mi
Next New Moon: Friday August 30, 2019 at 3:37 am
Next Full Moon: Friday September 13, 2019 at 9:32 pm
Next Moonset: Today 11:08 am
International Day of Medical Transporters
National Bacon Lover's Day
National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
National Lemonade Day
National Radio Day
Virtual Worlds Day
World Mosquito Day
Today is also…
Indian Akshay Urja Day in India
Restoration of Independence Day, re-declaration of the independence of Estonia from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Revolution of the King and People in Morocco
Saint Stephen's Day in Hungary
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1778 – Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean general and politician, 2nd Supreme Director of Chile (d. 1842)
1833 – Benjamin Harrison, American general, lawyer, and politician, 23rd President of the United States (d. 1901)
1886 – Paul Tillich, German-American philosopher and theologian (d. 1965)
1890 – H. P. Lovecraft, American short story writer, editor, novelist (d. 1937)
1905 – Jack Teagarden, American singer-songwriter and trombonist (d. 1964)
1931 – Don King, American boxing promoter
1933 – George J. Mitchell, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician
1934 – Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American country-rock pedal-steel guitarist and songwriter (d. 2007)
1935 – Ron Paul, American captain, physician, and politician
1941 – Slobodan Milošević, Serbian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Serbia (d. 2006)
1942 – Isaac Hayes, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor (d. 2008)
1944 – Rajiv Gandhi, Indian lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of India (d. 1991)
1946 – Connie Chung, American journalist
1948 – Robert Plant, English singer-songwriter
1952 – John Hiatt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954 – Al Roker, American news anchor, television personality, and author
1965 – KRS-One, American rapper and producer
1992 – Demi Lovato, American singer-songwriter and actress
…and on this day in history…
1083 – Canonization of the first King of Hungary, Saint Stephen and his son Saint Emeric celebrated as a National Day in Hungary.
1882 – Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture debuts in Moscow, Russia.
1920 – The first commercial radio station, 8MK (now WWJ), begins operations in Detroit.
1920 – The National Football League is organized as the American Professional Football Conference in Canton, Ohio
1926 – Japan's public broadcasting company, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK) is established.
1938 – Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam, a record that stood for 75 years until it was broken by Alex Rodriguez.
1940 – In Mexico City, exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky is fatally wounded with an ice axe by Ramón Mercader. He dies the next day.
1940 – World War II: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes the fourth of his famous wartime speeches, containing the line "Never was so much owed by so many to so few".
1968 – Cold War: Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia, crushing the Prague Spring. East German participation is limited to a few specialists due to memories of the recent war. Only Albania and Romania refuse to participate.