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Almanac - Monday 8/26/19

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Yoga Chants and Vipassana Escalas musicales con chakras (ajna Chakra), by flickr user luisdemiguel

It's Monday, August 26, 2019....

It is the 238th day of the year.

127 days remain until the end of the year.

28 days until autumn begins

190 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020

(6 months and 6 days from today)

435 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 2 months and 8 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:35 am 

and sunset will be at 7:46 pm.

Today we will have 13 hours and 11 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:10 pm.

The first low tide was at 2:45 am

and the next low tide will be at 2:29 pm.

The first high tide will be at 10:07 am 

and the next high tide at 8:37 pm.

Today is a Spare The Air Alert day in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Moon is  21.1% visible; a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction:80.64° E↑

Moon Altitude:24.85°

Moon Distance:231109 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 5:11 pm

Today is…

Make Your Own Luck Day

Motorist Consideration Monday

Musical Yoga Day

National Cherry Popsicle Day

National Dog Day

National Toilet Paper Day

National WebMistress Day

Women's Equality Day

Today is also…
Heroes' Day in Namibia

Repentance Day in Papua New Guinea

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

1880 – Guillaume Apollinaire, Italian-French author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1918)

1910 – Mother Teresa, Macedonian-Indian nun, missionary, Catholic saint, and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)

1935 – Geraldine Ferraro, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)

1949 – Leon Redbone, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2019)

1960 – Branford Marsalis, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader

1980 – Macaulay Culkin, American actor

Bluegrass singer-musician J.D. Crowe is 82.

Actress Tuesday Weld is 76.

Actor G.W. Bailey is 75.

Actor Paul Reubens is 67.

Rock musician Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols) is 63.

…and on this day in history…

1768 – Captain James Cook sets sail from England on board HMS Endeavour.

1789 – The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France.

1791 – John Fitch is granted a United States patent for the steamboat.

In 1859, Edwin L. Drake drilled the first successful oil well in the United States, at Titusville, Pa.

1920 – The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.

In 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed in Paris, outlawing war and providing for the peaceful settlement of disputes.

In 1949, a violent white mob prevented an outdoor concert headlined by Paul Robeson (RAH'-buh-suhn) from taking place near Peekskill, New York. (The concert was held eight days later.)

1970 – A new feminist movement leads a nationwide Women's Strike for Equality.

1977 – The Charter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec

On August 27, 2008, Barack Obama was nominated for president by the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

2009 – Kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard is discovered alive in California after being missing for over 18 years.