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Almanac - Wednesday 8/28/19

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Read Comics in Public - 2010, by flickr user Jeff Stevens

It's Wednesday, August 28, 2019...

It is the 240th day of the year.

125 days remain until the end of the year.

26 days until autumn begins

188 days until Tuesday March 3, 2020

(6 months and 4 days from today)

433 days until Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 2 months and 6 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:37 am 

and sunset will be at 7:43 pm.

Today we will have 13 hours and 6 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:10 pm.

The first low tide was at 4:24 am

and the next low tide will be at 4:16 pm.

The first high tide will be at 11:32 am 

and the final high tide at 10:28 pm.

The Moon is 5.8% visible; a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction:66.90° ENE↑

Moon Altitude:2.62°

Moon Distance:224730 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 6:58 pm

Today is…

Crackers Over The Keyboard Day

Dream Day Quest and Jubilee

International Read Comics in Public Day

National Bow Tie Day

National Cherry Turnovers Day

National Power Rangers Day

Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day

Radio Commercial Day

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Red Wine Day

Willing-To-Lend-A-Hand Wednesday

Today is also…

National Grandparents Day in Mexico

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

1749 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German novelist, poet, playwright, and diplomat (d. 1832)

1774 – Elizabeth Ann Seton, American nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of Charity Federation in the Vincentian-Setonian Tradition (d. 1821)

1899 – Charles Boyer, French-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1978)

1903 – Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-American psychologist and author (d. 1990)

1908 – Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and author (d. 1996)

1913 – Robertson Davies, Canadian journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1995)

1916 – Jack Vance, American author (d. 2013)

1917 – Jack Kirby, American author and illustrator (d. 1994)

1921 – Nancy Kulp, American actress and soldier (d. 1991)

1928 – Vilayat Khan, Indian sitar player and composer (d. 2004)

1930 – Ben Gazzara, American actor (d. 2012)

1965 – Shania Twain, Canadian singer-songwriter

1969 – Jack Black, American actor and comedian

1982 – LeAnn Rimes, American singer-songwriter and actress

2003 – (kwə-VAN-jə-nayQuvenzhané Wallis, American actress

…and on this day in history…

1830 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's new Tom Thumb steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam's role in U.S. railroads.

1845 – The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.

1917 – Ten Suffragists are arrested while picketing the White House.

1937 – Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.

1955 – Black teenager Emmett Till is brutally murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent civil rights movement.

1957 – U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.

1963 – March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech

1968 – The police rioted during the Democratic National Convention, beating up anti-war protesters, peaceful demonstrators, innocent bystanders, and members of the press.