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Almanac - Thursday 8/29/19

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The Beatles - Candlestick Park, San Francisco, by flickr user Bradford Timeline

It's Thursday August 29,2019...

It is the 241st day of the year.

124 days remain until the end of the year.

25 days until autumn begins

187 days until Tuesday March 03 2020

(6 months and 3 days from today)

432 days until Tuesday November 03 2020

(1 year 2 months and 5 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:38 am 

and sunset will be at 7:42 pm.

Today we will have 13 hours and 4 minutes of daylight...

The solar transit will be at 1:10 pm.

the first low tide will be at 5:09am 

and the next low tide at 5:06 pm.

The first high tide will be at 12:11 pm 

and the next high tide at 11:21 pm.

The Moon is 1.5% visible; a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: 60.01° ENE↑

Moon Altitude: -10.25°

Moon Distance: 222782 mi

Next New Moon: Tomorrow, Friday August 30, 2019 at 3:37 am

Next Full Moon: Friday September 13, 2019 at 9:32 pm

Next Moonrise: Today 5:31 am

Today is…

"According to Hoyle" Day

Chop Suey Day

Individual Rights Day

International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Lemon Juice Day

More Herbs, Less Salt Day

National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day

National Swiss Winegrowers Day

Potteries Bottle Oven Day

Thoughtful Thursday

Today is also…
International Day against Nuclear Tests

Miners' Day in Ukraine

Municipal Police's Day in Poland

National Sports Day in India

Slovak National Uprising Anniversary in Slovakia

Telugu Language Day in India

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You get to share birthday cake with…

1632 – John Locke, English physician and philosopher (d. 1704)

1809 – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., American physician and author (d. 1894)

1915 – Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (d. 1982)

1915 – Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist and author (d. 1985)

1920 – Charlie Parker, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1955)

1923 – Richard Attenborough, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)

1924 – Dinah Washington, American singer and pianist (d. 1963)

1936 – John McCain, American captain and politician (d. 2018)

1938 – Elliott Gould, American actor and producer

1940 – James Brady, American politician and activist, 15th White House Press Secretary (d. 2014)

1941 – Robin Leach, English journalist and television host (d. 2018)

1947 – Temple Grandin, American ethologist, academic, and author

1955 – Diamanda Galás, American singer-songwriter and pianist

1958 – Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor (d. 2009)

1959 – Eddi Reader, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1968 – Meshell Ndegeocello, German-American singer-songwriter

…and on this day in history…

1728 – The city of Nuuk in Greenland is founded as the fort of Godt-Haab by the royal governor Claus Paarss.

1786 – Shays' Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens.

1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.

1869 – The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, making it the world's first mountain-climbing rack railway.

1898 – The Goodyear tire company is founded.

1911 – Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.

1930 – The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.

1966 – The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

1970 – Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam WarEast Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Rubén Salazar.

1991 – Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.

1997 – Netflix is launched as an internet DVD rental service.

2005 – Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing up to 1,836 people and causing $125 billion in damage.