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Almanac - Monday 9/2/19

Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles | Annie's Eats, by flickr user Annie

Today is Monday, the 2nd of September of 2019...

It is the 245th day of the year.

120 days remain until the end of the year.

21 days until autumn begins

183 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020

(6 months and 1 day from today)

and 428 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 2 months and 1 day from today)

The sun rises at 6:41 am 

and sunset will be at 7:36 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 55 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:08 pm.

The first high tide was at 2:06 am

and the next high tide will be at 2:47 pm.

The first low tide will be at 8:03 am 

and the next low tide at 8:41 pm.

The Moon is 13.7% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction:26.32° NNE↑

Moon Altitude:-54.23°

Moon Distance:226456 mi

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

Next New Moon: Saturday September 28, 2019 at 11:26 am

Next Moonrise: Today at 10:25 am

Today is…

Bison-ten Yell Day

Calendar Adjustment Day

Labor Day

Mouthguard Day

National Blueberry Popsicle Day

Pierce Your Ears Day

Spalding Baseball Day

Victory over Japan Day

World Coconut Day

Today is also…

Democracy Day in Tibet)

Independence Day in Transnistria, and Artsakh, both unrecognized

National Day, celebrates the independence of Vietnam from Japan and France in 1945

Victory over Japan Day in United States

1910 – Donald Watson, English activist, founded the Vegan Society (d. 2005)

1925 – Hugo Montenegro, American composer and conductor (d. 1981)

1928 – Horace Silver, American pianist and composer (d. 2014)

1946 – Billy Preston, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 2006)

1948 – Terry Bradshaw, American football player, sportscaster, and actor

1948 – Christa McAuliffe, American educator and astronaut (d. 1986)

1953 – John Zorn, American saxophonist, composer, and producer

1964 – Keanu Reeves, Lebanese-Canadian actor, singer, and producer

1966 – Salma Hayek, Mexican-American actress, director, and producer

…and on this day in history…

1752 – Great Britain, along with its overseas possessions, adopts the Gregorian calendar.

1789 – The United States Department of the Treasury is founded.

1901 – Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.

1935 – The Labor Day Hurricane, the most intense hurricane to strike the United States, makes landfall at Long Key, Florida, killing at least 400.

1960 – The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as Democracy Day.

1963 – CBS Evening News becomes U.S. network television's first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.

2013 – The Eastern span replacement of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens at 10:15 PM at a cost of $6.4 billion, after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the old span.

2018 – The National Museum of Brazil is destroyed by a fire, with the loss of over 90% of the museum's collection