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Almanac - Wednesday 9/4/19

Macadamia Nuts, by flickr user Slice of Chic

Today is Wednesday, the 4th of September of 2019...

It is the 247th day of the year.

118 days remain until the end of the year.

19 days until autumn begins

181 days until Tuesday March 3, 2020

(5 months and 28 days from today)

426 days until Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 1 month and 30 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:43 am 

and sunset will be at 7:33 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 50 minutes of daylight.

The first high tide was at 4:16 am 

The first low tidewill be at 9:40 am 

The solar transit will be at 1:08 pm.

and the next high tide will be at 4:17 pm.

and the next low tide at 10:52 pm.

The Moon is 32.7% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction:328.60° NNW↑

Moon Altitude:-63.62°

Moon Distance:233248 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 12:42 pm

Today is…

Eat an Extra Dessert Day

Global Talent Acquisition Day

National Macadamia Nut Day

National Newspaper Carrier Day

Today is also…

Immigrant's Day in Argentina

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

1745 – Shneur Zalman, Russian rabbi, author and founder of Chabad (d. 1812)

1824 – Anton Bruckner, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1896)

1892 – Darius Milhaud, French composer and educator (d. 1974)

1896 – Antonin Artaud, French actor, director, and playwright (d. 1948)

1908 – Richard Wright, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet (d. 1960)

1912 – Syd Hoff, American author and illustrator (d. 2004)

1918 – Paul Harvey, American radio host (d. 2009)

1928 – Dick York, American actor (d. 1992)

1929 – Thomas Eagleton, American lawyer and politician, 38th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri (d. 2007)

1931 – Mitzi Gaynor, American actress, singer, and dancer

1944 – Gene Parsons, American singer-songwriter, drummer, guitarist, and banjo player

1946 – Dave Liebman, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer

1955 – David Broza, Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist

1960 – Damon Wayans, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1981 – Beyoncé, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress

…and on this day in history…

1666 – In London, England, the most destructive damage from the Great Fire occurs.

1781 – Los Angeles is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels) by 44 Spanish settlers.

1882 – The Pearl Street Station in New York City becomes the first power plant to supply electricity to paying customers.

1888 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.

1949 – The Peekskill riots erupt after a Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, New York.

1950 – Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.

1951 – The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference.

1957 – American Civil Rights MovementLittle Rock CrisisOrval Faubusgovernor of Arkansas, calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School.

1957 – The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.

1970 – Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile.

1972 – Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.

1972 – The Price Is Right premieres on CBS. As of 2018, it is the longest running game show on American television.

1975 – The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab–Israeli conflict is signed.

1977 – The Golden Dragon massacre takes place in San Francisco.

1985 – The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.

1989 – In LeipzigEast Germany, the first of weekly demonstration for the legalisation of opposition groups and democratic reforms takes place.

1998 – Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.

2002 – The Oakland Athletics win their 20th consecutive game, an American League record.