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Almanac - Monday 9/9/19

teddy-bear-08835, by flickr user longzijun

Today is Monday, the 9th of September of 2019...

It is the 252nd day of the year

113 days remain until the end of the year.

14 days until autumn begins

176 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020

(5 months and 23 days from today)

421 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 1 month and 25 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:47 am 

and sunset will be at 7:25 pm.

In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that t

The first low tide was at 3:14 am 

and the next low tide will be at 3:17 pm.

The first high tide will be at 10:24 am 

and the next high tide at 9:09 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 38 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:06 pm

The Moon is 81.3% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:259.53° W↑

Moon Altitude:-24.00°

Moon Distance:248694 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 5:21 pm

Today is…

Care Bears Share Your Care Day

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day

I'm on Top of It Day

International Sudoku Day

National Boss/Employee Exchange Day

National Steak au Poivre Day

National Teddy Bear Day

National Wiener Schnitzel Day

Tester's Day

Wonderful Weirdos Day

Today is also….

Armored Forces Day in Ukraine

California Admission Day

Children's Day in Costa Rica

Chrysanthemum Day or Kiku no Sekku in Japan

Day of the Victims of Holocaust and of Racial Violence in Slovakia

Independence Day or Republic Day, celebrates the proclamation of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) in 1948.

Independence Day in  Tajikistan), celebrating the independence of Tajikistan from USSR in 1991.

Martyrs' Day in Afghanistan) (date may fall on September 8, follows a non-Gregorian calendar)

Remembrance for Herman the Cheruscan among The Troth

Emergency Services Day in United Kingdom

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

1754 – William Bligh, English admiral and politician, 4th Governor of New South Wales (d. 1817)

1828 – Leo Tolstoy, Russian author and playwright (d. 1910)

1887 – Alf Landon, American lieutenant, banker, and politician, 26th Governor of Kansas (d. 1987)

1923 – Cliff Robertson, American actor (d. 2011)

1927 – Elvin Jones, American drummer and bandleader (d. 2004)

1941 – Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1967)

1945 – Dee Dee Sharp, American singer

Today's Birthdays: Actor Topol is 84.

Actor Adam Sandler is 53.

Pop-jazz singer Michael Buble' (boo-BLAY') is 44.

1543 – Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.

1739 – Stono Rebellion, the largest slave uprising in Britain's mainland North American colonies prior to the American Revolution, erupts near Charleston, South Carolina.

In 1776, the second Continental Congress made the term "United States" official, replacing "United Colonies."

1791 – Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington.

1839 – John Herschel takes the first glass plate photograph.

1850 – California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.

1850 – The Compromise of 1850 transfers a third of Texas's claimed territory (now parts of ColoradoKansasNew MexicoOklahoma, and Wyoming) to federal control in return for the U.S. federal government assuming $10 million of Texas's pre-annexation debt.

1940 – George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.

In 1942, during World War II, a Japanese plane launched from a submarine off the Oregon coast dropped a pair of incendiary bombs in a failed attempt at igniting a massive forest fire; it was the first aerial bombing of the U.S. mainland by a foreign power.

1947 – First case of a computer bug being found: A moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University

1948 – Kim Il-sung declares the establishment of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).

In 1956, Elvis Presley made the first of three appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1965 – The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is established.

1966 – The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

1969 – In Canada, the Official Languages Act comes into force, making French equal to English throughout the Federal government.

On Sept. 9, 1971, prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York, beginning a siege that ended up claiming 43 lives.

1972 – In Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park, a Cave Research Foundation exploration and mapping team discovers a link between the Mammoth and Flint Ridge cave systems, making it the longest known cave passageway in the world.

1991 – Tajikistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.

1993 – Israeli–Palestinian peace process: The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state.

In 1997, Sinn Fein (shin fayn), the IRA's political ally, formally renounced violence as it took its place in talks on Northern Ireland's future.

In 2005, Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown, the principal target of harsh criticism of the Bush administration's response to Hurricane Katrina, was relieved of his onsite command.

In 2013, four days of vehicular gridlock began near the George Washington Bridge when two of three approach lanes from Fort Lee, New Jersey, were blocked off; the traffic jam was later blamed on loyalists to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over the refusal of Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich (SAHK'-oh-lich) to endorse Christie for re-election. (Christie denied any prior knowledge of the lane closures.)

Ten years ago in 2009:        In a speech to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama summoned lawmakers to enact sweeping health care legislation, declaring the "time for bickering is over." (In an extraordinary breach of congressional decorum, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., shouted "You lie!" when the president said illegal immigrants would not benefit from his proposals; Wilson ended up apologizing.)

Five years ago in 2014:        Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch as well as the next generation of its iPhone.

2015 – Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.

One year ago, in 2018:         Miss New York, Nia Imani Franklin, won the Miss America title, becoming the first woman to win the crown without having to put on a swimsuit.