Almanac - Tuesday 9/10/19
It's Tuesday, September 10, 2019...
It is the 253rd day of the year.
112 days remain until the end of the year.
175 days until primaries Tuesday March 03 2020
(5 months and 22 days from today)
420 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 03 2020
(1 year 1 month and 24 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:48 am
and sunset will be at 7:24 pm.
Today, we will have 12 hours and 36 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:06 pm.
The first low tide will be at 3:59 am
and the next low tide at 4:03 pm.
The first high tide will be at 11:03 am
and the final low tide at the Golden Gate rolls in at 9:57 pm.
The Moon is 88.3% visible; a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction: 259.00° W↑
Moon Altitude: -20.24°
Moon Distance: 250423 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 6:00 pm
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1904 – Max Shachtman, American theorist and politician (d. 1972)
1908 – Raymond Scott, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1994)
1929 – Arnold Palmer, American golfer and businessman (d. 2016)
1933 – Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa
1939 – Retired Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter
1948 – Singer Fee Waybill
1949 – Babette Cole, English author and illustrator (d. 2017)
1949 – Bill O'Reilly, American journalist and author
1960 – Muppeteer Kevin Clash (former voice of Elmo on "Sesame Street")
1960 – Colin Firth, English actor and producer
1968 – Guy Ritchie, English director, producer, and screenwriter
…and on this day in history…
In 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
In 1978, after meeting at Camp David, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (men-AH'-kem BAY'-gihn) and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat signed a framework for a peace treaty.
In 1994, Heather Whitestone of Alabama was crowned the first deaf Miss America.
In 2004, San Francisco's Barry Bonds hit the 700th home run of his career, joining Babe Ruth (714) and Hank Aaron (755) as the only players to reach the milestone (San Francisco beat San Diego, 4-1).
In 2011, a demonstration calling itself Occupy Wall Street began in New York, prompting similar protests around the U.S. and the world.
Five years ago in 2014: The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.
One year ago in 2018: Senate leaders, under pressure from fellow Republicans, scheduled a public hearing for the following week at which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault decades ago would testify; the move forced
Also on this day, one year ago, Republicans to put off a committee vote on the nomination. President Donald Trump defended Kavanaugh as an “outstanding judge” but said there might need to be a “little delay” in the confirmation process.
Also on this day, one year ago, A trade war between the U.S. and China escalated further, as President Donald Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting the following week.