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Almanac - Wednesday 9/11/19

Hot Cross Buns, by flickr user Susan Fitzgerald

It's Wednesday, September 11, 2019. ..

It is the 254th day of the year. 111 days remain until the end of the year.

12 days until autumn begins

174 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020

(5 months and 21 days from today)

419 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 1 month and 23 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:49 am 

and sunset will be at 7:22 pm.

Tomorrow we will have 12 hours and 33 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:05 pm.

The first low tide will be at 4:38 am 

and the next low tide at 4:43 pm.

The first high tide will be at 11:36 am 

and the next high tide at 10:40 pm.

The Moon is 93.5% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:250.24° WSW↑

Moon Altitude:-4.48°

Moon Distance:251570 mi

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

It is called The Full Corn Moon.

This full Moon corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It has also called the Barley Moon, because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley. It’s also called the “Harvest Moon”.  The Harvest Moon is an astronomical name and refers to the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. It can occur in either September or October. Near the autumnal equinox, the Moon rises only about 30 minutes later each night, instead of about 50 minutes, providing a few evenings of extra light after sunset for farmers to continue harvesting. At this time of year, crops such as corn, pumpkins, squash, and wild rice are ready for gathering. Next New Moon: Saturday September 28, 2019 at 11:26 am

Next Moonrise: Today 6:35 pm

Today is…

"I Want to Start My Own Business" Day

Libraries Remember Day

Make Your Bed Day

Women's Baseball Day

National Hot Cross Bun Day

National No News Is Good News Day

Patriot Day

Remember Freedom Day

National Day of Service and Remembrance

National Emergency Responders Day

Today is also…

Battle of Tendra Day (Russia)

Death Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Pakistan)

Enkutatash falls on this day if it is not a leap year. Celebrated on the first day of Mäskäräm. (EthiopiaRastafari)

National Day (Catalonia)

Nayrouz (Coptic Orthodox Church)

Teachers' Day (Argentina)

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

1862 – O. Henry, American short story writer (d. 1910)

1885 – D. H. Lawrence, English novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1930)

1903 – Theodor Adorno, German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1969)

1917 – Ferdinand Marcos, Filipino soldier, lawyer, and politician, 10th President of the Philippines (d. 1989)

1917 – Jessica Mitford, English-American journalist and author (d. 1996)

1935 – Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer

1940 – Brian De Palma, American director, producer, and screenwriter

1942 – Lola Falana, American actress, singer, and dancer

1943 – Mickey Hart, American drummer, percussionist and musicologist

1945 – Leo Kottke, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1948 – John Martyn, English-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)

1962 – Kristy McNichol, American actress

1964 – Victor Wooten, American musician

1965 – Bashar al-Assad, Syrian marshal and politician, 21st President of Syria

1967 – Harry Connick Jr., American singer-songwriter, pianist, actor, and talk show host

1970 – Taraji P. Henson, American actress

1977 – Ludacris, American rapper and producer

1981 – Dylan Klebold, American mass murderer, responsible for the Columbine High School massacre (d. 1999)

1993 – Farrah Moan, American drag queen and entertainer

…and on this day in history…

9 – Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends, where the Roman Empire suffers the greatest defeat of its history and the Rhine being established as the border between the Empire and the so-called barbarians for the next four hundred years.

1609 – Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there.

1775 – Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec leaves Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1789 – Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

1792 – The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house where they are stored.

1826 – Captain William Morgan, an ex-freemason is arrested in Batavia, New York for debt after declaring that he would publish The Mysteries of Free Masonry, a book against Freemasonry. This sets into motion the events that lead to his mysterious disappearance.

1829 – Surrender of the expedition led by Isidro Barradas at Tampico, sent by the Spanish crown to retake Mexico. This was the consummation of Mexico's campaign for independence.

1830 – Anti-Masonic Party convention; one of the first American political party conventions.

1836 – The Riograndense Republic is proclaimed by rebels after defeating Empire of Brazil's troops in the Battle of Seival, during the Ragamuffin War.

1851 – Christiana Resistance: Escaped slaves stand against their former owner in armed resistance in Christiana, Pennsylvania, creating a rallying cry for the abolitionist movement.

1893 – Swami Vivekananda's address at the First Parliament of the World's Religions.

1903 – The first race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.

In 1936, Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) began operation as President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressed a key in Washington to signal the startup of the dam's first hydroelectric generator.

1941 – Charles Lindbergh's Des Moines Speech accusing the British, Jews and FDR's administration of pressing for war with Germany.

In 1967, the comedy-variety program "The Carol Burnett Show" premiered on CBS.

1972 – The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system begins passenger service.

1973 – A coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet exercises dictatorial power until ousted in a referendum in 1988, staying in power until 1990.

1985 – Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit.

1989 – Hungary announces that the East German refugees who had been housed in temporary camps were free to leave for West Germany.

1997 – After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament within the United Kingdom.

In 1998, Congress released Kenneth Starr's voluminous report that offered graphic details of President Clinton's alleged sexual misconduct and leveled accusations of perjury and obstruction of justice; the president's attorneys quickly issued a point-by-point rebuttal.

2001 – The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated suicide attacks killing 2,996 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

2003 – Valve launched Steam, a digital storefront and delivery platform.

In 2012, a mob armed with guns and grenades launched a fiery nightlong attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost and a CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.