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Almanac - Thursday 9/12/19

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Choco Frio, taken by, maybe even eaten by, flickr user Omar Chatriwala

Today is Thursday, the 12th of September of 2019...

It is the 255th day of the year.

110 days remain until the end of the year.

11 days until autumn begins

173 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020

(5 months and 20 days from today)

418 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3 2020

(1 year 1 month and 22 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:50 am 

and sunset will be at 7:21 pm.

We will have 12 hours and 31 minutes of daylight today.

The first low tide was at 5:12 am 

The solar transit will be at 1:05 pm.

The first high tide will be at 12:05 pm 

and the next low tide at 5:19 pm.

and the final high tide at  the Golden Gate will be at 11:20 pm.

The Moon is 97.3% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction: 245.35° WSW↑

Moon Altitude: 6.40°

Moon Distance: 252263 mi

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

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

It’s 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.

Next Moonset: Today 5:16 am

Today is…

International Day for South-South Cooperation

National Chocolate Milkshake Day

National Day of Encouragement

National Police Woman Day

National Report Medicare Fraud Day

R U OK Day (Australia)

Video Games Day

Today is also…
Commemoration of the mass hanging of the Saint Patrick's Battalion (Mexico)

Day of Conception (Russia)

Defenders Day (Maryland, United States)

National Day (Cape Verde)

National Day of Encouragement (United States)

Saragarhi Day (Sikhism)

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation (International)

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

1880 – H. L. Mencken, American journalist and critic (d. 1956)

1888 – Maurice Chevalier, French actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1972)

1891 – Pedro Albizu Campos, Puerto Rican lawyer and politician (d. 1965)

1892 – Alfred A. Knopf, Sr., American publisher, founded Alfred A. Knopf Inc. (d. 1984)

1898 – Ben Shahn, Lithuanian-American painter and photographer (d. 1969)

1913 – Jesse Owens, American sprinter and long jumper (d. 1980)

1921 – Frank McGee, American journalist (d. 1974)

1921 – Stanisław Lem, Ukrainian-Polish philosopher and author (d. 2006)

1924 – Amílcar Cabral, Guinea-Bissauan political leader (d. 1973)

1931 – George Jones, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1943 – Maria Muldaur, American folk and blues singer

1943 – Leonard Peltier, American  activist and political prisoner

1944 – Barry White, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

1953 – Nan Goldin, American photographer

1957 – Hans Zimmer, German composer and producer

1967 – Louis C.K., American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

1986 – Emmy Rossum, American singer and actress

…and on this day in history…

1846 – Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.

1910 – Premiere performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 in Munich (with a chorus of 852 singers and an orchestra of 171 players. Mahler's rehearsal assistant conductor was Bruno Walter).

1915 – French soldiers rescue over 4,000 Armenian Genocide survivors stranded on Musa Dagh.

1940 – Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France.

1952 – Strange occurrences, including a monster sighting, take place in Flatwoods, West Virginia.

1953 – U.S. Senator and future President John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island.

1958 – Jack Kilby demonstrates the first working integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments.

1959 – Bonanza premieres, the first regularly scheduled TV program presented in color.

1961 – The African and Malagasy Union is founded.

1962 – President Kennedy delivers his "We choose to go to the Moon" speech at Rice University.

1966 – Gemini 11, the penultimate mission of NASA's Gemini program, and the current human altitude record holder (except for the Apollo lunar missions)

1977 – South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko dies in police custody.