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Almanac - Wednesday 9/18/19

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June Foray 1917 - 2017, by flickr user Thomas Cizauskas

It's Wednesday, September 18, 2019....

It is the 261st day of the year...

104 days remain until the end of the year.

5 days until autumn begins

167 days until primaries

Tuesday March 3, 2020

(5 months and 15 days from today)

412 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 1 month and 17 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:55 am 

and sunset will be at 7:11 pm.

We will have 12 hours and 16 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:03 pm.

The first high tide was at 2:44 am 

and the next high tide at 2:41 pm.

The first low tide will be at 8:10 am 

and the final low tide at 8:55 pm.

The Moon is 83.8% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction: 188.50° S↑

Moon Altitude: 62.98°

Moon Distance: 247504 mi

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

Next Full Moon: Sunday October 13, 2019 at 2:07 pm

Next Moonset: Today 10:58 am

Last Quarter Moon in 3 days Saturday the 21st of September of 2019 at 7:41 pm

New Moon in 10 days Saturday the 28th of September of 2019 at 11:26 am

First Quarter Moon in 17 days a Saturday the 5th of October of 2019 at 9:47 am

Full Moon in 25 days Sunday the 13th of October of 2019 at 2:08 pm

Today is…

Chiropractic Founders Day

First Love Day

Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day

International Read an eBook Day

National Cheeseburger Day

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

National Respect Day

National School Backpack Awareness Day

Rice Krispies Treats Day

World Bamboo Day

Today is also…

Day of National Music in Azerbaijan

Island Language Day in Okinawa PrefectureJapan

National Day or Dieciocho in Chile

Navy Day in Croatia

World Water Monitoring Day

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

1709 – Samuel Johnson, English lexicographer and poet (d. 1784)

1895 – John Diefenbaker, Canadian lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1979)

1905 – Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, American actor (d. 1977)

1905 – Greta Garbo, Swedish-American actress (d. 1990)

1907 – Leon Askin, Austrian actor (d. 2005)

1917 – June Foray, American actress and voice artist (d. 2017)

1933 – Robert Blake, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1939 – Fred Willard, American actor and comedian

1940 – Frankie Avalon, American singer and actor

1945 – P. F. Sloan, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)

1945 – John McAfee, Scottish-American computer programmer, founded McAfee

1951 – Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon, author, and politician

1951 – Dee Dee Ramone, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2002)

1956 – Chris Hedges, American journalist and author

1971 – Lance Armstrong, American cyclist and activist, founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation

1971 – Jada Pinkett Smith, American actress

…and on this day in history…

1793 – The first cornerstone of the United States Capitol is laid by George Washington.

1809 – The Royal Opera House in London opens.

1837 – Tiffany & Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium".

1851 – First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.

1870 – Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn.

1882 – The Pacific Stock Exchange opens.

1895 – The Atlanta Exposition Speech on race relations is delivered by Booker T. Washington.

1919 – The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.

1919 – Fritz Pollard becomes the first African American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.

1927 – The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.

1928 – Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel.

1947 – The National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency are established in the United States by the National Security Act. It also establishes the Air Force as an equal partner of the Army and Navy.

1948 – Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate without completing another senator's term.

1960 – Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.

1961 – U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a airplane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

1984 – Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.

1997 – United States media magnate Ted Turner donates US$1 billion to the United Nations.

1997 – The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention is adopted.

2014 – Scotland votes against independence from the United Kingdom, by 55% to 45%.