Almanac - Thursday 9/19/19
Today is Thursday, September 19, 2019...
It is the 262nd day of the year.
There are 103 days left in 2019.
166 days until primaries
Tuesday March 3, 2020
(5 months and 13 days from today)
411 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 1 month and 15 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:56 am
and sunset will be at 7:10 pm.
Today we will have 12 hours and 14 minutes of daylight.
The first high tide was at 3:39 am
The first low tide will be at 8:47 am
Solar noon will be at 1:03 pm.
and the next high tide will be at 3:17 pm.
and the final low tide at 9:47 pm.
The Moon is 75.5 % visible; a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction: 177.93° S↑
Moon Altitude: 67.21°
Moon Distance: 245145 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 11:58 am
Today is also…
Second day of Fiestas Patrias in Chile
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with….
1933 – David McCallum, Scottish actor
1940 – Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941 – Cass Elliot, American singer (d. 1974)
1945 – David Bromberg, American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter
1945 – Randolph Mantooth, American actor
1948 – Jeremy Irons, English actor
1952 – Henry Kaiser, American guitarist and composer
1964 – Trisha Yearwood, American singer-songwriter and actress
…and on this day in history…
In 1796, President George Washington's farewell address was published. In it, America's first chief executive advised, "Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all."
In 1970, the "Mary Tyler Moore" show debuted on CBS-TV.
In 1982, the smiley emoticon was invented by Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman, who suggested punctuating humorously intended computer messages with a colon followed by a hyphen and a parenthesis as a horizontal "smiley face." :-)
In 1986, federal health officials announced that the experimental drug AZT would be made available to thousands of AIDS patients.
In 1995, The New York Times and The Washington Post published the manifesto of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski (kah-ZIHN'-skee), which proved instrumental in identifying and capturing him.
In 1996, IBM announced it would extend health benefits to the partners of its gay employees.
Ten years ago in 2009: Russia said it would scrap a plan to deploy missiles near Poland after Washington dumped a planned missile shield in Eastern Europe.