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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.

4 days until autumn begins

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…

Free Queso Day

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Meow Like a Pirate Day

National Butterscotch Pudding Day

National Woman Road Warrior Day

Today is also…

Armed Forces Day in Chile

Second day of Fiestas Patrias in Chile

Day of the First Public Appearance of the Slovak National Council

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Saint Kitts and Nevis from the United Kingdom in 1983.

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

1869 – Ben Turpin, American comedian and actor (d. 1940)

1905 – Leon Jaworski, American lawyer, co-founded Fulbright & Jaworski (d. 1982)

1907 – Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American lawyer and jurist (d. 1998)

1909 – Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian engineer and businessman (d. 1998)

1921 – Paulo Freire, Brazilian philosopher, theorist, and academic (d. 1997)

1932 – Mike Royko, American journalist and author (d. 1997)

1933 – David McCallum, Scottish actor

1934 – Brian Epstein, English talent manager (d. 1967)

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

1949 – Twiggy, English model, actress, and singer

1951 – Daniel Lanois, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1952 – Henry Kaiser, American guitarist and composer

1960 – Mario Batali, American chef and author

1964 – Trisha Yearwood, American singer-songwriter and actress

1974 – Jimmy Fallon, American comedian and talk show host

…and on this day in history…

1778 – The Continental Congress passes the first United States federal budget.

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."

1893 – In New Zealand, the Electoral Act of 1893 is consented to by the governor, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.

1952 – The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

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." :-)

1983 – Saint Kitts and Nevis gains its independence.

1985 – Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.

In 1986, federal health officials announced that the experimental drug AZT would be made available to thousands of AIDS patients.

1991 – Ötzi the Iceman is discovered in the Alps on the border between Italy and Austria.

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.