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Almanac - Monday 9/23/19

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Checkers Or draughts, according to your location. By flickr user Thad Zajdowicz in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

It's Monday, September 23, 2019...

It is the 266th day of the year.

99 days remain until the end of the year.

162 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020

(5 months and 9 days from today)

407 days until Tuesday presidential elections

November 3, 2020

(1 year 1 month and 11 days from today)

It is frequently the day of the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere

and the day of the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

The sun rises at 6:59 am and

sunset will be at 7:04 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 5 minutes of sun.

Solar noon will be at 1:01 pm.

The first low tide was at 1:10 am 

and the next low tide will be at 1:19 pm.

The first high tide will be at 8:47 am 

and the next high tide at 7:13 pm.

The Moon is 35.3% visible; a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction:92.07° E↑

Moon Altitude:40.69°

Moon Distance:232362 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 3:56 pm

New Moon in 5 days on Saturday the 28th of September of 2019 at 11:26 am

First Quarter Moon in 12 days Saturday the 5th of October of 2019 at 9:47 am

Full Moon in 20 days Sunday the 13th of October of 2019 at 2:08 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 28 days Monday 21st of October of 2019 at 5:39 am

Today is…

Celebrate Bisexuality Day

Family Day

National Checkers Day

National Dogs in Politics Day

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

National Great American Pot Pie Day

National Snack Stick Day

Native American Women's Equal Pay Day

Proposal Day!®

Restless Legs Awareness Day

Teal Talk Day

The First Day of Fall

Today is also…
Grito de Lares in Puerto Rico

On this day in 1868, the Grito de Lares ("Lares Revolt") occurs in Puerto Rico against Spanish rule.

Holocaust Memorial Day in Lithuania

Kyrgyz Language Day in Kyrgyzstan

National Day in Saudi Arabia

Teachers' Day in Brunei

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

63 BC – Augustus, Roman emperor (d. 14 AD)

1215 – Kublai Khan, Mongolian emperor (d. 1294)

1867 – John Lomax, American teacher, musicologist, and folklorist (d. 1948)

1889 – Walter Lippmann, American journalist and publisher, co-founded The New Republic (d. 1974)

1897 – Walter Pidgeon, Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1984)

1917 – Santo, Mexican Luchador enmascarado, film actor, and folk icon (d. 1984)

1920 – Mickey Rooney, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2014)

1922 – Louise Latham, American actress (d. 2018)

1926 – John Coltrane, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1967)

1930 – Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 2004)

1935 – Les McCann, American soul-jazz singer and pianist

1939 – Roy Buchanan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1988)

1941 – George Jackson, American activist and author, co-founded the Black Guerrilla Family (d. 1971)

1943 – Julio Iglesias, Spanish singer-songwriter

1944 – Eric Bogle, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947 – Mary Kay Place, American actress

1949 – Bruce Springsteen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1970 – Ani DiFranco, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

…and on this day in history…

1642 – First commencement exercises occur at Harvard College.

1845 – The Knickerbockers Baseball Club, the first baseball team to play under the modern rules, is founded in New York.

1889 – Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.

1909 – The novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (The Phantom of the Opera), by Gaston Leroux, is published as a serialization in Le Gaulois.

1911 – Pilot Earle Ovington makes the first official airmail delivery in America under the authority of the United States Post Office Department

1913 – Roland Garros of France becomes the first to fly in an airplane across the Mediterranean (from St. Raphael in France to Bizerte, Tunisia).

1932 – The unification of Saudi Arabia is completed.

1962 – The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens in New York City.

1973 – Argentine general election: Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina.

1980 – Bob Marley plays what would be the last concert of his life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1983 – Saint Kitts and Nevis joins the United Nations

2002 – The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released.