Almanac - Wednesday 9/25/19
It's Wednesday, September 25, 2019...
It is the 268th day of the year
97 days remain until the end of the year.
405 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 03 2020
1 year 1 month and 9 days from today
The sun rises at 7:01 am
and sunset will be at 7:00 pm.
Today we will have 11 hours and 59 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:00 pm.
The first low tide was at 3:06 am
and the next low tide will be at 3:17 pm.
The first high tide will be at 10:16 am
and the next high tide at 9:22 pm.
The Moon is 15.6% visible; a Waning Crescent
Moon Direction:80.14° E↑
Moon Distance:226046 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 5:32 pm
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1906 – Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1975)
1929 – Barbara Walters, American journalist, producer, and author
1930 – Shel Silverstein, American author, poet, illustrator, and songwriter (d. 1999)
1933 – Ian Tyson, Canadian folk singer-songwriter and musician
1943 – Aram Saroyan, American poet and novelist
1952 – bell hooks, American author and activist
1952 – Christopher Reeve, American actor, producer, and activist (d. 2004)
1961 – Heather Locklear, American actress
1968 – Will Smith, American actor, producer, and rapper
…and on this day in history…
1789 – The United States Congress passes twelve constitutional amendments: the ten known as the Bill of Rights, the (unratified) Congressional Apportionment Amendment, and the Congressional Compensation Amendment.
In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson collapsed after a speech in Pueblo, Colo., during a national speaking tour in support of the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY').
1926 – The international Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery is first signed.
In 1957, nine black students who'd been forced to withdraw from Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, because of unruly white crowds were escorted to class by members of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division.
In 1962, Sonny Liston knocked out Floyd Patterson in round one to win the world heavyweight title at Comiskey Park in Chicago.
In 1965, the first installment of "In Cold Blood," Truman Capote's account of the 1959 murders of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas, appeared in The New Yorker. (The work was published in book form the following year.)
In 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court.
One year ago, in 2018, President Donald Trump denounced the “ideology of globalism” and praised his own administration’s achievements in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly that drew headshakes and even laughter from fellow world leaders.