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Almanac - Wednesday 9/25/19

Lobster, Mum Visiting Mystic Aquarium Mystic, CT, by flickr user Selbe

It's Wednesday, September 25, 2019...

It is the 268th day of the year

97 days remain until the end of the year.

88 days until winter begins

160 days until primaries

Tuesday March 3 2020

5 months and 7 days from today

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 Altitude:17.18°

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…

Binge Day

International Ataxia Awareness Day

Math Storytelling Day

National Comic Book Day

National Cooking Day

National Crab Meat Newburg Day

National Food Service Employees Day

National Lobster Day

National One-Hit Wonder Day

National Psychotherapy Day

National Research Administrator Day

National Tune-Up Day

National Women's Health and Fitness Day

See You at the Pole

World Dream Day

World Pharmacist Day

World School Milk Day

Today is also…

Armed Forces Day or Revolution Day in Mozambique

Day of National Recognition for the Harkis in France

National Youth Day in Nauru

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

1683 – Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer and theorist (d. 1764)

1897 – William Faulkner, American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)

1903 – Mark Rothko, Latvian-American painter and educator (d. 1970)

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)

1932 – Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 1982)

1933 – Ian Tyson, Canadian folk singer-songwriter and musician

1943 – Aram Saroyan, American poet and novelist

1944 – Michael Douglas, American actor and producer

1945 – Kathleen Brown, American lawyer and politician, 29th California State Treasurer

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

1983 – Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, American actor, rapper, producer, and screenwriter

…and on this day in history…

1237 – England and Scotland sign the Treaty of York, establishing the location of their common border.

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.

1790 – Four Great Anhui Troupes introduce Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the Qianlong Emperor's eightieth birthday.

1890 – The United States Congress establishes Sequoia National Park.

1906 – Leonardo Torres y Quevedo demonstrates the Telekino, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered to be the first use of a remote control.

1912 – Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York City.

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.

1956 – TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, is inaugurated with a three-way ceremonial call between New York, Ottawa and London.

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.)

1977 – About 4,200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon.

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.