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Almanac - Thursday 9/26/19

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Pancakes, by flickr user Sunny Ripert

It's Thursday, September 26, 2019...

It is the 269th day of the year.

96 days remain until the end of the year.

87 days until winter begins

159 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020

(5 months and 6 days from today)

404 days until presidential elections

on Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 1 month and 8 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:02 am 

and sunset will be at 6:59 pm.

Today we will have 11 hours and 57 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:00 pm.

The first low tide was at 3:55 am 

and the next low tide will be at 4:08 pm.

The first high tide will be at 10:54 am 

and the next high tide at 10:20 pm.

The Moon is 7.9% visible; a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: 75.16° ENE↑

Moon Altitude: 3.95°

Moon Distance: 223815 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 6:13 pm

Today is…

European Day of Languages

Human Resource Professional Day

Johnny Appleseed Day

Lumberjack Day

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

National Better Breakfast Day

National Compliance Officer Day

National Dumpling Day

National Pancake Day

National Situational Awareness Day

Remember Me Thursday®

Shamu the Whale Day

World Maritime Day

Today is also…

Day of the National Flag in Ecuador

Dominion Day in New Zealand

European Day of Languages

National Good Neighbor Day in the United States

Revolution Day in Yemen

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

1774 – Johnny Appleseed, American gardener and environmentalist (d. 1845)

1888 – T. S. Eliot, English poet, playwright, critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

1889 – Martin Heidegger, German philosopher and academic (d. 1976)

1898 – George Gershwin, American pianist and composer (d. 1937)

1914 – Jack LaLanne, American fitness expert (d. 2011)

1925 – Marty Robbins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and race car driver (d. 1982)

1926 – Julie London, American singer and actress (d. 2000)

1936 – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African academic and politician, 8th First Lady of South Africa (d. 2018)

1937 – Jerry Weintraub, American film producer and agent (d. 2015)

1942 – Kent McCord, American actor

1946 – Andrea Dworkin, American activist and author (d. 2005)

1948 – Olivia Newton-John, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress

1949 – Jane Smiley, American novelist

1953 – Dolores Keane, Irish singer and actress

1981 – Serena Williams, American tennis player

…and on this day in history…

1905 – Albert Einstein publishes the third of his Annus Mirabilis papers, introducing the special theory of relativity.

1914 – The United States Federal Trade Commission is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.

1933 – As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, "Don't shoot, G-Men!", which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.

1960 – In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

1969 – Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released.

1973 – Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.

1981 – Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.

1983 – Soviet Air Force officer Stanislav Petrov identifies a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.