Almanac - Monday 9/30/19
It's Monday, September 30, 2019...
It is the 273rd day of the year.
92 days remain until the end of the year.
It is not only the last day of the third quarter of the year, but also the midway point of the second half of the year.
155 days until primaries
Tuesday March 3, 2020
(5 months and 3 days from today)
400 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 1 month and 4 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:05 am
and sunset will be at 6:53 pm.
Today we will have 11 hours and 48 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:59 pm.
The first high tide was at 1:08 am
and the next high tide will be at 1:21 pm.
The first low tide will be at 6:48 am
and the next low tide at 7:26 pm.
The Moon is 4.7% visible; now a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction:55.14° NE↑
Moon Distance:225641 mi
Next Full Moon: Sunday October 13, 2019 at 2:07 pm
Next New Moon:Sunday October 27, 2019 at 8:38 pm
Next Moonrise: Today at 9:13 am
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! Yous share this special day with…
1917 – Buddy Rich, American drummer, bandleader, and actor (d. 1987)
1942 – Frankie Lymon, American singer-songwriter (d. 1968)
1943 – Marilyn McCoo, American singer
1946 – Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter (d. 1993)
1954 – Patrice Rushen, American singer-songwriter and producer
1955 – Frankie Kennedy, Northern Irish flute player (d. 1994)
…and on this day in history…
On Sept. 30, 1777, the Continental Congress — forced to flee in the face of advancing British forces — moved to York, Pennsylvania.
In 1846, Boston dentist William Morton used ether as an anesthetic for the first time as he extracted an ulcerated tooth from merchant Eben Frost.
In 1939, the first college football game to be televised was shown on experimental station W2XBS in New York as Fordham University defeated Waynesburg College, 34-7.
In 1955, actor James Dean, 24, was killed in a two-car collision near Cholame, California.
In 1962, James Meredith, a black student, was escorted by federal marshals to the campus of the University of Mississippi, where he enrolled for classes the next day; Meredith's presence sparked rioting that claimed two lives.
In 1972, Roberto Clemente hit a double against Jon Matlack of the New York Mets during Pittsburgh's 5-0 victory at Three Rivers Stadium; the hit was the 3,000th and last for the Pirates star.
In 1988, Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev retired President Andrei A. Gromyko from the Politburo and fired other old-guard leaders in a Kremlin shake-up.
One year ago in 2018:
As part of a new one-week investigation, FBI agents interviewed Deborah Ramirez, one of the three women who had accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.