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Almanac - Tuesday 10/1/19

Coffee-Cookies, by flickr user mavi_umut

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2019....

There are 91 days left in the year.

82 days until winter begins

154 days until primaries

399 days until presidential elections  

The sun rose at 7:06 am 

and sunset will be at 6:51 pm.

We will have 11 hours and 45 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 12:58 pm.

and the next high tide at 2:01 pm.

and the final low tide at 8:19 pm.

The Moon is 11.9% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Next Full Moon: Sunday October 13, 2019 at 2:07 pm

Today is…

CD Player Day

1982 – Sony and Phillips launch the compact disc in Japan. On the same day, Sony released the model CDP-101 compact disc player, the first player of its kind.

Model T Day

1908 – Ford Model T automobiles are offered for sale at a price of US$825.

Homemade Cookie Day

International Coffee Day

International Music Day

International Raccoon Appreciation Day

Less Than Perfect Day

National Black Dog Day

National BOOK It! Day

National Fire Pup Day

National Fruit at Work Day

National Hair Day

National Lace Day

World Vegetarian Day

Today is also…

Armed Forces Day in South Korea

Beginning of the United States' Fiscal Year

Children's Day in Chile

Day of Prosecutors in Azerbaijan

Ground Forces Day in Russia

Independence Day in CyprusNigeriaPalau, and Tuvalu

International Day of Older Persons

Lincolnshire Day in United Kingdom

Teacher's Day in Uzbekistan

Unification Day in Cameroon

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

Stanley Holloway

Vladimir Horowitz

Sam Yorty

Bonnie Parker

Jimmy Carter

William Rehnquist

Richard Harris

Albert Collins

Julie Andrews

Marc Savoy

Donny Hathaway

Dave Holland

Tim O'Brien, the writer

Randy Quaid

Theresa May

Youssou N'Dour

Esai Morales

Mark McGwire

Zach Galifianakis

Beck Bennett

Brie Larson

…and on this day in history…

1890 – Yosemite National Park is established by the U.S. Congress.

1891 – Stanford University opens its doors in California.

In 1955, the situation comedy "The Honeymooners," starring Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph, premiered on CBS-TV.

In 1957, the motto "In God We Trust" began appearing on U.S. paper currency.

1964 – The Free Speech Movement is launched on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

1964 – Japanese Shinkansen ("bullet trains") begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.

1971 – The first practical CT scanner is used to diagnose a patient.

1989 – Denmark introduces the world's first legal same-sex registered partnerships.

1992 – Cartoon Network launches.