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
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 Cyprus, Nigeria, Palau, 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…
Tim O'Brien, the writer
…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.