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Almanac - Thursday 10/3/19

Violet Sabrewing, Campylopterus hemileucurus Near Catarata del Toro, Costa Rica, by flickr user pat1479

It's Thursday, October 3, 2019...

It is the 276th day of the year.

89 days remain until the end of the year.

80 days until winter begins

152 days until primaries

Tuesday March 3, 2020

(4 months and 29 days from today)

397 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year and 31 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:08 am 

and sunset will be at 6:48 pm.

Today we will have 11 hours and 40 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:58 pm.

The first high tide was at 4:16 am 

and the next high tide will be at 3:30 pm.

The first low tide will be at 9:14 am 

and the next low tide at 10:17 pm.

The Moon is 28.0% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction: 346.75° NNW↑

Moon Altitude: -72.09°

Moon Distance: 236149 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 12:38 pm

Today is…

Bring Your Bible to School Day

Look at the Leaves Day

Mean Girls Appreciation Day

National Boyfriend Day

National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day

National Caramel Custard Day

National Family TV Show Day

National Poetry Day (UK)

National Techies Day

National Virus Appreciation Day

Today is also…

German Unity Day (Germany)

Morazán Day (Honduras)

National Day, celebrates the independence of Iraq from the United Kingdom in 1932.

National Foundation Day or Gaecheonjeol (South Korea)

2457 BC – Gaecheonjeol, Hwanung (환웅) purportedly descended from heaven. South Korea's National Foundation Day.

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

1894 – Elmer Robinson, American lawyer and politician, 33rd Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1982)

1916 – James Herriot, English veterinarian and author (d. 1995)

1925 – Gore Vidal, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (d. 2012)

1936 – Steve Reich, American composer

1938 – Eddie Cochran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1960)

1941 – Chubby Checker, American singer-songwriter

1949 – Lindsey Buckingham, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1950 – Ronnie Laws, American jazz, R&B, and funk saxophone player

1951 – Keb' Mo', American blues musician and songwriter

1954 – Dennis Eckersley, American baseball player and sportscaster

1954 – Al Sharpton, American minister, talk show host, and political activist

1954 – Stevie Ray Vaughan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1990)

1966 – Darrin Fletcher, American baseball player and sportscaster

1969 – Gwen Stefani, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer

1975 – India Arie, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

…and on this day in history…

1789 – George Washington proclaims a Thanksgiving Day for that year.

1863 – The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

1919 – Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the first Latin player to appear in a World Series.

1949 – WERD, the first black-owned radio station in the United States, opens in Atlanta.

1957 – The California State Superior Court rules that the book Howl and Other Poems is not obscene.

1962 – Project Mercury: Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched from Cape Canaveral for a six-orbit flight.

1990 – The German Democratic Republic is abolished and becomes part of the Federal Republic of Germany.

1991 – Nadine Gordimer is announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.