Almanac - Wednesday 10/16/19
It's Wednesday, October 16, 2019...
It is the 289th day of the year,
76 days remain until the end of the year,
20 days until San Francisco City Elections Tuesday November 5, 2019,
139 days until primary elections in California Tuesday March 03 2020
(4 months and 16 days from today),
and 384 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year and 18 days from today).
The sun rises at 7:20 am
and the sun sets at 6:29 pm.
We will have 11 hours and 9 minutes of daylight.
The first high tide will be at 1:58 am
The first low tide will be at 7:03 am
The solar transit will be at 12:54 pm.
and the next high tide at 1:21 pm.
and the next low tide at 7:46 pm.
The Moon is 93.4% visible; a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction: 243.41° WSW↑
Moon Altitude: 50.52°
Moon Distance: 245682 mi
Next New Moon: Sunday October 27, 2019 at 8:38 pm
Next Full Moon: Tuesday November 12, 2019 at t5:34 am
Next Moonset: Today 9:53 am
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day
National Cut Up Your Credit Card Day
National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day
National Take your Parents to Lunch Day
Today is also…
Pope John Paul II Day in Poland
Death anniversary of Liaquat Ali Khan in Pakistan
on this day in 1951 – The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
as it was on this day in 1846, William T. G. Morton administers ether anesthesia during a surgical operation.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1758 – Noah Webster, American lexicographer (d. 1843)
1831 – Lucy Stanton, American activist (d. 1910)
1854 – Karl Kautsky, Czech-German journalist, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1938)
1854 – Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, novelist, and poet (d. 1900)
1886 – David Ben-Gurion, Polish-Israeli soldier and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1973)
1888 – Eugene O'Neill, American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)
1898 – William O. Douglas, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1980)
1900 – Goose Goslin, American baseball player and manager (d. 1971)
1903 – Cecile de Brunhoff, French author and pianist (d. 2003)
1903 – Big Joe Williams, American Delta blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1982)
1904 – Björn Berglund, Swedish actor (d. 1968)
1908 – Enver Hoxha, Albanian general and politician, Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1985)
1925 – Angela Lansbury, English-American actress, singer, and producer
1927 – Günter Grass, German novelist, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
1928 – Mary Daly, American philosopher and theologian (d. 2010)
1931 – Charles Colson, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
1938 – Nico, German singer-songwriter, model, and actress (d. 1988)
1946 – Suzanne Somers, American actress and producer
1947 – Bob Weir, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958 – Tim Robbins, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1969 – Roy Hargrove, American trumpet player and composer
…and on this day in history…
1384 – Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman.
1847 – The novel Jane Eyre is published in London.
1859 – John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
1882 – The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business.
1909 – William Howard Taft and Porfirio Díaz hold the first summit between a U.S. and a Mexican president. They narrowly escape assassination.
1916 – Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States.
1923 – The Walt Disney Company is founded.
1950 – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is published.
1968 – Tommie Smith and John Carlos are ejected from the US Olympic team for participating in the Olympics Black Power salute.
1984 – Desmond Tutu is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1995 – The Million Man March takes place in Washington, D.C. About 837,000 attended.
1998 – Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a murder extradition warrant.
2002 – The Bibliotheca Alexandrina opens in Egypt, commemorating the ancient library of Alexandria.