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Almanac - Wednesday 10/23/19

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Boston Cream Pie, by flickr user Rosie Tulips

Today is Wednesday, the 23rd of October of 2019...

It is the 296th day of the year.

69 days remain until the end of the year.

13 days until SF city elections Tuesday November 5, 2019

132 days until primaries

Tuesday March 3, 2020

(4 months and 9 days from today)

377 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year and 11 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:27 am 

and sunset will be at 6:20 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 53 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:53 pm.

The first low tide was at 1:38 am 

and the next low tide will be at 2:17 pm.

The first high tide will be at 8:58 am 

and the next high tide at 8:07 pm.

The Moon is currently 28.7% visible; a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: 91.47° E↑

Moon Altitude: 28.47°

Moon Distance: 228263 mi

Next New Moon: Sunday October 27, 2019 at 8:38 pm

Next Full Moon: Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 5:34 am

Next Moonset: Today at 4:08 pm

Today is…

Event Organizers Day

Lung Health Day

Medical Assistants Recognition Day

National Boston Cream Pie Day

National Canning Day

National Croc Day

National iPod Day

International Mole Day

National Slap Your Irritating Co-Worker Day

Paralegal Day

Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day

TV Talk Show Host Day

Unity Day

Today is also…

Aviator's Day in Brazil

Chulalongkorn Day in Thailand

Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle in the Republic of Macedonia

Liberation Day in Libya

National Day in Hungary

Paris Peace Agreement Day in Cambodia

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! 

You share this special day with…

1869 – John Heisman, American football player and coach (d. 1936)

1923 – Ned Rorem, American composer and author

1923 – Frank Sutton, American actor (d. 1974)

1925 – Johnny Carson, American comedian and talk show host (d. 2005)

1927 – Leszek Kołakowski, Polish-English historian and philosopher (d. 2009)

1935 – Chi-Chi Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-American golfer

1940 – Ellie Greenwich, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Raindrops) (d. 2009)

1940 – Pelé, Brazilian footballer and actor

1942 – Michael Crichton, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

1949 – Nick Tosches, American journalist, author, and poet (d. 2019)

1956 – Dianne Reeves, American singer

1956 – Dwight Yoakam, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1957 – Paul Kagame, Rwandan soldier and politician, 6th President of Rwanda

1958 – Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, author, and academic

1959 – Sam Raimi, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1959 – "Weird Al" Yankovic, American singer-songwriter, comedian, and actor

1965 – Augusten Burroughs, American author and screenwriter

…and on this day in history…

1850 – The first National Women's Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts.

1906 – Alberto Santos-Dumont flies an airplane in the first heavier-than-air flight in Europe.

1970 – Gary Gabelich sets a land speed record in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas.

1973 – Watergate scandal: President Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations.

1991 – Signing of the Paris Peace Accords which ends the Cambodian–Vietnamese War.

1998 – Israel and the Palestinian Authority sign the Wye River Memorandum.