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Almanac - Monday 10/28/19

chocolate!, by flickr user LongitudeLatitude

Today is Monday, the 28th of October of 2019.

It is the 301st day of the year.

64 days remain until the end of the year...

8 days until San Francisco City Elections

Tuesday November 5, 2019

127 days until Primaries

Tuesday March 3, 2020

(4 months and 4 days from today)

and 372 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year and 6 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:32 am 

and sunset will be at 6:14 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:53 pm.

The first high tide was at 12:13 am 

and the next high tide will be at 12:03 pm.

The first low tide will be at 5:35 am 

and the next low tide at 6:22 pm.

The Moon is 0.3% visible; a New Moon

Moon Direction: 70.96° ENE↑

Moon Altitude:-39.32°

Moon Distance: 226598 mi

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

Next New Moon: Tuesday November 26, 2019 at 7:05 am

Next Moonrise: Today at 8:00 am

Today is…

International Animation Day

National Chocolate Day

Plush Animal Lover's Day

Separation of Church and State Day

St. Jude's Feast Day

Statue of Liberty Dedication Day

Wild Foods Day

Today is also…

Day of the Establishment of an Independent Czecho-Slovak State, celebrates the independence of Czechoslovakia from Austria-Hungary in 1918. (Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Ohi Day (Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities), a national day in Greece.

Prefectural Earthquake Disaster Prevention Day (Gifu Prefecture, in Japan)

Youth Pledge Day or Hari Sumpah Pemuda (Indonesia)

Anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine from the Nazis, celebrating the liberation from Nazi German troops of the territory of current Ukraine

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

1466 – Erasmus, Dutch philosopher (d. 1536)

1897 – Edith Head, American costume designer (d. 1981)

1902 – Elsa Lanchester, English-American actress and singer (d. 1986)

1936 – Charlie Daniels, American singer-songwriter, fiddle-player and guitarist

1936 – Ted Hawkins, American soul-blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)

1949 – Caitlyn Jenner, American decathlete and actress

1952 – Tuck Andress, American jazz guitarist (Tuck & Patti)

1955 – Bill Gates, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Microsoft

1959 – James Keelaghan, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer

1966 – Matt Drudge, American blogger and activist, founded the Drudge Report

1967 – Julia Roberts, American actress and producer

1969 – Ben Harper, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1974 – Joaquin Phoenix, American actor and producer

and on this day in history…

1726 – The novel Gulliver's Travels is published.

1886 – President Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.

1893 – Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique receives its première performance only nine days before the composer's death.

1942 – The Alaska Highway first connects Alaska to the North American railway network at Dawson Creek in Canada.

1948 – Paul Müller is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT.

1956 – Hungarian Revolution: A de facto ceasefire comes into effect between armed revolutionaries and Soviet troops, who begin to withdraw from Budapest. Communist officials and facilities come under attack by revolutionaries.

1956 – Elvis Presley receives a polio vaccination on national TV.

1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: Premier Nikita Khrushchev orders the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba.

1965 – Pope Paul VI promulgates Nostra aetate, by which the Church officially recognizes the legitimacy of non-Christian faiths.

2005 – Vice-president Cheney's chief of staff is indicted due to his involvement in the Plame affair.

2007 – Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first woman elected President of Argentina.