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Almanac - Tuesday 10/29/19

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cat, by flickr user sez9 (resembles Oliver, this announcer's cat)

Today is Tuesday, the 29th of October of 2019...

It is the 302nd day of the year.

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

7 days until SF City Elections Tuesday November 5, 2019

126 days until primaries Tuesday March 03 2020

(4 months and 3 days from today)

and 371 days presidential elections until Tuesday November 03 2020

(1 year and 5 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:33 am 

and sunset will be at 6:13 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 40 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:53 pm.

The first high tide was at 1:10 am 

and the next high tide will be at 12:41 pm. T

he first low tide will be at 6:19 am 

and the next low tide at 7:10 pm.

The Moon is currently 2.6% visible

A Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction:66.59° ENE↑

Moon Altitude:-50.13°

Moon Distance:229065 mi

Next Full Moon: Nov 12, 2019 5:34 am

Next New Moon: Nov 26, 2019 7:05 am

Next Moonrise: Today 9:11 am

Today is…

International Internet Day

1969 – The first-ever computer-to-computer link is established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.

National Cat Day

National Hermit Day

National Oatmeal Day

World Psoriasis Day

World Stroke Day

Today is also…
Coronation Day (Cambodia)

Republic Day (Turkey) or Cumhuriyet Bayramı

1923 – Turkey becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

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

Also on this day in history…

539 BC – Cyrus the Great (founder of Persian Empire) entered the capital of Babylon and allowed the Jews to return to their land.

1675 – Leibniz makes the first use of the long s (∫) as a symbol of the integral in calculus.

1787 – Mozart's opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague.

1792 – Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who sighted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.

1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression.

1953 – BCPA Flight 304 DC-6 crashes near San Francisco.

1960 – In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight.

1967 – Montreal's World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors.

1971 – In Macon, Georgia, guitarist Duane Allman is killed in a motorcycle accident.

1998 – In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities.

1998 – Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year-old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.

2012 – Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast of the United States, killing 148 directly and 138 indirectly, while leaving nearly $70 billion in damages and causing major power outages.

2015 – China announces the end of One-child policy after 35 years.