Almanac - Monday 12/2/19
Today is Play Basketball Day...
Today is Monday, the 2nd of December of 2019.
It is the 336th day of the year.
29 days remain until the end of the year....
92 days until primaries
Tuesday March 03 2020
(3 months and 1 day from today)
337 days until presidential elections
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
(11 months and 1 day from today)
The sun rises this morning at 7:08 am
and sunset will be at 4:51 pm.
We will have 9 hours and 43 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 11:59 am.
The first high tide will be at 4:44 am
and the next high tide at 2:57 pm.
The first low tide will be at 9:50 am
and the next low tide at 9:53 pm.
The Moon is 33.7% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction: 343.56° NNW↑
Moon Distance: 248500 mi
Next Full Moon: Dec 11, 20199:12 pm
Next New Moon: Dec 25, 2019 9:13 pm
Next Moonrise: Today 12:11 pm
Today is also…
On this day in history…
In 1816, the first savings bank in the United States, the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, opened for business.
1823 – Monroe Doctrine: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President James Monroe proclaims American neutrality in future European conflicts, and warns European powers not to interfere in the Americas.
1942 – World War II: During the Manhattan Project, a team led by Enrico Fermi initiates the first artificial self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.
In 1969, the Boeing 747 jumbo jet got its first public preview as 191 people, most of them reporters and photographers, flew from Seattle to New York City.
In 1970, the newly created Environmental Protection Agency opened its doors under its first director, William D. Ruckelshaus.
In 1980, four American churchwomen were raped and murdered in El Salvador. (Five national guardsmen were convicted in the killings.)
In 1982, in the first operation of its kind, doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center implanted a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Dr. Barney Clark, who lived 112 days with the device.
…and if today is your birthday, happy birthday to you! You share this special day with…
1931 – Wynton Kelly, American pianist and composer (d. 1971)
1946 – David Macaulay, English-American author and illustrator
Actress Cathy Lee Crosby is 75.
1948 – T. Coraghessan Boyle, American novelist and short story writer
1963 – Ann Patchett, American author
1968 – Lucy Liu, American actress and producer
International Tennis Hall of Famer Monica Seles is 46.
1978 – Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1981 – Britney Spears, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress