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Almanac - Monday 12/9/19

llamas, by flickr user Deb Watson

It's Llama Day!

Today is Monday, the 9th of December of 2019...

It is the 343rd day of the year. 

22 days remain until the end of the year.

12 days until winter begins

85 days until primaries

Tuesday March 03 2020

(2 months and 23 days from today)

329 days until Presidential Elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(10 months and 25 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:14 am 

and sunset will be at 4:51 pm.

Today, we will have 9 hours and 37 minutes of daily. 

The solar transit will be at 12:02 pm.

The first low tide was at 2:38 am 

The first high tide will be at 9:01 am 

The next low tide at 3:47 pm. 

and the final high tide at 10:37 pm.

The Moon is 92.3% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:286.59° WNW↑

Moon Altitude:-1.19°

Moon Distance:244846 mi

Next Moonrise:Today3:29 pm

Full Moon in 2 days on Wednesday, the 11th of December of 2019 at 9:12 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 9 days on Wednesday, the 18th of December of 2019 at 8:57 pm

New Moon in 16 days on Christmas Day Wednesday the 25th of December of 2019 at 9:13 pm

Annular Solar Eclipse

First Quarter Moon in 24 days on Thursday the 2nd of January of 2020 at 8:45 pm

Today is…

Christmas Card Day

Green Monday

International Anti-Corruption Day

International Day of Veterinary Medicine

National Llama Day

National Pastry Day

Weary Willie Day

World Techno Day

Today is also...

Anna's Day, marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve, as well as a Swedish name day, celebrating all people named Anna. Celebrated in Sweden and Finland

Armed Forces Day in Peru

Fatherland's Heroes Day in Russia

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Tanganyika from Britain in 1961. in Tanzania

International Anti-Corruption Day

National Heroes Day, formerly V.C. Bird Day. in Antigua and Barbuda

Navy Day in Sri Lanka

On this day in history...

1793 – New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster.

1851 – The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal.

1872 – In Louisiana, P. B. S. Pinchback becomes the first African-American governor of a U.S. state.

1965 – A Charlie Brown Christmas, first in a series of Peanuts television specials, debuts on CBS.

1968 – Douglas Engelbart gave what became known as "The Mother of All Demos", publicly debuting the computer mouse, hypertext, and the bit-mapped graphical user interface using the oN-Line System (NLS).

1979 – The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making smallpox the first of only two diseases that have been driven to extinction (rinderpest in 2011 being the other).

2008 – The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for crimes including attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

2016 – President Park Geun-hye of South Korea is impeached by the country's National Assembly in response to a major political scandal. Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn becomes Acting President, later declining to run for a full term.

2017 – The Marriage Amendment Bill receives royal assent and comes into effect, making Australia the 26th country to legalize same-sex marriage.

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

1883 – Joseph Pilates, German-American fitness expert, developed Pilates (d. 1967)

1886 – Clarence Birdseye, American businessman, founded Birds Eye (d. 1956)

1895 – Dolores Ibárruri, Spanish activist, journalist and politician (d. 1989)

1897 – Hermione Gingold, English actress and singer (d. 1987)

1898 – Emmett Kelly, American clown and actor (d. 1979)

1899 – Jean de Brunhoff, French author and illustrator (d. 1937)

1902 – Margaret Hamilton, American schoolteacher, actress and voice artist (d. 1985)

1905 – Dalton Trumbo, American author, screenwriter, and blacklistee (d. 1976)

1906 – Grace Hopper, American admiral and computer scientist, designed COBOL (d. 1992)

1909 – Douglas Fairbanks Jr., American captain, actor, and producer (d. 2000)

1912 – Tip O'Neill, American lawyer and politician, 55th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1994)

1922 – Redd Foxx, American actor (d. 1991)

1928 – Dick Van Patten, American actor (d. 2015)

1929 – John Cassavetes, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)

1929 – Bob Hawke, Australian union leader and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 2019)

1930 – Buck Henry, American actor, director, and screenwriter

1932 – Donald Byrd, American trumpet player and academic (d. 2013)

1933 – Ashleigh Brilliant, English-American author and illustrator

1933 – Morton Downey Jr., American singer-songwriter, actor, and talk show host (d. 2001)

1934 – Judi Dench, English actress

1934 – Junior Wells, American blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player (d. 1998)

1940 – Clancy Eccles, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)

1941 – Beau Bridges, American actor, director, and producer

1941 – Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)

1942 – Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1997)

1943 – Kenny Vance, American singer-songwriter and music producer

1944 – Neil Innes, English singer-songwriter

1946 – Sonia Gandhi, Italian-Indian politician

1950 – Joan Armatrading, Kittian-English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1953 – John Malkovich, American actor and producer

1954 – Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourger lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Luxembourg

1957 – Donny Osmond, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

1962 – Felicity Huffman, American actress and producer

1966 – Kirsten Gillibrand, American lawyer and politician

1967 – Joshua Bell, American violinist and conductor

1969 – Jakob Dylan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist