Today is Edible Book Day...
Today is Wednesday, the 1st of April of 2020
It is the 92st day of the year.
274 days remain until the end of the year.
It is not only the first day of the second quarter of the year, but it is also the midway point of the first half of the year.
80 days until summer begins
216 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(7 months and 2 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:53 am
and sunset will be at 7:35 pm.
Today we will have 12 hours and 42 minutes of daylight
The solar transit will be at 1:14 pm.
The first high tide will be at 5:19 am
and the next high tide at 8:34 pm.
The only low tide of the day will be at 12:37 pm.
The Moon is 50.8% visible
Moon Direction:321.38° NW↑
Moon Distance: 238439 mi
Next Full Moon: Tuesday April 7, 2020 at 7:35 pm
Next New Moon: Wednesday April 22, 2020 at 7:25 pm
Next Moonrise: Today at 12:23 pm
April Fools' Day
Assyrian New Year
Boomer Bonus Day
Fossil Fools Day
Global Day of the Engineer
International Edible Book Festival
International Fun at Work Day
International Tatting Day
Lupus Alert Day
National Atheist's Day
National Day of Hope
National Jump in Muddy Puddles Day
National Love for our Children Day
National One Cent Day
National Sourdough Bread Day
National Trombone Players Day
Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
Poetry and the Creative Mind Day
Reading is Funny Day
Sorry Charlie Day
St. Stupid Day
US Air Force Academy Day
Whole Grain Sampling Day
Today is also…
Sizdah Be-dar, celebrated on the 13th day after vernal equinox. (Iran)
Veneralia was held on April 1 during Ancient Rome
Odisha Day (Odisha, India)
Arbor Day (Tanzania)
Civil Service Day (Thailand)
Cyprus National Day (Cyprus)
Fossil Fools Day
Kha b-Nisan, the Assyrian New Year (Assyrian people)
National Civil Service Day (Thailand)
On this day in history…
33 – According to one historian's account, Jesus Christ's Last Supper is held
1854 – Charles Dickens' novel Hard Times begins serialisation in his magazine Household Words.
1891 – The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
1960 – The TIROS-1 satellite transmits the first television picture from space
1970 – President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General's warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertising on television and radio in the United States, effective 1 January 1971.
1976 – Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in Cupertino, California, USA.
1997 – Comet Hale–Bopp is seen passing at perihelion.
1999 – Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
2001 – Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, the first contemporary country to allow it.
2004 – Google announces Gmail to the public.
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1815 – Otto von Bismarck, German lawyer and politician, 1st Chancellor of the German Empire (d. 1898)
1873 – Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1943)
1883 – Lon Chaney, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1930)
1895 – Alberta Hunter, African-American singer-songwriter and nurse (d. 1984)
1901 – Whittaker Chambers, American journalist and spy (d. 1961)
1920 – Toshiro Mifune, Japanese actor (d. 1997)
1922 – William Manchester, American historian and author (d. 2004)
1926 – Anne McCaffrey, American-Irish author (d. 2011)
1929 – Milan Kundera, Czech-born novelist, poet, and playwright
1932 – Debbie Reynolds, Scottish-Irish American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2016)
1934 – Vladimir Posner, French-American journalist and radio host
1939 – Ali MacGraw, American model and actress
1942 – Samuel R. Delany, American author and critic
1942 – Richard D. Wolff, American economist and academic
1948 – Jimmy Cliff, Jamaican singer and musician
1949 – Gil Scott-Heron, American singer-songwriter and author (d. 2011)
1961 – Susan Boyle, Scottish singer
1973 – Rachel Maddow, American journalist and author
1976 – David Oyelowo, English actor
1982 – Taran Killam, American actor, voice artist, comedian, and writer