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Almanac - Thursday 4/2/20

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nomnomnom, by flickr user Katheirne Hitt

It's Peanut Butter And Jelly Day...

Today is Thursday, the 2nd of April of 2020.

It is the 93rd day of the year.

273 days remain until the end of the year

79 days until summer begins

215 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 03 2020

(7 months and 1 day from today)

The sun rises at 6:51 am 

and sunset will be at 7:36 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 45 minutes of daylight

The solar transit will be at 1:13 pm.

The first low tide was at 12:54 am 

and the next low tide will be at 1:43 pm.

The first high tide will be at 6:33 am 

and the final high tide at 9:21 pm.

Moon: 61.3%

Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:310.36° NW↑

Moon Altitude:-11.66°

Moon Distance: 234777 mi

Next Full Moon: Tuesday Apr 7, 2020 at 7:35 pm

Next New Moon: Wednesday Apr 22, 2020 at 7:25 pm

Next Moonrise: Today at 1:25 pm

Today is…

International Fact-Checking Day

National Burrito Day

National Ferret Day

National Love your Produce Manager Day

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Reconciliation Day

Today is also…

International Children's Book Day

Thai Heritage Conservation Day

Unity of Peoples of Russia and Belarus Day

World Autism Awareness Day

On this day in history…

1792 – The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.

1800 – Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna..

1902 – "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles.

1930 – After the mysterious death of Empress ZewdituHaile Selassie is proclaimed emperor of Ethiopia.

1956 – As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiere on CBS. The two soaps become the first daytime dramas to debut in the 30-minute format.

1972 – Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s.

1973 – Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.

1982 – Falklands WarArgentina invades the Falkland Islands.

1991 – Rita Johnston becomes the first female Premier of a Canadian province when she succeeds William Vander Zalm (who had resigned) as Premier of British Columbia.

…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this special day with…

742 – Charlemagne, Frankish king (d. 814)

1805 – Hans Christian Andersen, Danish novelist, short story writer, and poet (d. 1875)

1840 – Émile Zola, French novelist, playwright, journalist (d. 1902)

1891 – Max Ernst, German painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 1976)

1908 – Buddy Ebsen, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)

1914 – Alec Guinness, English actor (d. 2000)

1920 – Jack Webb, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)

1928 – Serge Gainsbourg, French singer-songwriter, actor, and director (d. 1991)

1934 – Carl Kasell, American journalist and game show host (d. 2018)

1939 – Marvin Gaye, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)

1941 – Dr. Demento, American radio host

1942 – Leon Russell, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2016)

1943 – Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist (d. 2017)

1945 – Anne Waldman, American poet

1947 – Emmylou Harris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947 – Camille Paglia, American author and critic

1965 – Rodney King, American victim of police brutality (d. 2012)

1977 – Michael Fassbender, German-Irish actor and producer