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Almanac - Monday 4/6/20

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Loki, by flickr user master phillip

It's Siamese Cat day...

Today is Monday, the 6th of April of 2020,

It is the 97th day of the year.

269 days remain until the end of the year.

75 days until summer begins

211 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(6 months and 28 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:45 am

and sunset will be at 7:39 pm.    

We will have 12 hours and 54 minutes of sun.

The solar transit will be at 1:12 pm.

The first low tide will be at 4:38 am

and the next low tide at 4:57 pm.

The first high tide will be at 10:53 am

and the next high tide at 11:41 pm.

The Moon is 95.8% visible

Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction: 264.35° W↑

Moon Altitude: 17.66°

Moon Distance: 222746 mi

Next Full Moon: Tomorrow Tuesday April 7, 2020 at 7:35 pm

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

Next Moonset: Today 6:17 am

Today is…

Army Day

Church of Latter Day Saints Day

1830 – Church of Christ, the original church of the Latter Day Saint movement, is organized by Joseph Smith and others at either Fayette or Manchester, New York.

Drowsy Drivers Awareness Day

Fresh Tomato Day

Holy Monday

Jump Over Things Day

National Caramel Popcorn Day

National Fun Day

National Siamese Cat Day

National Student Athlete Day

National Tartan Day

National Twinkie Day

New Beer's Eve

Plan Your Epitaph Day

Sweet Potato Day

Teflon Day

World Table Tennis Day

Today is also…

Chakri Day, commemorating the establishment of the Chakri dynasty. (Thailand)

1782 – King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) of Siam (modern day Thailand) establishes the Chakri dynasty.

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

National Fisherman Day (Indonesia)

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

1483 – Raphael, Italian painter and architect (d. 1520)

1926 – Ian Paisley, Northern Irish evangelical minister and politician, 2nd First Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 2014)

1926 – Randy Weston, American jazz pianist and composer (d. 2018)

1927 – Gerry Mulligan, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 1996)

1929 – André Previn, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2019)

1931 – Ram Dass, American author and educator (d. 2019)

1931 – Ivan Dixon, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)

1937 – Merle Haggard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)

1937 – Billy Dee Williams, American actor, singer, and writer

1941 – Phil Austin, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

1952 – Marilu Henner, Greek-Polish American actress and author

1956 – Michele Bachmann, American lawyer and politician

1958 – Graeme Base, Australian author and illustrator

And on this day in history…

1712 – The New York Slave Revolt of 1712 begins near Broadway.

1895 – Oscar Wilde is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel, London, after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.

1929 – Huey P. Long, Governor of Louisiana, is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives.

1930 – At the end of the Salt March, Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, "With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire."

1947 – The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement.

1965 – Launch of Early Bird, the first commercial communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.

1968 – Pierre Elliott Trudeau wins the Liberal Leadership Election, and becomes Prime Minister of Canada soon after.

1973 – The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.

1974 – The Swedish pop band ABBA wins the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Waterloo", launching their international career.