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Almanac - Tuesday 4/7/20

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It's a Pink Moon today...

Today is Tuesday, the 7th of April of 2020.

It is the 98th day of the year. 

268 days remain until the end of the year.

75 days until summer begins

209 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 03 2020

6 months and 27 days from today

The sun rises at 6:44 am 

and sunset will be at 7:40 pm.

We will have 12 hours and 56 minutes of daylight. 

The solar transit will be at 1:12 pm.

The first low tide was at 5:25 am 

and the next low tide at 5:39 pm. 

The only high tide of the day will be at 11:50 am.

It is a Full Moon

7th of April of 2020 at 7:35 pm

It's a Super Moon, when the moon is closest to the earth

It's a Pink Moon

It's the brightest moon of the year

Last Quarter Moon in 7 days 14th of April of 2020 at 3:56 pm

New Moon in 15 days 22th of April of 2020 at 7:26 pm

First Quarter Moon in 23 days 30th of April of 2020 at 1:38 pm

Tomorrow Wednesday April 8 will be the first night of Passover

Today is...

Empowered Women Entrepreneurs Day

Holy Tuesday

International Beaver Day

International Snailpapers Day

Metric System Day

National Beer Day

National Coffee Cake Day

National Making The First Move Day

National No Housework Day

National Pet Health Insurance Day

Public Television Day

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action

World Health Day

World Health Organization Day

Today is also...

Flag Day in Slovenia

Genocide Memorial Day in Rwanda

Motherhood and Beauty Day in Armenia

Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume Day in Tanzania

Women's Day in Mozambique

On this day in history...

1805 – German composer Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his Third Symphony, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

1827 – John Walker, an English chemist, sells the first friction match that he had invented the previous year.

1829 – Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saints movement, commences translation of the Book of Mormon, with Oliver Cowdery as his scribe.

1906 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.

1922 – The United States Secretary of the Interior leases federal petroleum reserves to private oil companies on excessively generous terms.

1927 – The first long-distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover).

1933 – Prohibition in the United States is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, eight months before the ratification of the XXI amendment. (Now celebrated as National Beer Day in the United States.)

1940 – Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.

1948 – The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.

1949 – The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific opened on Broadway; it would run for 1,925 performances and win ten Tony Awards.

1964 – IBM announces the System/360.

1969 – The Internet's symbolic birth date: Publication of RFC 1.

1978 – Development of the neutron bomb is canceled by President Jimmy Carter.

2001 – Mars Odyssey is launched.

And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You Share this special day with...

1770 – William Wordsworth, English poet (d. 1850)

1860 – Will Keith Kellogg, American businessman, founded the Kellogg Company (d. 1951)

1890 – Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American journalist and activist (d. 1998)

1893 – Allen Dulles, American lawyer and diplomat, 5th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1969)

1897 – Walter Winchell, American journalist and radio host (d. 1972)

1908 – Percy Faith, Canadian composer, conductor, and bandleader (d. 1976)

1915 – Billie Holiday, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1959)

1920 – Ravi Shankar, Indian-American sitar player and composer (d. 2012)

1922 – Mongo Santamaría, Cuban-American drummer (d. 2003)

1927 – Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian-American drummer, educator, and activist (d. 2003)

1928 – James Garner, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2014)

1931 – Daniel Ellsberg, American activist and author

1933 – Wayne Rogers, American actor, investor, and producer (d. 2015)

1935 – Bobby Bare, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1935 – Hodding Carter III, American journalist and politician, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs

1938 – Jerry Brown, American lawyer and politician, 34th and 39th Governor of California

1938 – Spencer Dryden, American drummer (d. 2005)

1938 – Freddie Hubbard, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2008)

1939 – Francis Ford Coppola, American director, producer, and screenwriter

1939 – David Frost, English journalist and game show host (d. 2013)

1948 – John Oates, American singer-songwriter guitarist, and producer

1951 – Janis Ian, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 – Jackie Chan, Hong Kong martial artist, actor, stuntman, director, producer, and screenwriter

1964 – Russell Crowe, New Zealand-Australian actor