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Almanac - Wednesday 4/8/20

he would soften the bread in the bath, by flickr user Andrew Smith

It's Draw A Picture of a Bird Day...

Today is Wednesday, the 8th of April of 2020,

It is the 99th day of the year.

73 days until summer begins

267 days remain until the end of the year.

208 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

6 months and 25 days from today

The sun will rises at 6:43 am

and sunset will be at 7:41 pm.    

Today we will have 12 hours and 58 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:12 pm.

The first high tide was at 12:16 am

The first low tide will be at 6:14 am

and the next high tide at 12:47 pm.

and the final low tide reaches the Golden Gate at 6:21 pm.

Moon: 99.6%, still a full moon


Full Pink Moon

This full Moon heralded the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It has also been called the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.

Moon Direction:234.51° SW↑

Moon Altitude:29.21°

Moon Distance:222100 mi

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

Next Full Moon: May 7, 2020 3:45 am

Next Moonset: Today 7:25 am

Last Quarter Moon in 6 days on Tuesday the 14th of April of 2020 at 3:56 pm

New Moon in 14 days on Wednesday the 22nd of April of 2020, Earth Day, at 7:26 pm

First Quarter Moon in 22 days on Thursday the 30th of April of 2020 at 1:38 pm

and the next Full Moon in 28 days on a Thursday the 7th of May of 2020 at 3:45 am

Today is...

National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

Dog Farting Awareness Day

Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

Holy Wednesday

International Day of Pink

International Feng Shui Awareness Day

National All is Ours Day

National Empanada Day

Step into the Spotlight! Day

Trading Cards For Grown-ups Day

Zoo Lovers Day

Today is also...

The first night Passover begining tonight at Sundown at 7:41 pm.    

Buddha's Birthday, also known as Hana Matsuri, "Flower Festival" in Japan

International Romani Day

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

1859 – Edmund Husserl, German Jewish-Austrian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1938)

1892 – Mary Pickford, Canadian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded United Artists (d. 1979)

1896 – Yip Harburg, American composer (d. 1981)

1912 – Sonja Henie, Norwegian-American figure skater and actress (d. 1969)

1918 – Betty Ford, American wife of Gerald Ford, 40th First Lady of the United States (d. 2011)

1919 – Ian Smith, Zimbabwean lieutenant and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Rhodesia (d. 2007)

1922 – Carmen McRae, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress (d. 1994)

1926 – Shecky Greene, American actor

1929 – Jacques Brel, Belgian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1978)

1938 – Kofi Annan, Ghanaian economist and diplomat, 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations (d. 2018)

1944 – Odd Nerdrum, Swedish-Norwegian painter and illustrator

1946 – Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (d. 1999)

1947 – Tom DeLay, American lawyer and politician

1955 – Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist, essayist and poet

1963 – Julian Lennon, English singer-songwriter

1964 – Biz Markie, American rapper, producer, and actor

1968 – Patricia Arquette, French-Canadian Russian/Polish Jewish-American actress and director

1968 – Tracy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

And on this day in history...

1730 – Shearith Israel, the first synagogue in New York City, is dedicated.

1820 – The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Milos.

1913 – The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law.

1935 – The Works Progress Administration is formed when the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 becomes law.

1959 – A team of computer manufacturers, users, and university people led by Grace Hopper meets to discuss the creation of a new programming language that would be called COBOL.

1974 – At Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 39-year-old record.

1975 – Frank Robinson manages the major league baseball team in Cleveland in his first game as major league baseball's first African American manager.

1992 – Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.

2004 – War in Darfur: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.