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Almanac - Monday 4/13/20

Peach Cobbler, by flickr user purdman1

It's Peach Cobbler Day...

Today is Monday, the 13th of April of 2020

It is the 104rd day of the year.

262 days remain until the end of the year.

68 days until summer begins

203 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(6 months and 21 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:35 am

and sunset will be at 7:46 pm.    

We will have 13 hours and 11 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:10 pm.

The first high tide was at 3:47 am

The first low tide will be at 10:50 am

and the next high tide at 6:27 pm.

and the final low tide at the Golden Gate will be at 11:06 pm.

(current phase of the moon)

Last Quarter Moon, tomorrow, Tuesday the 14th of April of 2020 at 3:56 pm

New Moon in 9 days on Wednesday the 22nd of April (That's Earth Day) of 2020 at 7:26 pm

First Quarter Moon in 17 days on Thursday the 30th of April of 2020 at 1:38 pm

Full Moon in 23 days on a Thursday the 7th of May of 2020 at 3:45 am

Today is...

Dyngus Day

Easter Monday

International Functional Neurological Disorder Awareness Day

National Make Lunch Count Day

National Peach Cobbler Day

Scrabble Day

Thomas Jefferson Day

Today is also...

Katyn Memorial Day in Poland

South and Southeast Asian New Year

Teacher's Day in Ecuador

Unfairly Prosecuted Persons Day in Slovakia

and Tonight is the sixth night of Passover

On this day in history...

1742 – George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland.

1870 – The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art is founded.

1958 – American pianist Van Cliburn is awarded first prize at the inaugural International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

1960 – The United States launches Transit 1-B, the world's first satellite navigation system.

1964 – At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for the 1963 film Lilies of the Field.

1970 – An oxygen tank aboard the Apollo 13 Service Module explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the Apollo command and service module (codenamed "Odyssey") while en route to the Moon.

1976 – The United States Treasury Department reintroduces the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson's 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration.

1997 – Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.

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

1570 – Guy Fawkes, English soldier, planned the Gunpowder Plot (probable;[7] d. 1606)

1743 – Thomas Jefferson, American lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the United States (d. 1826)

1828 – Josephine Butler, English feminist and social reformer (d. 1906)

1866 – Butch Cassidy, American criminal (d. 1908)

1901 – Jacques Lacan, French psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (d. 1981)

1906 – Samuel Beckett, Irish novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)

1907 – Harold Stassen, American lawyer and politician, 25th Governor of Minnesota (d. 2001)

1909 – Eudora Welty, American short story writer and novelist (d. 2001)

1919 – Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American activist, founded American Atheists (d. 1995)

1923 – Don Adams, American actor and director (d. 2005)

1924 – Jack T. Chick, American author, illustrator, and publisher (d. 2016)

1932 – Orlando Letelier, Chilean-American economist and politician, Chilean Minister of National Defense (d. 1976)

1939 – Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1940 – Lester Chambers, American singer and musician

1942 – Bill Conti, American composer and conductor

1944 – Jack Casady, American bass guitarist

1945 – Lowell George, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1979)

1946 – Al Green, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor

1951 – Max Weinberg, American drummer

1952 – Sam Bush, American mandolin player

1957 – Amy Goodman, American journalist and author

1963 – Garry Kasparov, Russian chess player and author

1982 – Nellie McKay, British-American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress