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Almanac - Wednesday 4/15/20

Jackie Robinson Program, by flickr user Willis Lam

It's Jackie Robinson Day!

Today is Wednesday, the 15th of April of 2020

It is the 106th day of the year

260 days remain until the end of the year.

66 days until summer begins

202 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3 2020

(6 months and 19 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:33 am 

and sunset will be at 7:47 pm.

Today we will have 13 hours and 14 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:10 pm.

the first low tide was at 12:36 am 

and the next low tide will be at 1:09 pm.

The first high tide will be at 6:00 am 

and the next high tide at 8:42 pm.

Moon: 44.7%

Third Quarter

Moon Direction:135.52° SE↑

Moon Altitude:14.82°

Moon Distance: 244340 mi

Next Moonset: Today 12:58 pm

New Moon

22th of April of 2020 at 7:26 pm

in 8 days

First Quarter Moon

30th of April of 2020 at 1:38 pm

in 15 days

Full Moon

7th of May of 2020 at 3:45 am

in 22 days

Last Quarter Moon

14th of May of 2020 at 7:03 am

in 29 days

Today is…

Anime Day


Jackie Robinson Day

McDonald's Day

Microvolunteering Day

National Banana Day

National Bookmobile Day

National Glazed Spiral Ham Day

National Griper's Day

National Laundry Day

National Rubber Eraser Day

National That Sucks Day

School Librarians' Day

Take a Wild Guess Day

Titanic Remembrance Day

Today is also…

Day of the Sun (North Korea)

Father Damien Day (Hawaii)

Hillsborough Disaster Memorial (Liverpool, England)

One Boston Day (United States)

Poila Boishakh (Bengali New Year)

Tax Day, the official deadline for filing an individual tax return (or requesting an extension). (United States, Philippines)

Universal Day of Culture

World Art Day

On this day in history…

1755 – Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London.

1892 – The General Electric Company is formed.

1923 – Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.

1924 – Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.

1947 – Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color line

1960 – At Shaw University in Raleigh, North CarolinaElla Baker leads a conference that results in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, one of the principal organizations of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

2019 – The cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris in France is seriously damaged by a large fire.

And if

1452 – Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect (d. 1519)

1469 – Guru Nanak, the first Sikh guru (d. 1539)

1688 – Johann Friedrich Fasch, German violinist and composer (d. 1758)

1843 – Henry James, American novelist, short story writer, and critic (d. 1916)

1858 – Émile Durkheim, French sociologist, psychologist, and philosopher (d. 1917)

1894 – Nikita Khrushchev, Russian general and politician, 7th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1971)

1894 – Bessie Smith, African-American singer and actress (d. 1937)

1904 – Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1948)

1912 – Kim Il-sung, North Korean general and politician, 1st Supreme Leader of North Korea (d. 1994)

1922 – Harold Washington, American lawyer and politician, 51st Mayor of Chicago (d. 1987)

1924 – Neville Marriner, English violinist and conductor (d. 2016)

1933 – Roy Clark, American musician and television personality (d. 2018)

1933 – Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress and producer (d. 1995)

1944 – Dave Edmunds, Welsh singer, guitarist, and producer

1949 – Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer-songwriter and actress

1951 – Heloise, American journalist and author

1955 – Dodi Fayed, Egyptian film producer (d. 1997)

1982 – Seth Rogen, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1990 – Emma Watson, English actress