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 Direction:135.52° SE↑
Moon Distance: 244340 mi
Next Moonset: Today 12:58 pm
22th of April of 2020 at 7:26 pm
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First Quarter Moon
30th of April of 2020 at 1:38 pm
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7th of May of 2020 at 3:45 am
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Last Quarter Moon
14th of May of 2020 at 7:03 am
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Jackie Robinson 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 Carolina, Ella 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.
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