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Almanac - Thursday 4/16/20

"Do you work in your pajamas all day?" "Uhh, yes.", by flickr user Elizabeth K. Joseph

It's Work In Your Pajamas Day...

Today s Thursday, the 16th of April of 2020.

It is the 107th day of the year.

259 days remain until the end of the year.

65 days until summer begins

201 days until Tuesday November 03 2020

(6 months and 18 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:31 am 

and sunset will be at 7:48 pm.

We will have 13 hours and 17 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:09 pm.

The first low tide will be at 1:51 am 

and the next low tide at 2:09 pm.

The first high tide will be at 7:16 am 

and the next high tide at 9:28 pm.

The Moon is 35.0% visible; a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: 126.79° SE↑

Moon Altitude: 10.96°

Moon Distance: 247242 mi

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

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

Next Moonset: Today 1:58 pm

College Student Grief Awareness Day

Today is…

Day of the Mushroom

Foursquare Day

Get to Know Your Customers Day

International Pizza Cake Day

National Ask An Atheist Day

National Bean Counters' Day

National D.A.R.E. Day

National Eggs Benedict Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day

National High Five Day

National Librarian Day

National Orchid Day

National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day

Save The Elephant Day

Support Teen Literature Day

Teach Your Daughter to Volunteer Day

World Semicolon Day

Today is also…

Birthday of José de Diego in Puerto Rico

Birthday of Queen Margrethe II in Denmark

Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C.

Memorial Day for the Victims of the Holocaust in Hungary

Remembrance of Chemical Attack on Balisan and Sheikh Wasan in Iraqi Kurdistan

World Voice Day

On this day in history…

1908 – Natural Bridges National Monument is established in Utah.

1910 – The oldest existing indoor ice hockey arena still used for the sport in the 21st century, Boston Arena, opens for the first time.

1912 – Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.

1919 – Mohandas Gandhi organizes a day of "prayer and fasting" in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by the British colonial troops three days earlier.

1943 – Albert Hofmann accidentally discovers the hallucinogenic effects of the research drug LSD. He intentionally takes the drug three days later on April 19.

1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation.

And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share your special day with…

1889 – Charlie Chaplin, English actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (d. 1977)

1908 – Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman and activist (d. 2004)

1918 – Spike Milligan, Irish actor, comedian, and writer (d. 2002)

1921 – Peter Ustinov, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1922 – Kingsley Amis, English novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1995)

1924 – Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (d. 1994)

1930 – Herbie Mann, American flute player and composer (d. 2003)

1933 – Ike Pappas, American journalist and actor (d. 2008)

1935 – Bobby Vinton, American singer

1939 – Dusty Springfield, English singer and record producer (d. 1999)

1946 – Margot Adler, American journalist and author (d. 2014)

1946 – R. Carlos Nakai, American flute player

1947 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, American basketball player and coach

1947 – Gerry Rafferty, Scottish singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

1963 – Jimmy Osmond, American singer (The Osmonds)

1971 – Selena, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer (d. 1995)

1972 – Tracy K. Smith, American poet and educator

1993 – Chance the Rapper, American rapper