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Almanac - Tuesday 4/21/20

Tea, by flickr user Laurel F

It's Tea Day....

Today is Tuesday, the 21st of April of 2020.

It is the 112th day of the year

254 days remain until the end of the year.

60 days until summer begins

196 days until election day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(6 months and 13 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:25 am

and sunset will be at 7:53 pm.

The first low tide was at 5:28 am

and the next low tide at 5:19 pm.

The first high tide will be at 11:46 am

and the final high tide at the Golden Gate rolls in tonight at 11:47 pm.

We will have 13 hours and 28 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:09 pm.

Moon: 2.5%

Waning Crescent

New Moon tomorrow Wednesday the 22nd of April of 2020 at 7:26 pm

First Quarter Moon in 9 days on a Thursday the 30th of April of 2020 at 1:38 pm

Full Moon in 16 days on Thursday the 7th of May of 2020 at 3:45 am

Last Quarter Moon in 22 days on Thursday the 14th of May of 2020 at 7:03 am

Today is...

Big Word Day

Bulldogs are Beautiful Day

Keep Off the Grass Day

Kindergarten Day

National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day

National Yellow Bat Day

San Jacinto Day

as it was on this day in 1836 – during the Texas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto: Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.

Thank You for Libraries Day

Tuna Rights Day

World Creativity and Innovation Day

Today is also...

Civil Service Day in India

Grounation Day in the Rastafari movement

as it was on this day in 1966 – Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.

Heroic Defense of Veracruz in Mexico

Kang Pan-sok's Birthday in North Korea

Kartini Day in Indonesia

Local Self Government Day in Russia

National Tea Day in the United Kingdom

National Tree Planting Day in Kenya

Queen's Official Birthday on the Falkland Islands

Tiradentes' Day in Brazil

Book Day in Vietnam

On this day in history...

1934 – The "Surgeon's Photograph", the most famous photo allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster, is published in the Daily Mail (in 1999, it is revealed to be a hoax).

1960 – Brasília, Brazil's capital, is officially inaugurated. At 09:30, the Three Powers of the Republic are simultaneously transferred from the old capital, Rio de Janeiro.

1962 – The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World's Fair in the United States since World War II.

1977 – Annie opens on Broadway.

1982 – Baseball: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.

1989 – Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.

2014 – The American city of Flint, Michigan switches its water source to the Flint River, beginning the ongoing Flint water crisis which has caused lead poisoning in up to 12,000 people, and 15 deaths from Legionnaires disease, ultimately leading to criminal indictments against 15 people, five of whom have been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you!  You share this day with…

1816 – Charlotte Brontë, Cornish-English novelist and poet (d. 1855)

1838 – John Muir, Scottish-American environmentalist and author (d. 1914)

1864 – Max Weber, German economist and sociologist (d. 1920)

1889 – Efrem Zimbalist, Sr., Russian-American violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1985)

1905 – Pat Brown, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Governor of California (d. 1996)

1915 – Anthony Quinn, Mexican-American actor (d. 2001)

1924 – Ira Louvin, American singer-songwriter and mandolin player (d. 1965)

1926 – Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and her other realms

1932 – Slide Hampton, African-American trombonist and composer

1932 – Elaine May, American actress, comedian, director, and screenwriter

1939 – Sister Helen Prejean, American nun, activist, and author

1947 – Iggy Pop, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1970 – Glen Hansard, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor