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Almanac - Monday 4/27/20

DSC09607, by flickr user Oleg Green

It's Kids And Pets Day, and Pet Parents Day...

Today is Monday, the 27th of April of 2020.

It is the 118th day of the year.

248 days remain until the end of the year.

54 days until summer begins

190 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(6 months and 7 days from today)

The sun rises San Francisco at 6:17 am

and sunset will be at 7:59 pm.    

We will have 13 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.

The solar noon will be at 1:08 pm.

The first high tide will be at 2:06 am

and the next high tide at 4:38 pm.

The first low tide will be at 8:59 am

and the next low tide at 8:46 pm.

The Moon is 17.5% visible

Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction:4.82° N↑

Moon Altitude:-29.76°

Moon Distance:243844 mi

Next Moonrise: Today 9:25 am

First Quarter Moon in 3 days on Thursday the 30th of April of 2020 at 1:38 pm

Full Moon in 10 days on Thursday the 7th of May of 2020 at 3:45 am

Last Quarter Moon in 17 days also on a Thursday 14th of May of 2020 at 7:03 am

New Moon in 24 days on a Friday the 22st of May of 2020 at 10:39 am

Today is...

Alien Day

Audubon Day

Get Organized Day

Hug a Friend Day

Hug an Australian Day

International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day

1986 – The city of Pripyat and surrounding areas are evacuated due to Chernobyl disaster.

Mother, Father Deaf Day

National Dissertation Day

National Help a Horse Day

National Kids and Pets Day

National Pet Parent's Day

National Pretzel Day

National Richter Scale Day

National Static Cling Day

World Intellectual Property Day

World Pinhole Photography Day

Today is also...

Day of Russian Parliamentarism in Russia

1906 – The State Duma of the Russian Empire meets for the first time.

Day of the Uprising Against the Occupying Forces in Slovenia

1941 – World War II: The Communist Party of Slovenia, the Slovene Christian Socialists, the left-wing Slovene Sokols (also known as "National Democrats") and a group of progressive intellectuals establish the Liberation Front of the Slovene Nation.

Flag Day in Moldova

Freedom Day in South Africa

1994 – South African general election: The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote. The Interim Constitution comes into force.

UnFreedom Day in South Africa, unofficial

a counter-holiday observing that the poor in South Africa are still at the bottom of society

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Sierra Leone from United Kingdom in 1961.

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Togo from France in 1960.

King's Day in the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten

National Veterans' Day in Finland

On this day in history...

1667 – Blind and impoverished, John Milton sells Paradise Lost to a printer for £10, so that it could be entered into the Stationers' Register.

1861 – American President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.

Habeas corpus; Medieval Latin meaning "[we, a Court, command] that you have the body [of the detainee brought before us]") is a recourse in law through which a person can report an unlawful detention or imprisonment to a court and request that the court order the custodian of the person, usually a prison official, to bring the prisoner to court, to determine whether the detention is lawful.

1865 – The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state's land grant institution.

1936 – The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.

1967 – Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the world. It opens to the public the next day.

1974 – Ten thousand march in Washington, D.C., calling for the impeachment of U.S. President Richard Nixon.

1981 – Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.

2018 – The Panmunjom Declaration is signed by the two Koreas, officially declaring their intentions to end of the Korean conflict.

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

1759 – Mary Wollstonecraft, English philosopher, historian, and novelist (d. 1797)

1791 – Samuel Morse, American painter and inventor, co-invented the Morse code (d. 1872)

1822 – Ulysses S. Grant, American general and politician, 18th President of the United States (d. 1885)

1891 – Sergei Prokofiev, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1953)

1894 – Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1995)

1896 – Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1963)

1898 – Ludwig Bemelmans, Italian-American author and illustrator (d. 1962)

1899 – Walter Lantz, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and actor (d. 1994)

1922 – Jack Klugman, American actor (d. 2012)

1927 – Coretta Scott King, African-American activist and author (d. 2006)

1931 – Igor Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist and educator

1932 – Pik Botha, South African lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 8th South African Ambassador to the United States (d. 2018)

1932 – Casey Kasem, American disc jockey, music historian, radio celebrity, and voice actor; co-created American Top 40 (d. 2014)

1939 – Judy Carne, English actress and comedian (d. 2015)

1942 – Jim Keltner, American drummer

1944 – Herb Pedersen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1945 – August Wilson, American author and playwright (d. 2005)

1947 – Ann Peebles, American soul singer-songwriter

1959 – Sheena Easton, Scottish-American singer-songwriter, actress, and producer

1969 – Cory Booker, African-American lawyer and politician

1988 – Lizzo (Melissa Jefferson), US singer/rapper