Almanac - Wednesday 4/29/20
It's Guide Dog Day...
Today is Wednesday, the 29th of April of 2020
It is the 120th day of the year.
246 days remain until the end of the year.
188 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(6 months and 6 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:15 am
and sunset will be at 8:00 pm.
We will have 13 hours and 45 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:07 pm.
The first high tide was at 3:41 am
and the next high tide at 6:53 pm.
The first low tide will be at 10:51 am
and the final low tide at the Golden Gate at 11:15 pm.
First Quarter Moon tomorrow Thursday the 30th of April of 2020 at 1:38 pm
Full Moon in 8 days on Thursday the 7th of May of 2020 at 3:45 am
Last Quarter Moon in 15 days on Thursday the 14th of May of 2020 at 7:03 am
New Moon in 22 days on Friday 22nd of May of 2020 at 10:39 am
World Wish Day
Today is also…
On this day in history…
1968 – The controversial musical Hair, a product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, opens at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, with some of its songs becoming anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement.
1992 – Riots in Los Angeles, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 63 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
2015 – A baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox sets the all-time low attendance mark for Major League Baseball. Zero fans were in attendance for the game, as the stadium was officially closed to the public due to the 2015 Baltimore protests.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1895 – Malcolm Sargent, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1967)
1922 – Toots Thielemans, Belgian guitarist and harmonica player (d. 2016)
1929 – Jeremy Thorpe, English lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1931 – Lonnie Donegan, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
1933 – Rod McKuen, American singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2015)
1933 – Willie Nelson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1938 – Klaus Voormann, German artist, bass player, and producer
1947 – Tommy James, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1954 – Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian, actor, and producer
1955 – Kate Mulgrew, American actress
1958 – Eve Plumb, American actress