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Almanac - Wednesday 5/6/20

Nurses Lt. Col. Patricia Coburn reviews educational material with Spc. Jona' Cabell, at Kenner Army Health Clinic's active duty clinic. (Photo by Kathryn Weigel), by flickr user Army Medicine

Today is Nurses Day...

Today is Wednesday, the 6th of May of 2020

May 6 is the 127th day of the year.

239 days remain until the end of the year.

45 days until summer begins

181 days until Tuesday November 3, 2020

(5 months and 29 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:07 am 

and sunset will be at 8:07 pm.

Tomorrow we will have 14 hours of sun.

The solar transit will be at 1:07 pm.

The first low tide will be at 5:14 am 

and the next low tide at 5:06 pm.

The first high tide will be at 11:52 am 

and the next high tide at 11:35 pm.

We’ll have a Full Moon tomorrow, Thursday the 7th of May of 2020 at 3:45 am.

The May full moon is called the Full Flower Moon.  Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. This month’s moon is also called the Corn Planting Moon, the Milk Moon, the Mother’s Moon, and the Frog Moon.


Last Quarter Moon in 8 days on the 14th of May of 2020 at 7:03 am

New Moon in 16 days on the 22nd of May of 2020 at 10:39 am

First Quarter Moon in 23 days on the 29th of May of 2020 at 8:30 pm

Today is…

Bike To School Day

Great American Grump Out

International No Diet Day

Joseph Brackett Day

National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day

National Beverage Day

National Crêpe Suzette Day

National Nurses Day

National School Nurse Day

National Tourist Appreciation Day

No Homework Day

Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day

Today is also…

Day of Bravery, also known as Gergyovden in Bulgaria

Đurđevdan  for the Gorani Roma people

Police Day in Georgia

Yuri's Day in the Spring in the Russian Orthodox Church

Martyrs' Day in Gabon, Lebanon and Syria

Teachers' Day in Jamaica

The first day of Hıdırellez in Turkey

On this day in history…

1840 – The Penny Black postage stamp becomes valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.

1915 – Babe Ruth, then a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, hits his first major league home run.

1935 – New Deal: Under the authority of the newly-enacted Federal Emergency Relief Administration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issues Executive Order 7034 to create the Works Progress Administration.[2]

1937 – Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.

1940 – John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.

1949 – EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital stored-program computer, runs its first operation.

1954 – Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.

1998 – Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his fifth career start.

1999 – The first elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly are held.

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

1856 – Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and psychoanalyst (d. 1939)

1895 – Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (d. 1926)

1904 – Moshé Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and academic (d. 1984)

1915 – Orson Welles, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1985)

1931 – Willie Mays, American baseball player and coach

1937 – Rubin Carter, American-Canadian boxer (d. 2014)

1942 – Ariel Dorfman, Argentinian author, playwright, and academic

1945 – Jimmie Dale Gilmore, American country singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and producer

1945 – Bob Seger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1953 – Tony Blair, British politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1961 – George Clooney, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1983 – Gabourey Sidibe, American actress

2019 – Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, British royal