The Diamond Sutra, the oldest book in the world, is printed on this day in 868 AD...
Today is Monday, the 11th of May of 2020,
is the 132st day of the year.
234 days remain until the end of the year.
40 days until summer begins
176 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(5 months and 23 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:02 am
and the sun will set at 8:11 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 9 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:06 pm.
the first high tide was at 2:23 am
and the next high tide will be at 4:56 pm.
The first low tide will be at 9:21 am
and the next low tide at 9:32 pm.
The Moon is 79.7% visible
a Waning Gibbous moon
Moon Direction: 179.88° S↑
Moon Altitude: 27.44°
Moon Distance: 236545 mi
Next New Moon: May 22, 2020 10:38 am
Next Full Moon: June 5, 2020 12:12 pm
Next Moonset: Today 9:46 am
Eat What You Want Day
Hostess CupCake Day
National Twilight Zone Day
National Women's Check-Up Day
World Ego Awareness Day
National Technology Day in India
Statehood Day in Minnesota
Vietnam Human Rights Day in Vietnam
On this day in history…
868 – A copy of the Diamond Sutra is printed in China, making it the oldest known dated printed book.
1858 – Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd state of the United States.
1894 – Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike.
1963 – Racist bombings in Birmingham, Alabama, disrupt nonviolence in the Birmingham campaign and precipitate a crisis involving federal troops.
1997 – Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with..
1888 – Irving Berlin, Belarusian-American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
1894 – Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1991)
1901 – Rose Ausländer, Ukrainian-English poet and author (d. 1988)
1901 – Gladys Rockmore Davis, American painter (d. 1967)
1902 – Edna Ernestine Kramer, American mathematician (d. 1984)
1904 – Salvador Dalí, Spanish artist (d. 1989)
1905 – Lise de Baissac, Mauritian-born SOE agent, war hero (d. 2004)
1905 – Catherine Bauer Wurster, American architect and public housing advocate (d. 1964)
1911 – Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (d. 1985)
1918 – Richard Feynman, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
1921 – Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician (d. 2016)
1927 – Bernard Fox, British actor (d. 2016)
1933 – Louis Farrakhan, American religious leader
1941 – Eric Burdon, English musician
1943 – Nancy Greene, Canadian skier and politician
1978 – Laetitia Casta, French model and
1983 – Holly Valance, Australian actress, singer and model
1987 – Monica Roșu, Romanian gymnast
1999 – Sabrina Carpenter, American singer and actress
1999 – Kaitlyn Dias, American actress and voice artist