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Almanac - Thursday 5/14/20

Buttermilk Biscuits, by flickr user GbergT

It's Buttermilk Biscuits Day...

Today is Thursday, the 14th of May of 2020...  

It is the 134th day of the year.

231 days remain until the end of the year.

37 days until summer begins

173 days until election day

Tuesday November 03 2020

(5 months and 20 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:59 am 

and sunset will be at 8:14 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 15 minutes of daylight.

Solar transit will be at 1:06 pm.

The first low tide was at 12:16 am 

The first high tide was at 5:22 am 

The next low tide will be at 12:20 pm.

and the final high tide at the Golden Gate will be at 7:55 pm.

The Moon is 51.1% visible; a Third Quarter

Next New Moon: May 22, 2020 10:38 am

Next Full Moon: Jun 5, 2020 12:12 pm

Moon Direction: 137.19° SE↑

Moon Altitude: 21.39°

Moon Distance: 246796 mi

Next Moonset: Today 12:47 pm

Today is…

"The Stars and Stripes Forever" Day

Dance Like a Chicken Day

International Dylan Thomas Day

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

National Underground America Day

Today is also…

Flag Day in Paraguay

Hastings Banda's Birthday in Malawi

National Unification Day in Liberia

The first day of Izumo-taisha Shrine Grand Festival in Japan

On this day in history…

1796 – Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox inoculation.

1925 – Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is published.

1951 – Trains run on the Talyllyn Railway in Wales for the first time since preservation, making it the first railway in the world to be operated by volunteers.

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

1885 – Otto Klemperer, German composer and conductor (d. 1973)

1897 – Sidney Bechet, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 1959)

1905 – Herbert Morrison, American soldier and journalist (d. 1989)

1917 – Lou Harrison, American composer and critic (d. 2003)

1917 – Norman Luboff, American composer and conductor (d. 1987)

1936 – Bobby Darin, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1973)

1943 – Jack Bruce, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2014)

1944 – George Lucas, American director, producer, and screenwriter, founded Lucasfilm

1952 – David Byrne, Scottish singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1955 – Alasdair Fraser, Scottish fiddler

1966 – Raphael Saadiq, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1969 – Cate Blanchett, Australian actress

1972 – Kirstjen Nielsen, American attorney, 6th United States Secretary of Homeland Security

1984 – Mark Zuckerberg, American computer programmer and businessman, co-founded Facebook