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Almanac - Tuesday 5/19/20

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By Flickr user Russ Seidel. Never Play a Tuba to A DInosaur I'm sure your mother warned you about this, but would you listen to her? Oh no, and look what happened.

It's Dinosaur Day (would you believe how hard it is to find a photo of a dinosaur?)

Today is Tuesday, the 19th of May of 2020.

It is the 140th day of the year.

226 days remain until the end of the year.

33 days until summer begins

168 days until election day.

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(5 months and 16 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:56 am 

and sunset will be at 8:18 pm.

In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that t

The first low tide will be at 4:32 am 

and the next low tide at 4:03 pm.

The first high tide will be at 10:52 am 

and the next high tide at 10:31 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 22 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:07 pm.

New Moon in 3 days on Friday the 22nd of May of 2020 at 10:39 am

First Quarter Moon in 10 days also on a Friday the 29th of May of 2020 at 8:30 pm

Full Moon in 17 days on Friday the 5th of June of 2020 at 12:12 pm

It will also be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Last Quarter Moon in 24 days on Friday the 12th of June of 2020 at 11:24 pm

Today is…

Boy's Club Day

Celebrate Your Elected Officials Day

Dinosaur Day

May Ray Day

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Devil's Food Cake Day

National Hepatitis Testing Day

World IBD Day

Today is also…

Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day (TurkeyNorthern Cyprus)

Greek Genocide Remembrance Day (Greece)

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (United States)

Hepatitis Testing Day (United States)

Mother's Day (Kyrgyzstan)

1649 – An Act of Parliament declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.

1828 – U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.

1962 – A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's rendition of "Happy Birthday".

1963 – The New York Post Sunday Magazine publishes Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail.

2018 – The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is held at St George's ChapelWindsor, with an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion.

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

1795 – Johns Hopkins, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1873)

1879 – Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, American-English politician (d. 1964)

1881 – official birthday of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkish field marshal and statesman, 1st President of Turkey (d. 1938)

1890 – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese politician, 1st President of Vietnam (d. 1969)

1925 – Pol Pot, Cambodian general and politician, 29th Prime Minister of Cambodia (d. 1998)

1925 – Malcolm X, American minister and activist (d. 1965)

1930 – Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright and director (d. 1965)

1932 – Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)

1934 – Jim Lehrer, American journalist and author

1940 – Mickey Newbury, American country/pop singer-songwriter (d. 2002)

1941 – Nora Ephron, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1945 – Pete Townshend, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1946 – André the Giant, French-American wrestler and actor (d. 1993)

1947 – Paul Brady, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1948 – Grace Jones, Jamaican-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1951 – Joey Ramone, American singer-songwriter (d. 2001)

1966 – Jodi Picoult, American author and educator

1983 – Michael Che, American comedian