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Almanac - Tuesday 5/26/20

Blueberry Cheesecake, by flickr user Erik Borälv"

It's Blueberry Cheesecake Day...

Today is Tuesday, the 26th of May of 2020.

It is the 147th day of the year

219 days remain until the end of the year.

25 days until summer begins

161 days until election day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(5 months and 8 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:51 am 

and sunset will be at 8:23 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 32 minutes of daylight, today.

The solar transit will be at 1:07 pm.

The first high tide was at 1:42 am 

and the next high tide at 4:27 pm.

The first low tide will be at 8:42 am 

and the final low tide at the Golden Gate will be at 8:36 pm.

The Moon is 14.2% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction: 9.34° N↑

Moon Altitude: -28.66°

Moon Distance: 239307 mi

First Quarter Moon in 3 days on Friday the 29th of May of 2020 at 8:30 pm                                                                  

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

Next New Moon: Jun 20, 2020 at 11:41 pm

Next Moonrise: Today at 9:09 am

Today is…

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

National Cherry Dessert Day

National Paper Airplane Day

Sally Ride Day

World Dracula Day

World Lindy Hop Day

World Redhead Day

Today is also…

Independence Day, commemorates the day of the First Republic in 1918 in Georgia

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Guyana from the United Kingdom in 1966.

Mother's Day in Poland

National Sorry Day in Australia

1998 – The first "National Sorry Day" was held in Australia, and reconciliation events were held nationally, and attended by over a million people.

On this day in history…

1868 – The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal by one vote.

1896 – Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

1897 – Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, is published.

1908 – The first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East was made at Masjed Soleyman in southwest Persia. The rights to the resource were quickly acquired by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company.

1938 – In the United States, the House Un-American Activities Committee begins its first session.

1967 – The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is released.

1968 – H-dagurinn in Iceland: Traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight

1969 – Apollo programApollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.

1972 – The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

1998 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.

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

1883 – Mamie Smith, American singer, actress, dancer, and pianist (d. 1946)

1886 – Al Jolson, American singer and actor (d. 1950)

1895 – Dorothea Lange, American photographer and journalist (d. 1965)

1907 – John Wayne, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 1979)

1909 – Matt Busby, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1994)

1919 – Rubén González, Cuban pianist (d. 2003)

1920 – Peggy Lee, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2002)

1926 – Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1991)

1928 – Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, author, and assisted suicide activist (d. 2011)

1940 – Levon Helm, American singer-songwriter, drummer, producer, and actor (d. 2012)

1946 – Mick Ronson, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 1993)

1948 – Stevie Nicks, American singer-songwriter

1949 – Jeremy Corbyn, British journalist and politician

1949 – Hank Williams Jr., American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1951 – Sally Ride, American physicist and astronaut, founded Sally Ride Science (d. 2012)

1962 – Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor, director, and screenwriter

1964 – Lenny Kravitz, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and actor

1971 – Matt Stone, American actor, animator, screenwriter, producer, and composer

1975 – Lauryn Hill, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress