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Almanac - Wednesday 5/27/2020

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Pedestrian Day on the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, May 27, 1937, by flickr user San Francisco Public Library

Pedestrian Day on the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, May 27, 1937...

Today is Wednesday, the 27th of May of 2020...

It is the 148th day of the year

218 days remain until the end of the year.

24 days until summer begins

160 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 03 2020

(5 months and 7 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:51 am 

and sunset will be at 8:24 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 33 minutes of daylight today.

The solar transit will be at 1:07 pm.

The first high tide will be at 2:28 am 

and the next high tide at 5:20 pm.

The first low tide will be at 9:31 am 

and the next low tide at 9:43 pm.

Moon: 22.7%

Waxing Crescent

First Quarter Moon in 2 days on Friday, the 29th of May of 2020 at 8:30 pm

Next Full Moon: Jun 5, 202012:12 pm

Next New Moon: Jun 20, 202011:41 pm

Moon Direction:8.41° N↑

Moon Altitude:-30.33°

Moon Distance:236995 mi

Next Moonrise: Today 10:11 am

Today is…

Cellophane Tape Day

National Grape Popsicle Day

National Gray Day

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Nothing to Fear Day

Old-Time Player Piano Day

Sunscreen Protection Day

World Product Day

Today is also…

Armed Forces Day in Nicaragua

Children's Day in Nigeria

Mother's Day in Bolivia

Navy Day in Japan

Slavery Abolition Day in GuadeloupeSaint BarthélemySaint Martin

Start of National Reconciliation Week in Australia

On this day in history….

1927 – The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.

1933 – The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"

1937 – In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.

1967 – Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census.

2016 – Barack Obama is the first president of United States to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and meet Hibakusha.

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You get to share this special day with…

1819 – Julia Ward Howe, American poet and songwriter (d. 1910)

1837 – Wild Bill Hickok, American police officer (d. 1876)

1894 – Dashiell Hammett, American detective novelist and screenwriter (d. 1961)

1907 – Rachel Carson, American biologist, environmentalist, and author (d. 1964)

1911 – Hubert Humphrey, American journalist and politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (d. 1978)

1911 – Teddy Kollek, Hungarian-Israeli politician, Mayor of Jerusalem (d. 2007)

1911 – Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)

1912 – John Cheever, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1982)

1912 – Sam Snead, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 2002)

1915 – Herman Wouk, American novelist (d. 2019)

1922 – Christopher Lee, English actor (d. 2015)

1923 – Henry Kissinger, German-American political scientist and politician, 56th United States Secretary of StateNobel Prize laureate

1934 – Harlan Ellison, American author and screenwriter (d. 2018)

1935 – Ramsey Lewis, American jazz pianist and composer

1936 – Louis Gossett, Jr., American actor and producer

1945 – Bruce Cockburn, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1950 – Dee Dee Bridgewater, American singer-songwriter and actress

1975 – André 3000, American rapper

1975 – Jamie Oliver, English chef and author