Almanac - Thursday 5/28/20
It's National Hamburger Day...
Today is Thursday, the 28th of May of 2020
It is the 149th day of the year
217 days remain until the end of the year.
159 days until Election Day
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(5 months and 6 days from today)
The sun rises at 5:50 am
and sunset will be at 8:25 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 35 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:07 pm.
The first high tide was at 3:23 am
and the next high tide will be at 6:13 pm.
The first low tide will be at 10:25 am
and the next low tide at 11:03 pm.
The Moon is currently 33.8% visible; a Waxing Crescent
First Quarter Moon tomorrow Friday the 29th of May of 2020 at 8:30 pm
1961 – Peter Benenson's article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.
Today is also…
On this day in history…
1987 – A West German pilot, Mathias Rust, who was 18 years old, evades Soviet Union air defenses and lands a private plane in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. He is immediately detained and released on August 3, 1988.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1888 – Jim Thorpe, American decathlete, football player, and coach (d. 1953)
1910 – T-Bone Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)
1925 – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German opera singer and conductor (d. 2012)
1936 – Betty Shabazz, American educator and activist (d. 1997)
1944 – Gladys Knight, American singer-songwriter and actress
1945 – John Fogerty, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1947 – Lynn Johnston, Canadian author and illustrator
1949 – Wendy O. Williams, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress (d. 1998)
1971 – Marco Rubio, American lawyer and politician