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Almanac - Thursday 5/28/20

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Vegan Hamburger, by flickr user Noema Pérez"

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.

23 days until summer begins

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

Amnesty International Day

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.

International Hamburger Day

Menstrual Hygiene Day

National Brisket Day

The Slugs Return From Capistrano Day

Today is also…

Armed Forces Day in Croatia

Downfall of the Derg Day in Ethiopia

Flag Day in Philippines

Republic Day in Nepal

Republic Day in Azerbaijan and Armenia

Youm-e-Takbir in Pakistan

On this day in history…

1892 – In San FranciscoJohn Muir organizes the Sierra Club.

1934 – Near Callander, Ontario, Canada, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne; they will be the first quintuplets to survive infancy.

1936 – Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.

1937 – Volkswagen, the German automobile manufacturer is founded.

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.

1999 – In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display.

…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)

1908 – Ian Fleming, English journalist and author, created James Bond (d. 1964)

1910 – T-Bone Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)

1917 – Barry Commoner, American biologist, academic, and politician (d. 2012)

1925 – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German opera singer and conductor (d. 2012)

1930 – Edward Seaga, American-Jamaican academic and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Jamaica (d. 2019)

1936 – Betty Shabazz, American educator and activist (d. 1997)

1939 – Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist (d. 2012)

1944 – Rudy Giuliani, American lawyer and politician, 107th mayor of New York City

1944 – Gladys Knight, American singer-songwriter and actress

1945 – Patch Adams, American physician and author, founded the Gesundheit! Institute

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)

1956 – Jerry Douglas, American dobro player and producer

1968 – Kylie Minogue, Australian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1969 – Rob Ford, Canadian politician, 64th Mayor of Toronto (d. 2016)

1971 – Marco Rubio, American lawyer and politician

1977 – Elisabeth Hasselbeck, American talk show host and author