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Almanac - Thursday 8/13/20

Today is Thursday, the 13th of August of 2020...

August 13 is the 226th day of the year

140 days remain until the end of the year.

40 days until autumn begins

82 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 03 2020

(2 months and 21 days from today)

the sun rises at 6:23 am 

and sunset will be at 8:03 pm.

We will have 13 hours and 43 minutes of daylight today.

The first low tide was at 2:02 am at 1.02 feet

The first high tide will be at 9:27 am at 4.07 feet

and the next low tide will be at 1:34 pm at 3.12 feet

and the final high tide at Aquatic Park will be at 7:39 pm at 5.84 feet

The Moon is 33.1% visible; a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction:

93.50° E↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

245,674 mi

Next Moonset:

Today, 3:53 pm

New Moon in 6 days on Tuesday the18th of August of 2020 at 7:41 pm

First Quarter Moon in 12 days on Tuesday the 25th of August of 2020 at 10:58 am

Full Moon in 20 days on Tuesday the 1st of September of 2020 at 10:22 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 27 days on a Thursday the 10th of September of 2020 at 2:26 am

Today is…

Black Women's Equal Pay Day

International Left-Handers Day

National Filet Mignon Day

National Prosecco Day

Today is also…

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Central African Republic from France in 1960.

Women's Day, commemorates the enaction of Tunisian Code of Personal Status in 1956. in Tunisia

1889 – William Gray of Hartford, Connecticut is granted United States Patent Number 408,709 for "Coin-controlled apparatus for telephones."

1918 – Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha May Johnson is the first woman to enlist.

1961 – Cold WarEast Germany closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants' attempts to escape to the West, and construction of the Berlin Wall is started.

1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts enjoy a ticker tape parade in New York City.[5] That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.

1790 – William Wentworth, Australian journalist, explorer, and politician (d. 1872)

1818 – Lucy Stone, American abolitionist and suffragist (d. 1893)

1860 – Annie Oakley, American target shooter (d. 1926)

1895 – Bert Lahr, American actor (d. 1967)

1899 – Alfred Hitchcock, English-American director and producer (d. 1980)

1921 – Jimmy McCracklin, American blues/R&B singer-songwriter and pianist (d 2012)

1926 – Fidel Castro, Cuban lawyer and politician, 15th President of Cuba (d. 2016)

1929 – Pat Harrington, Jr., American actor (d. 2016)

1930 – Don Ho, American singer and ukulele player (d. 2007)

1933 – Joycelyn Elders, American admiral and physician, 15th Surgeon General of the United States

1935 – Alex de Renzy, American director and producer (d. 2001)

1948 – Kathleen Battle, American operatic soprano

1951 – Dan Fogelberg, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)

1952 – Dave Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)

1959 – Danny Bonaduce, American actor and wrestler

1963 – Valerie Plame, American CIA agent and author

1982 – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, American political consultant and press secretary