It's Banana Split Day...
Today is Tuesday, the 25th of August of 2020...
It is the 238th day of the year
128 days remain until the end of the year.
28 days until autumn begins
70 days until Election Day
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 months and 10 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:33 am
and sunset will be at 7:48 pm
We’ll have 13 hours and 15 minutes of daylight.
Solar Noon will be at 1:11 pm
The first high tide will be at 6:02 am
The only low tide of the day will be at 11:04 am.
and the final high tide at Aquatic Park will be at 5:45 pm.
The Moon is 47.3% visible; it’s the First Quarter Moon
Today, 2:07 pm
We’ll have a Full Moon in 7 days on Tuesday the 1st of September of 2020 at 10:22 pm
Last Quarter Moon in 16 days on Thursday the 10th of September of 2020 at 2:26 am
New Moon in 23 days on Thursday the 17th of September of 2020 at 4:00 am
First Quarter Moon next month in 29 days on Wednesday the 23rd of September of 2020 at 6:55 pm
Kiss and Make Up Day
National Banana Split Day
National Park Service Founders Day
National Second-hand Wardrobe Day
National Whiskey Sour Day
Today is also…
Day of Songun in North Korea
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Uruguay from Brazil in 1825.
Liberation Day in France
Soldier's Day in Brazil
On this day in history...
1609 – Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
1835 – The first Great Moon Hoax article is published in The New York Sun, announcing the discovery of life and civilization on the Moon.
1875 – Captain Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 21 hours and 45 minutes.
1916 – The United States National Park Service is created.
1981 – Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn.
1989 – Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the last planet in the Solar System at the time, due to Pluto being within Neptune's orbit from 1979 to 1999
1991 – Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union.
1991 – Linus Torvalds announces the first version of what will become Linux.
2001 – American singer Aaliyah and several members of her record company are killed as their overloaded aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff from Marsh Harbour Airport, Bahamas.
2012 – Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space becoming the first man-made object to do so.
...and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with...
1530 – Ivan the Terrible, Russian ruler (d. 1584)
1796 – James Lick, American carpenter and piano builder (d. 1876)
1836 – Bret Harte, American short story writer and poet (d. 1902)
1909 – Ruby Keeler, Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1993)
1911 – Võ Nguyên Giáp, Vietnamese general and politician, 3rd Minister of Defence for Vietnam (d. 2013)
1912 – Erich Honecker, German soldier and politician (d. 1994)
1913 – Walt Kelly, American illustrator and animator (d. 1973)
1917 – Mel Ferrer, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)
1918 – Leonard Bernstein, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)
1919 – George Wallace, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 45th Governor of Alabama (d. 1998)
1921 – Monty Hall, Canadian-American television personality and game show host (d. 2017)
1930 – Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer
1931 – Regis Philbin, American actor and television host (d. 2020)
1933 – Wayne Shorter, American saxophonist and composer
1937 – Virginia Euwer Wolff, American author
1938 – Frederick Forsyth, English journalist and author
1946 – Rollie Fingers, American baseball player
1948 – Ledward Kaapana, American singer and guitarist
1954 – Elvis Costello, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1958 – Tim Burton, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1961 – Billy Ray Cyrus, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1962 – Taslima Nasrin, Bangladeshi author
1967 – Jeff Tweedy, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
1968 – Rachael Ray, American chef, author, and television host
1970 – Claudia Schiffer, German model and fashion designer