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Almanac - Tuesday 9/1/20

photo by Ben Trefny

It's Ginger Cat Appreciation Day.  (meet Orange Tabby, AKA Klaw, Aka Speedbump, our parking lot kitty)

September 1 is the 245th day of the year

121 days remain until the end of the year.

21 days until autumn begins

63 days until Election day

Tuesday November 03 2020

2 months and 2 days from today

The sun rises at 6:39 this morning

and the sun will set tonight at 7:37pm

We will have 12 hours and 58 minuted of daylight

The first low tide is right now at 5:48 at minus point 16 feet

The only high tide will be at  12:49 this afternoon at 5.51 feet

and the final low tide at Aquatic Park will be at 5:55 this afternoon at 2.2 feet

The Moon is currently 99.4% visible

a Waxing Gibbous

It’s a proper full moon at 10:22 tonight

The September Full Moon is called the Full Corn Moon, also the Harvest Moon.  This Moon corresponds with the time of harvesting corn.  It’s also called the Barley Moon and the Yellow Leaf Moon.

Today is…

American Chess Day

Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day

Chicken Boy's Day

Emma M. Nutt Day

Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

National Cherry Popover Day

National No Rhyme or Reason Day

National Tofu Day in the UK

Pink Cadillac Day

Toy Tips Executive Toy Test Day

World Letter Writing Day

Today is also…

Constitution Day in Slovakia

Disaster Prevention Day in Japan

First day of school in many countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Flag Day i Honduras

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Uzbekistan from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Journalist Day in Taiwan

Knowledge Day in RussiaUkraine and Armenia

Random Acts of Kindness Day in New Zealand

Veteran's Day in Poland

Wattle Day in Australia

On this day in history…

1878 – Emma Nutt becomes the world's first female telephone operator when she is recruited by Alexander Graham Bell to the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company.

1897 – The Tremont Street Subway in Boston opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.

1906 – The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys is established.

1914 – The last known passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.

1920 – The Fountain of Time opens as a tribute to the 100 years of peace between the United States and Great Britain following the Treaty of Ghent.

1934 – The first Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animated cartoon, The Discontented Canary, is released to movie theatres.

1952 – The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published.

1969 – A coup in Libya brings Muammar Gaddafi to power.

1972 – In ReykjavíkIceland, American Bobby Fischer beats Russian Boris Spassky to become the world chess champion.

1982 – The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.

1983 – Cold WarKorean Air Lines Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter when the commercial aircraft enters Soviet airspace, killing all 269 on board, including Congressman Lawrence McDonald.

1985 – A joint American–French expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.

And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this special day with…

1653 – Johann Pachelbel, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1706)

1854 – Engelbert Humperdinck, German playwright and composer (d. 1921)

1875 – Edgar Rice Burroughs, American soldier and author (d. 1950)

1896 – A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian religious leader, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (d. 1977)

1922 – Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 2007)

1923 – Rocky Marciano, American boxer (d. 1969)

1925 – Art Pepper, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 1982)

1931 – Boxcar Willie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)

1933 – Ann Richards, American educator and politician, 45th Governor of Texas (d. 2006)

1933 – Conway Twitty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)

1935 – Seiji Ozawa, Japanese conductor and director

1938 – Alan Dershowitz, American lawyer and author

1939 – Lily Tomlin, American actress, comedian, screenwriter

1942 – C. J. Cherryh, American author and educator

1944 – Archie Bell, American soul singer-songwriter and musician

1944 – Leonard Slatkin, American conductor and composer

1946 – Barry Gibb, Manx-English singer-songwriter and producer

1948 – Russ Kunkel, American drummer and producer