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Almanac - Thursday 9/3/20

Bowling Birthday, by flickr user Bob B. Brown

Today is Bowling League Day...

Today is Thursday September 3, 2020.

It is the 247th day of the year

119 days remain until the end of the year.

19 days until autumn begins

61 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 month and 31 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:41 am 

and sunset will be at 7:34 pm.

In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that

the first high tide was at 12:41 am at 6 feet

and the next high tide will be at 1:35 pm at 5.48 feet

The first low tide will be at 6:53 am at zero point 33 feet

and the next low tide at 7:09 pm at 1.87 feet.

The Moon is 98.3% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction:

228.53° SW↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

249,994 mi

Next Moonset:

Today, 7:56 am

Last Quarter Moon in 7 days on a Thursday the 10th of September of 2020 at 2:26 am

New Moon in 14 days Thursday the 17th of September of 2020 at 4:00 am

First Quarter Moon in 21 days Wednesday the 23rd of September of 2020 at 6:55 pm

Full Moon in 28 days on Thursday the 1st of October of 2020 at 2:05 pm

Today is…

National Skyscraper Day

National Welsh Rarebit Day

US Bowling League Day

Today is also…

Armed Forces Day in Taiwan

V-J Day in the People's Republic of China

Feast of San Marino and the Republic, celebrates the foundation of the Republic of San Marino in 301.

Broadcast Day in South Korea - The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has assigned the call sign 'HL' to South Korea. 1947.

Flag Day in Australia

Independence Day, celebrates the second independence of Qatar from the United Kingdom in 1971.

Levy Mwanawasa Day in Zambia (the third president)

Memorial Day in Tunisia

Merchant Navy Remembrance Day in Canada

Merchant Navy Day in United Kingdom

Tokehega Day in TokelauNew Zealand

On this day in history…

301 – San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus.

1189 – Richard I of England (a.k.a. Richard "the Lionheart") is crowned at Westminster.

1838 – Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery.

1875 – The first official game of polo is played in Argentina after being introduced by British ranchers.

1935 – Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches a speed of 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile over 300 mph.

1967 – Dagen H in Sweden: Traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight.

1971 – Qatar becomes an independent state.

1981 – The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international bill of rights for women, is instituted by the United Nations.

2016 – The U.S. and China, together responsible for 40% of the world's carbon emissions, both formally ratify the Paris global climate agreement.

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

1875 – Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian-German engineer and businessman, founded Porsche (d. 1951)

1910 – Kitty Carlisle, American actress, singer, socialite, and game show panelist (d. 2007)

1913 – Alan Ladd, American actor and producer (d. 1964)

1914 – Dixy Lee Ray, American biologist and politician, 17th Governor of Washington (d. 1994)

1915 – Memphis Slim, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1988)

1926 – Alison Lurie, American author and academic

1926 – Irene Papas, Greek actress

1932 – Eileen Brennan, American actress and singer (d. 2013)

1934 – Freddie King, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)

1938 – Caryl Churchill, English-Canadian playwright

1940 – Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and author (d. 2015)

1943 – Valerie Perrine, American model and actress

1963 – Malcolm Gladwell, Canadian journalist, essayist, and critic

1965 – Charlie Sheen, American actor and producer

1970 – Jeremy Glick, American businessman (d. 2001)

1971 – Kiran Desai, Indian-American author

2010 – Tanitoluwa Adewumi, Nigerian-American chess player