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Almanac - Friday 9/4/20

Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) wear teal in support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM), by flickr user U.S. Pacific Fleet

it's Wear Teal Day...

Today is Friday, the 4th of September of 2020...

It is the 248th day of the year

118 days remain until the end of the year.

18 days until autumn begins

60 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 month and 30 days from today)

the sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:44 am 

and sunset will be at 7:32 pm.

We have 12 hours and 48 minutes of daylight.

Solar Noon will be at 1:08 pm today.

The first high tide was at 1:21 am at 5.71 feet

and the next high tide will be at 2:09 pm at 5.48 feet.

The first low tide will be at 7:24 am at minus point 69 feet

and the final low tide at Aquatic Park will be at 7:46 pm at 1.74 feet.

The Moon is 95.0% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction:

229.60° SW↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

251,164 mi

Next New Moon:

Sep 17, 2020, 4:00 am

Next Full Moon:

Oct 1, 2020, 2:05 pm

Next Moonset:

Today, 8:54 am

Today is…

Bring Your Manners to Work Day

College Colors Day

Eat an Extra Dessert Day

National Food Bank Day

National Lazy Mom's Day

National Macadamia Nut Day

National Newspaper Carrier Day

National Wildlife Day

Wear Teal Day

Today is also…
Immigrant's Day in Argentina

On this day in history…

1781 – Los Angeles is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels) by 44 Spanish settlers.

1882 – The Pearl Street Station in New York City becomes the first power plant to supply electricity to paying customers.

1888 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.

1919 – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace.

1948 – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates for health reasons.

1949 – The Peekskill riots erupt after a Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, New York.

1951 – The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference.

1957 – American Civil Rights MovementLittle Rock Crisis: The governor of Arkansas calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School.

1970 – Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile.

1972 – Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.

1972 – The Price Is Right premieres on CBS. As of 2018, it is the longest running game show on American television.

1975 – The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab–Israeli conflict is signed.

1977 – The Golden Dragon massacre takes place in San Francisco.

1985 – The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.

1989 – In LeipzigEast Germany, the first of weekly demonstration for the legalisation of opposition groups and democratic reforms takes place.

1998 – Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.

2002 – The Oakland Athletics win their 20th consecutive game, an American League record.

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

1824 – Anton Bruckner, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1896)

1892 – Darius Milhaud, French composer and educator (d. 1974)

1896 – Antonin Artaud, French actor, director, and playwright (d. 1948)

1908 – Richard Wright, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet (d. 1960)

1912 – Syd Hoff, American author and illustrator (d. 2004)

1918 – Paul Harvey, American radio host (d. 2009)

1928 – Dick York, American actor (d. 1992)

1929 – Thomas Eagleton, American lawyer and politician, 38th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri (d. 2007)

1931 – Mitzi Gaynor, American actress, singer, and dancer

1955 – David Broza, Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist

1960 – Damon Wayans, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1981 – Beyoncé, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress