Almanac - Tuesday 9/8/20
It's the birthday of surrealist author Alfred Jarry....
Today is Tuesday, the 8th of September of 2020...
It is the 252nd day of the year
114 days remain until the end of the year.
56 days until Election Day Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 month and 26 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:45 am
and sunset will be at 7:27 pm.
In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that
The first high tide was at 4:41 am at 4.2 feet
and the next high tide will be at 4:11 pm at 5.45 feet.
The first low tide will be at 9:50 am at 2.62 feet
and the next low tide at 10:52 pm at 1.28 feet.
Last Quarter Moon in 2 days on Thursday the 10th of September of 2020 at 2:26 am
New Moon in 9 days on Thursday the 17th of September of 2020 at 4:00 am
First Quarter Moon in 16 days on Wednesday the 23rd of September of 2020 at 6:55 pm
Full Moon in 23 days on Thursday the 1st of October of 2020 at 2:05 pm
The Moon is currently 67.9% visible; a Waning Gibbous
Today, 12:43 pm
Today is also…
Day of the Battle of Borodino in Russia
On this day in history…
1916 – In a bid to prove that women were capable of serving as military dispatch riders, Augusta and Adeline Van Buren arrive in Los Angeles, completing a 60-day, 5,500 mile cross-country trip on motorcycles.
1975 – Gays in the military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline "I Am A Homosexual". He is given a general discharge, later upgraded to honorable.
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with...
1900 – Claude Pepper, American lawyer and politician (d. 1989)
1925 – Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (d. 1980)
1933 – Eric Salzman, American composer, producer, and critic (d. 2017)
1937 – Barbara Frum, American-Canadian journalist (d. 1992)
1940 – Jack Prelutsky, American author and poet
1942 – Sal Valentino, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist
1945 – Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 1973)
1947 – Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer
1950 – Zachary Richard, American singer-songwriter and poet
1954 – Ruby Bridges, American civil rights activist
1987 – Wiz Khalifa, Haitian rapper and actor