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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.

14 days until autumn begins

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

Moon Direction:

147.94° SSE↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

250,394 mi

Next Moonset:

Today, 12:43 pm

Today is…

Another Look Unlimited Day

International Literacy Day

National Actors Day

National Ampersand Day

National Ants on a Log Day

National Date Nut Bread Day

National Pledge of Allegiance Day

as it was on this day in 1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.

Pardon Day

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day

Star Trek Day

as it was on this day in 1966 – The landmark American science fiction television series Star Trek premieres with its first-aired episode, "The Man Trap".

Telephone Tuesday

Virgin Mary Day

Today is also…

Day of the Battle of Borodino in Russia

Feast of 'Izzat – First day of the tenth month of the Bahá'í calendar. Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Macedonia from Yugoslavia in 1991.

Martyrs' Day in Afghanistan

National Day, also the feast of Our Lady of Meritxell in Andorra

Victory Day in Pakistan

Victory Day, also the feast of Our Lady of Victories or il-Vittorja in Malta

World Physical Therapy Day

On this day in history…

1504 – Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence.

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.

1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape..

1952 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.

1971 – In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.

1974 – Watergate scandal: US President Gerald Ford signs the pardon of Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.

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.

1988 – Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires.

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

1841 – Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer and academic (d. 1904)

1873 – Alfred Jarry, French author and playwright (d. 1907)

1889 – Robert A. Taft, American lawyer and politician (d. 1953)

1897 – Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1933)

1900 – Claude Pepper, American lawyer and politician (d. 1989)

1922 – Sid Caesar, American comic actor and writer (d. 2014)

1922 – Lyndon LaRouche, American politician and activist, founded the LaRouche movement (d. 2019)

1925 – Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (d. 1980)

1930 – Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Vietnamese general and politician, 16th Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 2011)

1931 – Marion Brown, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2010)

1932 – Patsy Cline, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1963)

1933 – Asha Bhosle, Indian singer 

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

1941 – Bernie Sanders, American politician

1942 – Sal Valentino, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist

1944 – Peter Bellamy, English singer-songwriter (d. 1991)

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

1960 – Aimee Mann, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

1979 – Pink, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1987 – Wiz Khalifa, Haitian rapper and actor