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Almanac - Wednesday 9/9/20

teddy-bear-08804, by flickr user longzijun

It's National Teddy Bear Day...

Today is Wednesday, the 9th of September of 2020...

It is the 253rd day of the year.

113 days remain until the end of the year.

13 days until autumn begins

55 days until Election Day Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 month and 25 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:46 am 

and sunset will be at 7:25 pm.

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

The first high tide will be at 6:07 am at 4 feet

and the next high tide at 4:59 pm at 5.41 feet.

The first low tide will be at 10:47 am at 3.05 feet

and the final low tide at 11:57 pm at 1.12 feet.

Moon: 58.7%

Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction:

138.81° SE↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

248,457 mi

Next Moonset:

Today, 1:42 pm

Last Quarter Moon tomorrow Thursday the 10th of September of 2020 at 2:26 am

New Moon in 8 days Thursday the 17th of September of 2020 at 4:00 am

First Quarter Moon in 15 days on a Wednesday the 23rd of September of 2020 at 6:55 pm

Full Moon in 22 days on Thursday the 1st of October of 2020 at 2:05 pm

Today is…

Care Bears Share Your Care Day

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day

International Buy a Priest a Beer Day

International Sudoku Day

National Steak au Poivre Day

National Teddy Bear Day

National Wiener Schnitzel Day

Tester's Day

Wonderful Weirdos Day

Today is also…

Armored Forces Day in Ukraine

California Admission Day

on this day in 1850 – California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.

Children's Day in Costa Rica

Chrysanthemum Day or Kiku no Sekku in Japan

Day of the Victims of Holocaust and of Racial Violence in Slovakia

Emergency Services Day in United Kingdom

Independence Day or Republic Day, celebrates the proclamation of Democratic People's Republic of Korea in 1948.

Independence Day in Tajikistan, celebrating the independence of Tajikistan from USSR in 1991.

Remembrance for Herman the Cheruscan in The Troth

On this day in history…

1543 – Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.

1776 – The Continental Congress officially names its union of states the United States.

1791 – Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington.

1845 – Possible start of the Great Potato Famine.

1942 – World War II: A Japanese floatplane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon.

1947 – First case of a computer bug being found: A moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.

1956 – Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

1965 – The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is established.

1966 – The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

1969 – In Canada, the Official Languages Act comes into force, making French equal to English throughout the Federal government.

1971 – The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, eventually resulting in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.

2015 – Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.

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

1585 – Cardinal Richelieu, French cardinal and politician (d. 1642)

1828 – Leo Tolstoy, Russian author and playwright (d. 1910)

1887 – Alf Landon, American lieutenant, banker, and politician, 26th Governor of Kansas (d. 1987)

1882 – Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (d. 1962)

1890 – Colonel Sanders, American businessman, founded KFC (d. 1980)

1920 – Robert Wood Johnson III, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)

1927 – Elvin Jones, American drummer and bandleader (d. 2004)

1941 – Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1967)

1945 – Dee Dee Sharp, American singer

1960 – Hugh Grant, English actor and producer

1966 – Adam Sandler, American actor, screenwriter, and producer