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Almanac - Thursday 9/10/20

Hot Dog: dog relaxes in the shade of an umbrella, Nova Scotia, Canada, by flickr user Bluescruiser1949

Today is Hot Dog Day...

Today is Thursday, the 10th of September of 2020...

It is the 254th day of the year

112 days remain until the end of the year.

12 days until autumn begins

54 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 03 2020

(1 month and 24 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:47 am 

and sunset will be at 7:24 pm.

We will have 12 hours and 37 minutes of orange sunlight

Solar Noon will be at 1:06 pm

The first high tide will be at 7:45 am 

The only low tide of the day will be at 12:01 pm.

and the next high tide at 5:55 pm.

Moon: 49.2%

Third Quarter

Moon Direction:

106.82° ESE↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

245,935 mi

Next New Moon:

Sep 17, 2020, 4:00 am

Next Full Moon:

Oct 1, 2020, 2:05 pm

Next Moonset:

Today, 2:41 pm

Blame It on the Large Hadron Collider Day

International Creepy Boston Dynamics Robotic Horse Day

International Make-Up Day

National Hot Dog Day

National Swap Ideas Day

R U OK Day in Australia

Sew Be It Day

TV Dinner Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is also…

Amerindian Heritage Day in Guyana

Children's Day in Honduras

Gibraltar National Day

Saint George's Caye Day in Belize

Teachers' Day in China

On this day in history…

1846 – Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.

1932 – The New York City Subway's third competing subway system, the municipally-owned IND, is opened.

1960 – At the Summer Olympics in Rome, Abebe Bikila becomes the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, winning the marathon in bare feet.

1967 – The people of Gibraltar vote to remain a British dependency rather than becoming part of Spain.

1974 – Guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal.

2008 – The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history, is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.

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

1659 – Henry Purcell, English organist and composer (d. 1695)

1839 – Isaac K. Funk, American minister and publisher, co-founded Funk & Wagnalls (d. 1912)

1874 – Mamie Dillard, African American educator, clubwoman and suffragist (d. 1954)

1886 – H.D., American poet, novelist, and memoirist (d. 1961)

1897 – Georges Bataille, French philosopher, novelist, and poet (d. 1962)

1903 – Cyril Connolly, English author and critic (d. 1974)

1908 – Raymond Scott, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1994)

1929 – Arnold Palmer, American golfer and businessman (d. 2016)

1934 – Charles Kuralt, American journalist (d. 1997)

1935 – Mary Oliver, American poet (d. 2019)

1937 – Jared Diamond, American biologist, geographer, and author

1940 – Roy Ayers, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, vibraphonist, and producer

1941 – Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist, biologist, and author (d. 2002)

1941 – Christopher Hogwood, English harpsichord player and conductor, founded the Academy of Ancient Music (d. 2014)

1945 – José Feliciano, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and guitarist

1948 – Margaret Trudeau, Canadian actress and talk show host, 12th Spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada

1949 – Bill O'Reilly, American journalist and author

1950 – Rosie Flores, American singer and guitarist

1952 – Medea Benjamin, American activist, founder of Code Pink

1953 – Amy Irving, American actress

1956 – Johnnie Fingers, Irish keyboard player and songwriter

1957 – Kate Burton, Swiss-born British actress

1958 – Chris Columbus, American director, producer, and screenwriter

1960 – Alison Bechdel, American author and illustrator

1960 – Colin Firth, English actor and producer

1964 – John E. Sununu, American engineer and politician

1968 – Big Daddy Kane, American rapper, producer, and actor

1968 – Guy Ritchie, English director, producer, and screenwriter