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Almanac - Friday 9/11/20

USA Baseball WNT vs Australia Game1 Aug 6, 2010 USA Baseball 2010 Women's National Team VS Australia, National Training Complex, Cary, by flickr user Karl Fisher

Today is Women's Baseball Day...

Today is Friday, the 11th of September of 2020...

It is the 255th day of the year

111 days remain until the end of the year.

11 days until autumn begins

53 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 month and 23 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:49 am 

and sunset will be at 7:23 pm.

Solar Noon will be at 1:05 pm.

We have 12 hours and 34 minutes of daylight

The first low tide was at 1:05 am at zero point 89 feet

and the next low tide will be at 1:15 pm at 3.38 feet

The first high tide will be at 9:00 am at 4.33 feet

and the final high tide at Aquatic Park will be at 6:57 pm at 5.58 feet.

Moon: 39.1%

Waning Crescent

Moon Direction:

99.56° E↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

242,698 mi

Next New Moon:

Sep 17, 2020, 4:00 am

Next Full Moon:

Oct 1, 2020, 2:05 pm

Next Moonset:

Today, 3:38 pm

Between the years AD 1900 and 2099, September 11 of the Gregorian calendar is the leap day of the Coptic and Ethiopian calendars. These leap days occur in the years immediately before leap years in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. In all common years of the Coptic and Ethiopian calendars, September 11 is New Year's Day.

Since 2001, the date has been widely known for the terrorist attacks that occurred in the United States. The date is also lesser known for the date of a 1973 Chilean coup d'état, that overthrew the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende and would lock Chile in a 17-year dictatorship, which left around 3,000 people dead or missing.

Today is…

"I Want to Start My Own Business" Day

Libraries Remember Day

Make Your Bed Day

National 401(k) Day

National Day of Service and Remembrance

National Emergency Responders Day

National Hot Cross Bun Day

National No News Is Good News Day

Patriot Day

Remember Freedom Day

Stand up to Cancer Day

Women's Baseball Day

Today is also…

Battle of Tendra Day (Russia)

Death Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Pakistan)

Emergency Number Day (United States)

Enkutatash falls on this day if it is not a leap year. Celebrated on the first day of Mäskäräm. (EthiopiaRastafari)

National Day (Catalonia)

Nayrouz (Coptic Orthodox Church), September 12 on leap years.

September 11 attacks-related observances (United States):

National Day of Service and Remembrance

Patriot Day

Teachers' Day (Argentina)

On this day in history….

1609 – Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there.

1789 – Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

1792 – The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house where they are stored.

1903 – The first race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.

1972 – The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system begins passenger service.

1989 – Hungary announces that the East German refugees who had been housed in temporary camps were free to leave for West Germany.

2001 – The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks killing 2,977 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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

1862 – O. Henry, American short story writer (d. 1910)

1885 – D. H. Lawrence, English novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1930)

1917 – Jessica Mitford, English-American journalist and author (d. 1996)

1935 – Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer

1935 – Gherman Titov, Russian general, pilot, and cosmonaut (d. 2000)

1940 – Brian De Palma, American director, producer, and screenwriter

1942 – Lola Falana, American actress, singer, and dancer

1943 – Mickey Hart, American drummer, percussionist and musicologist

1945 – Leo Kottke, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1948 – John Martyn, English-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)

1964 – Victor Wooten, American musician

1967 – Harry Connick Jr., American singer-songwriter, pianist, actor, and talk show host

1970 – Taraji P. Henson, American actress

1977 – Ludacris, American rapper and producer