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Almanac - Wednesday 9/16/20

Today is Wednesday, the 16th of September of 2020...

This is the 260th day of the year

106 days remain until the end of the year.

6 days until autumn begins

48 days until Election Day Tuesday November 3 2020

(1 month and 18 days from today)

The will sun rise at 6:53 am 

and sunset will be at 7:15 pm.

The first low tide was at 5:12 am 

and the next low tide will be at 5:23 pm.

The first high tide will be at 12:10 PM 

and the final high tide at Aquatic Park will be at 11:39 pm.

Moon: 1.5%

Waning Crescent

Next New Moon:

Sep 17, 2020, 4:00 am

Next Full Moon:

Oct 1, 2020, 2:05 pm

Next Moonrise:

Today, 5:47 am

Today is…

Anne Bradstreet Day

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

1987 – The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.

Mayflower Day                              

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

National Collect Rocks Day

National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina

National Guacamole Day

National School Backpack Awareness Day

National Stay Away from Seattle Day

National Tattoo Story Day

Stepfamily Day

Teenager Workout Day

Trail of Tears Commemoration Day

Working Parents Day

World Play-Doh Day

Wrinkled Raincoat Day

Today is also…

Mexican Independence Day also known as the (Cry of … ) Grito de Dolores, celebrates the declaration of independence of Mexico from Spain in 1810. 

Independence Day (Papua New Guinea), celebrates the independence of Papua New Guinea from Australia in 1975.

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Malaysian Armed Forces Day (Malaysia)

Malaysia Day (MalaysiaSingapore)

Martyrs' Day (Libya)

National Heroes Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

1908 – The General Motors Corporation is founded.

1959 – The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.

1966 – The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber's opera Antony and Cleopatra.

1975 – Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia.

1994 – The British government lifts the broadcasting ban imposed against members of Sinn Féin and Irish paramilitary groups in 1988.

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You

1861 – Miriam Benjamin, African-American educator and inventor (d. 1947)

1880 – Alfred Noyes, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1958)

1887 – Nadia Boulanger, French composer and educator (d. 1979)

1898 – H. A. Rey, American author and illustrator, co-created Curious George (d. 1977)

1911 – Wilfred Burchett, Australian journalist and author (d. 1983)

1924 – Lauren Bacall, American actress (d. 2014)

1925 – Charlie Byrd, American singer and guitarist (d. 1999)

1925 – B.B. King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2015)

1927 – Peter Falk, American actor (d. 2011)

1934 – George Chakiris, American actor, singer, and dancer

1940 – Hamiet Bluiett, American jazz saxophonist and composer (d. 2018)

1949 – Ed Begley Jr., American actor and environmental activist

1950 – Henry Louis Gates Jr., American historian, scholar, and journalist

1954 – Earl Klugh, American guitarist and composer

1956 – David Copperfield, American magician and actor

1971 – Amy Poehler, American actress, comedian, and producer

1974 – Julian Castro, American lawyer and politician, 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

1984 – Katie Melua, Georgian-English singer-songwriter and guitarist