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Almanac - Thursday 9/17/20

Today is Thursday, the 17th of September of 2020...

It is the 261st day of the year

105 days remain until the end of the year.

5 days until autumn begins

47 days until Election Day Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 month and 17 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:54 am 

and sunset will be at 7:14 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 20 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:03 pm.

The first low tide will be at 5:52 am 

The only high tide of the day will be at 12:43 pm.    

and the next low tide at 6:08 pm.

The Moon is only 0.2% visible

It is a New Moon

Moon Direction:

60.69° ENE↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

223,783 mi

Next Full Moon:

Oct 1, 2020, 2:05 pm

Next New Moon:

Oct 16, 2020, 12:31 pm

Next Moonrise:

Today, 7:01 am

Today is…

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Free Queso Day

National Apple Dumpling Day

National Monte Cristo Day

National Professional House Cleaners Day

National Table Shuffleboard Day

Time's Up Day

World Patient Safety Day

Today is also…

Australian Citizenship Day

Batman Day

Heroes' Day in Angola

Marathwada Liberation Day in the Indian state of Maharashtra

Operation Market Garden Anniversary is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day in The Netherlands

Teachers' Day in Honduras

On this day in history…

1382 – Louis the Great's daughter, Mary, is crowned "king" of Hungary.

1630 – The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.

1776 – The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.

1787 – The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia.

1849 – American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.

1859 – Joshua A. Norton declares himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States."

1920 – The National Football League is organized as the American Professional Football Association in Canton, Ohio

1961 – The world's first retractable roof stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1976 – The Space Shuttle Enterprise is unveiled by NASA.

1978 – The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt.

1980 – After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.

1983 – Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.

1991 – The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.

2011 – Occupy Wall Street movement begins in Zuccotti Park, New York City.

2013 – Grand Theft Auto V earns more than half a billion dollars on its first day of release.

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share your special day with…

1859 – Billy the Kid, American gunman (d. 1881)

1918 – Chaim Herzog, Irish-born Israeli general and politician, 6th President of Israel (d. 1997)

1922 – Agostinho Neto, Angolan poet and politician, 1st President of Angola (d. 1979)

1923 – Hank Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1953)

1935 – Ken Kesey, American novelist, essayist, and poet (d. 2001)

1942 – Robert Graysmith, American author and illustrator

1944 – Reinhold Messner, Italian mountaineer and explorer

1948 – John Ritter, American actor and producer (d. 2003)

1950 – Fee Waybill, American singer-songwriter and producer