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Almanac - Friday 9/18/20

June Foray 1917 - 2017, by flickr user Thomas Cizauskas

Happy Birthday to the great voice actor June Foray...

Today is Friday, the 18th of September of 2020...

It is the 262nd day of the year

104 days remain until the end of the year.

4  days until the autumnal equinox

46 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 month and 17 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:55 am 

and sunset will be at 7:12 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 17 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:03 pm.

The first high tide will be at 12:31 am at 6.5 feet

The first low tide will be at 6:32 am at zero point 07 feet

The next high tide at 1:18 pm at 6.27 feet.

and the final low tide at Aquatic Park will be at 6:57 pm at zero point 59 feet.

The Moon is 1.8% visible

No longer a New Moon, now a Waxing Crescent

We’ll have the First Quarter Moon in 6 days on a Wednesday the 23th of September of 2020 at 6:55 pm

Moon Direction:

53.50° NE↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

223,127 mi

Next Moonrise:

Today, 8:15 am


Today is….

Chiropractic Founders Day

First Love Day

Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day

International Grenache Day

International Read an eBook Day

National Cheeseburger Day

National Concussion Awareness Day®

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

National Respect Day

National Tradesmen Day

Rice Krispies Treats Day

World Bamboo Day

World Water Monitoring Day

Today is also…

Day of National Music (Azerbaijan)

Island Language Day (Okinawa PrefectureJapan)

National Day or Dieciocho (Chile)

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (United States)

Navy Day (Croatia)

World Water Monitoring Day

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year begins at sundown tonight.  It will be the year 5781.

On this day in history…

1837 – Tiffany & Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium".

1851 – First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.

1870 – Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn.

1882 – The Pacific Stock Exchange opens.

1895 – The Atlanta Exposition Speech on race relations is delivered by Booker T. Washington.

1919 – Fritz Pollard becomes the first African American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.

1927 – The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.

1948 – Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate without completing another senator's term.

1977 – Voyager I takes the first distant photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.

1981 – The Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.

1984 – Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.

1997 – United States media magnate Ted Turner donates US$1 billion to the United Nations.

1997 – The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention is adopted.

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

1709 – Samuel Johnson, English lexicographer and poet (d. 1784)

1895 – John Diefenbaker, Canadian lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1979)

1905 – Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, American actor (d. 1977)

1905 – Greta Garbo, Swedish-American actress (d. 1990)[21]

1907 – Leon Askin, Austrian actor (d. 2005)

1917 – June Foray, American actress and voice artist (d. 2017)

1924 – J. D. Tippit, American police officer (d. 1963)

1933 – Robert Blake, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1933 – Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1933 – Fred Willard, American actor and comedian (d. 2020)[29]

. 2013)

1940 – Frankie Avalon, American singer and actor

1945 – P. F. Sloan, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)

1945 – John McAfee, Scottish-American computer programmer, founded McAfee

1951 – Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon, author, and politician

1951 – Dee Dee Ramone, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2002)

1958 – John Aldridge, English-Irish footballer and manager

1971 – Lance Armstrong, American cyclist and activist, founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation

1971 – Jada Pinkett Smith, American actress

1974 – Xzibit, American rapper, actor, and television host

1975 – Jason Sudeikis, American actor and comedian