Today is Chai Day!
Today is Monday September 21, 2020...
It is the 264th day of the year
101 days remain until the end of the year.
1 day until autumn begins
The fall equinox arrives on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 6:31 A.M. PDT
43 days until Election Day Tuesday November 03 2020
(1 month and 13 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:57 am
and sunset will be at 7:07 pm.
Today we will have 12 hours and 10 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:01 pm.
The first high tide was at 3:30 am
The first low tide will be at 8:46 am
The next high tide will be at 3:20 pm.
and the final low tide at Aquatic Park will be at 9:43 pm.
The Moon is 22.6% visible; a Waxing Crescent
First Quarter Moon in 3 days on Wednesday the 23rd of September of 2020 at 6:55 pm
Next Full Moon:
Oct 1, 2020, 2:05 pm
Next New Moon:
Oct 16, 2020, 12:31 pm
Today, 11:56 am
In the popular 1978 song "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire, the date of September 21 is mentioned in the lyric "Do you remember the 21st night of September?" This reference has gained popularity on the internet due to the song's spread as an internet meme.
International Day of Peace
Miniature Golf Day
National Chai Day
National Farm Safety Day for Kids
National Pecan Cookie Day
Pause the World Day
World Alzheimer's Day
World Gratitude Day
Autumnal equinox observances in the Northern Hemisphere, vernal equinox observances in the Southern Hemisphere
Spring Day in Argentina
Arbor Day in Brazil
Commemoration of the Declaration of Martial Law in The Philippines
as it was on this day in 1972 – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos begins authoritarian rule by declaring martial law.
Customs Service Day in Poland
Founder's Day and National Volunteer Day in Ghana
Today being the birthday in 1909 of Kwame Nkrumah, Ghanaian educator and politician, 1st President of Ghana (d. 1972)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Armenia from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Belize from the United Kingdom in 1981.
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Malta from the United Kingdom in 1964.
Student's Day in Bolivia
Victory over the Golden Horde in the Battle of Kulikovo (Russia)
On this day in history…
1937 – J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is published.
1976 – Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He had been a member of the former Chilean Marxist government.
1981 – Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.
1993 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin triggers a constitutional crisis when he suspends parliament and scraps the constitution.
1996 – The Defense of Marriage Act is passed by the United States Congress.
And if today is your Birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1866 – H. G. Wells, English novelist, historian, and critic (d. 1946)
1867 – Henry L. Stimson, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 46th United States Secretary of State (d. 1950)
1912 – Chuck Jones, American animator, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1931 – Larry Hagman, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2012)
1934 – Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2016)
1935 – Henry Gibson, American actor (d. 2009)
1936 – Diane Rehm, American journalist and radio host
1944 – Fannie Flagg, American actress, comedian, and author
1944 – Hamilton Jordan, American politician, 8th White House Chief of Staff (d. 2008)
1947 – Stephen King, American author and screenwriter
1949 – Henry Butler, American pianist and photographer
1950 – Bill Murray, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
1954 – Shinzō Abe, Japanese lawyer and politician, 90th Prime Minister of Japan
1957 – Kevin Rudd, Australian politician and diplomat, 26th Prime Minister of Australia
1964 – Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan singer-songwriter
1967 – Faith Hill, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1968 – Ricki Lake, American actress, producer, and talk show host
1970 – Melissa Ferrick, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970 – Samantha Power, Irish-American journalist, academic, and diplomat, 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
1980 – Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress
1981 – Nicole Richie, American actress, fashion designer, and author