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Almanac - Monday 9/21/20

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Chai, by flickr user toyohara

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

Moon Direction:

19.02° NNE↑

Moon Altitude:

-68.45°

Moon Distance:

227,373 mi

Next Full Moon:

Oct 1, 2020, 2:05 pm

Next New Moon:

Oct 16, 2020, 12:31 pm

Next Moonrise:

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.[10]

Today is…

Escapology Day

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