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Almanac - Friday 9/25/20

More Doodles, by flickr user Zara Gonzalez Hoang

Today is Doodle Day!

Today is Friday, the 25th of September of 2020...

It  is the 268th day of the year.

97 days remain until the end of the year.

87 days until winter begins

39 days until Election Day Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 month and 9 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:01 am 

and the sun set at 6:59 pm.

We will have 11 hours and 58 minutes of daylight.

The solar noon will be at 1:00 pm.

The first low tide was at 1:17 am at 0.07 feet

and the next low tide at 1:38 pm at 2.99 feet.

The first high tide will be at 8:46 am at 5.02 feet

and the final high tide at Aquatic Park will be at 7:26 pm at 5.84 feet.

The Moon is 65.1%; a Waxing Gibbous

Next Full Moon:

Oct 1, 2020, 2:05 pm

Next New Moon:

Oct 16, 2020, 12:31 pm

Moon Direction:

274.62° W↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

239,630 mi

Today is…

Binge Day

German Butterbrot Day

Hug a Vegetarian Day

International Ataxia Awareness Day

Love Note Day

Math Storytelling Day

National Bakery Day

National BRAVE Day

National Comic Book Day

National Cooking Day

National Crab Meat Newburg Day

National Doodle Day

National Food Service Employees Day

National Lobster Day

National One-Hit Wonder Day

National Psychotherapy Day

National Quesadilla Day

National Research Administrator Day

National Tune-Up Day

Native American Day

Save the Koala Day

Sport Purple for Platelets Day

World Dream Day

World Pharmacist Day

Today is also…

Armed Forces Day or Revolution Day in Mozambique

Day of National Recognition for the Harkis in France

National Research Administrators Day in the United States

National Youth Day in Nauru

On this day in history…

1237 – England and Scotland sign the Treaty of York, establishing the location of their common border.

1690 – Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick, the first newspaper to appear in the Americas, is published for the first and only time.

1789 – The United States Congress passes twelve constitutional amendments: the ten known as the Bill of Rights, the (unratified) Congressional Apportionment Amendment, and the Congressional Compensation Amendment.

1890 – The United States Congress establishes Sequoia National Park.

1912 – Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York City.

1926 – The international Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery is first signed.

1957 – Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops.

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

1683 – Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer and theorist (d. 1764)

1897 – William Faulkner, American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)

1903 – Mark Rothko, Latvian-American painter and educator (d. 1970)

1906 – Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1975)

1926 – Aldo Ray, American actor (d. 1991)

1929 – Barbara Walters, American journalist, producer, and author

1930 – Shel Silverstein, American author, poet, illustrator, and songwriter (d. 1999)

1932 – Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 1982)

1933 – Ian Tyson, Canadian folk singer-songwriter and musician

1943 – Aram Saroyan, American poet and novelist

1944 – Michael Douglas, American actor and producer

1944 – Doris Matsui, American politician

1952 – bell hooks, American author and activist

1952 – Christopher Reeve, American actor, producer, and activist (d. 2004)

1961 – Heather Locklear, American actress

1968 – Will Smith, American actor, producer, and rapper

1969 – Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress

1983 – Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover, American actor, rapper, producer, and screenwriter