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Almanac - Tuesday 9/29/20

Cervantes, by flickr user Néstor Alonso"

It's the birthday of Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, the author of Don Quixote...

Today is Tuesday, the 29th of September of 2020

93 days remain until the end of the year.

83 days until winter begins

35 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 month and 6 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:04 am 

and sun sets at 6:55 pm.

Today we have 11 hours and 51 minutes of daylight....

The solar transit will be at 12:59 pm.

the first low tide was at 4:41 am 

and the next low tide will be at 5:03 pm.

The first high tide will be at 10:55 am 

and the final high tide at Aquatic Park will be at 11:10 pm.

The Moon is 94.6% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:

253.95° WSW↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

248,888 mi

Next Full Moon:

Oct 1, 2020, 2:05 pm

Next New Moon:

Oct 16, 2020, 12:31 pm

Next Moonset:

Today, 4:50 am

Today is…

Broadway Musicals Day

Confucius Day

Goose Day


National Attend Your Grandchild's Birthday Day

National Biscotti Day

National Coffee Day

National Mocha Day


World Heart Day

Today is also…

Day of Machine-Building Industry Workers in Russia

Inventors' Day in Argentina

Victory of Boquerón Day in Paraguay

1932 – Chaco War: Last day of the Battle of Boquerón between Paraguay and Bolivia.

On this day in history…

1923 – The First American Track & Field championships for women are held.

1975 – WGPR becomes the first black-owned-and-operated television station in the US.

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

1547 – Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright (d. 1616)

1758 – Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, English admiral (d. 1805)

1895 – Clarence Ashley, American singer, guitarist, and banjo player (d. 1967)

1901 – Enrico Fermi, Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)

1903 – Diana Vreeland, American journalist (d. 1989)

1904 – Greer Garson, English-American actress (d. 1996)

1907 – Gene Autry, American singer, actor, and businessman (d. 1998)

1913 – Stanley Kramer, American director and producer (d. 2001)

1923 – Stan Berenstain, American author and illustrator (d. 2005)

1935 – Jerry Lee Lewis, American singer-songwriter and pianist

1936 – Silvio Berlusconi, Italian businessman and politician, 50th Prime Minister of Italy

1939 – Larry Linville, American actor (d. 2000)

1942 – Madeline Kahn, American actress and singer (d. 1999)

1942 – Jean-Luc Ponty, French violinist and composer

1943 – Lech Wałęsa, Polish electrician and politician, 2nd President of PolandNobel Prize laureate

1948 – Bryant Gumbel, American journalist and sportscaster

1951 – Michelle Bachelet, Chilean physician and politician, 34th President of Chile

1956 – Suzzy Roche, American singer-songwriter and actress

1961 – Julia Gillard, Welsh-Australian lawyer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Australia