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Almanac - Wednesday 9/30/20


Today is Orange Shirt Day, a day of reconciliation for First Nation children in Canada...

Today is Wednesday, the 30th of September of 2020...It is the 274th day of the year

92 days remain until the end of the year.

It is the last day of the third quarter, midway point of the second half of the year.

82 days until winter begins

34 days until Tuesday November 03 2020

(1 month and 5 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:05 am 

and sunset will be at 6:53 pm.

we will have 11 hours and 48 minutes of sun.

The solar transit will be at 12:59 pm.

the first low tide was at 5:15 am 

The first high tide will be at 12:04 pm 

and the next low tide at 5:39 pm

and the next high tide at 11:53 pm.

The Moon is 98.1% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Next Moonset:

Today, 5:49 am

Full Moon tomorrow Thursday the 1st of October of 2020 at 2:05 pm

Full Hunter’s Moon, or a Harvest Moon  This is the month when the game is fattened up for winter.  Now is the time for hunting and laying in a store of provisions for the long winter months ahead.

Also the Drying Rice Moon, the Falling Leaves Moon, the Freezing Moon, and the Ice Moon.

Next Moonset:

Today, 5:49 am

Today is…

Ask a Stupid Question Day

Chewing Gum Day

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day

International Blasphemy Rights Day

International Podcast Day

International Thunderbirds Day

International Translation Day

National Hot Mulled Cider Day

National Love People Day

National Mud Pack Day

National PrepareAthon! Day

National Women's Health and Fitness Day

Orange Shirt Day

The Time for Yoga

World School Milk Day

Today is also…

Agricultural Reform or Nationalization Day  in São Tomé and Príncipe

Birth of Morelos in Mexico

1765 – José María Morelos, Mexican priest and general (d. 1815)

Boy's Day in Poland

Independence Day in Botswana  or Botswana Day, celebrates the independence of Botswana from United Kingdom in 1966.

International Translation Day for the International Federation of Translators

On this day in history…

1791 – The first performance of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute takes place two months before his death.

1882 – Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation.

1906 – The Royal Galician Academy, the Galician language's biggest linguistic authority, starts working in La Coruña, Spain.

1935 – The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.

1939 – NBC broadcasts the first televised American football game.

1947 – The 1947 World Series is the first to be televised, to include an African-American player, to exceed $2 million in receipts, to see a pinch-hit home run, and to have six umpires on the field.

1962 – James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying racial segregation rules.

1980 – Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.

2005 – Controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in a Danish newspaper.

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

1207 – Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273

1861 – William Wrigley, Jr., American businessman, founded Wrigley Company (d. 1932)

1908 – David Oistrakh, Ukrainian-Russian violinist and educator (d. 1974)

1915 – Lester Maddox, American businessman and politician, 75th Governor of Georgia (d. 2003)

1917 – Yuri Lyubimov, Russian actor and director (d. 2014)

1917 – Buddy Rich, American drummer, bandleader, and actor (d. 1987)

1924 – Truman Capote, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1984)

1927 – W. S. Merwin, American poet and translator (d. 2019)

1928 – Elie Wiesel, Romanian-American author, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)

1931 – Angie Dickinson, American actress

1935 – Johnny Mathis, American singer and actor

1942 – Frankie Lymon, American singer-songwriter (d. 1968)

1943 – Marilyn McCoo, American singer

1946 – Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter (d. 1993)

1954 – Patrice Rushen, American singer-songwriter and producer

1955 – Frankie Kennedy, Northern Irish flute player (d. 1994)

1958 – Marty Stuart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist