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Almanac - Thursday 10/1/20

vegetarian schaschlik, flickr user Acid Pix

Today is World Vegetarian Day...

Today is Thursday, the 1st of October of 2020...

It is the 275th day of the year

91 days remain until the end of the year.

It is the first day of the fourth quarter of the year.

81 days until winter begins

33 days until Election Day Tuesday November 3, 2020

1 month and 4 days from today

The sun rises at 7:06 am 

and sunset will be at 6:52 pm.

We will have 11 hours and 46 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:58 pm.

The first low tide was at 5:46 am at zero point 79 feet

The only high tide of the day will be at 12:28 pm at 5.68 feet.

The Moon is 99.7% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:

255.75° WSW↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

251,453 mi

Next Full Moon:

Oct 1, 2020, 2:05 pm

Next New Moon:

Oct 16, 2020, 12:31 pm

Next Moonset:

Today, 6:46 am

The October Full Moon is called the Hunter’s Moon, or the 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 months ahead.

It’s also called the Drying Rice Moon, Falling Leaves Moon, Freezing Moon, Ice Moon, and the Migrating Moon

Today is …

Bring Your Bible to School Day

CD Player Day

Homemade Cookie Day

International Coffee Day

International Day of Older Persons

International Music Day

International Raccoon Appreciation Day

Less Than Perfect Day

Lincolnshire Day

Model T Day

National Black Dog Day

National BOOK It! Day

National Fire Pup Day

National Hair Day

National Lace Day

National Poetry Day in the UK

Native Women's Equal Pay Day

World Vegetarian Day

Today is also…

Armed Forces Day in South Korea

Beginning of the United States' Fiscal Year

Day of Prosecutors in Azerbaijan

Ground Forces Day in Russia

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Cyprus from United Kingdom in 1960.

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Nigeria from United Kingdom in 1960.

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Palau from the UN Trust Territory status in 1994.

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Tuvalu from United Kingdom in 1978.

International Day of Older Persons

Lincolnshire Day in United Kingdom

National Day of the People's Republic of China

Pancasila Sanctity Day in Indonesia

Teacher's Day in Uzbekistan

Unification Day in Cameroon

On this day in history…

1890 – Yosemite National Park is established by the U.S. Congress.

1891 – Stanford University opens its doors

1908 – Ford Model T automobiles are offered for sale at a price of US$825.

1946 – Nazi leaders are sentenced at the Nuremberg trials.

1949 – The People's Republic of China is established.

1957 – First appearance of In God we trust on U.S. paper currency.

1964 – The Free Speech Movement is launched on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

1964 – Japanese Shinkansen ("bullet trains") begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.

1969 – Concorde breaks the sound barrier for the first time.

1971 – Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida.

1971 – The first practical CT scanner is used to diagnose a patient.

1975 – Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines.

1982 – Sony and Phillips launch the compact disc in Japan. On the same day, Sony released the model CDP-101 compact disc player, the first player of its kind.

1989 – Denmark introduces the world's first legal same-sex registered partnerships.

2017 – Fifty-eight people are killed and 869 others injured in a mass shooting at a country music festival at the Las Vegas Strip in the United States; the gunman, Stephen Paddock, later commits suicide.

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

1832 – Henry Clay Work, American composer and songwriter (d. 1884)

1881 – William Boeing, American engineer and businessman, founded the Boeing Company (d. 1956)

1885 – Louis Untermeyer, American poet, anthologist, critic (d. 1977)

1890 – Stanley Holloway, English actor (d. 1982)

1903 – Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American pianist and composer (d. 1989)

1909 – Sam Yorty, American captain and politician, 37th Mayor of Los Angeles (d. 1998)

1910 – Bonnie Parker, American criminal (d. 1934)

1914 – Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, lawyer, and author, 12th Librarian of Congress (d. 2004)

1920 – Walter Matthau, American actor (d. 2000)

1924 – Jimmy Carter, American naval lieutenant and politician, 39th President of the United StatesNobel Prize laureate

1924 – William Rehnquist, American lawyer and jurist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 2005)

1932 – Albert Collins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)

1935 – Julie Andrews, English actress and singer

1940 – Marc Savoy, American accordion player, created the Cajun accordion

1945 – Donny Hathaway, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1979)

1946 – Dave Holland, English bassist, composer, and bandleader

1946 – Tim O'Brien, American novelist and short story writer

1950 – Randy Quaid, American actor

1956 – Theresa May, English politician, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1959 – Youssou N'Dour, Senegalese singer-songwriter, musician, and politician

1962 – Esai Morales, American actor

1963 – Mark McGwire, American baseball player and coach

1969 – Zach Galifianakis, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

1989 – Brie Larson, American actress