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Almanac - Friday 10/2/20

Nonviolence is the answer [Martin Luther King] by flickr user Wasfi Akab

It's International Non-Violence Day, part of the celebration of  the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi...

Today is Friday, 2nd of October of 2020

It is the 276th day of the year

90 days remain until the end of the year.

80 days until winter begins

32 days until Election Day Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 month and 1 day from today)

The sun rises at 7:07 am 

and sunset will be at 6:50 pm.

Today we will have 11 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:58 pm.

the first high tide was at 12:34 am 

and the next high tide will be at 12:50 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:16  am 

and the next low tide at 6:25 pm.

The Moon is 99.5%; a Full Moon

Moon Direction:

245.51° WSW↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

252,147 mi

Next New Moon:

Oct 16, 2020, 12:31 pm

Next Full Moon:

Oct 31, 2020, 7:49 am

Next Moonset:

Today, 7:43 am



Full Hunter’s Moon (or 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.

• Drying Rice Moon
• Falling Leaves Moon
• Freezing Moon
• Ice Moon
• Migrating Moon

Today is...

Guardian Angels Day

Kids Music Day

Manufacturing Day

National Custodial Worker Day

National Denim Day

National Diversity Day

National Fried Scallops Day

National Name Your Car Day

National Research Maniacs Food Day

Phileas Fogg's Wager Day


World Day for Farmed Animals

World No Alcohol Day

World Smile Day

Today is also…

Batik Day (Indonesia)

Gandhi's birthday-related observances:

Gandhi Jayanti (India)

International Day of Non-Violence

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Guinea from France in 1958.

National Grandparents Day (Italy)

On this day in history...

1535 – Jacques Cartier discovers the present site of Montreal.

1789 – The United States Bill of Rights is sent to the various States for ratification.

1919 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him incapacitated for several weeks.

1967 – Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of the United States Supreme Court.

1968 – Mexican President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz orders soldiers to suppress a demonstration of unarmed students, ten days before the start of the 1968 Summer Olympics.

1996 – The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.

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

1800 – Nat Turner, American slave and uprising leader (d. 1831)

1847 – Paul von Hindenburg, German field marshal and politician, 2nd President of Germany (d. 1934)

1869 – Mahatma Gandhi, Indian freedom fighter, activist and philosopher (d. 1948)

1871 – Cordell Hull, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 47th United States Secretary of StateNobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

1879 – Wallace Stevens, American poet and educator (d. 1955)

1890 – Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1977)

1897 – Bud Abbott, American comedian (d. 1974)

1904 – Graham Greene, English novelist, playwright, and critic (d. 1991)

1909 – Alex Raymond, American cartoonist, creator of Flash Gordon (d. 1956)

1915 – Chuck Williams, American author and businessman, founded Williams Sonoma (d. 2015)

1937 – Johnnie Cochran, American lawyer (d. 2005)

1938 – Nick Gravenites, American singer–songwriter and guitarist

1938 – Rex Reed, American film critic

1945 – Don McLean, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947 – Ward Churchill, American author and activist

1949 – Richard Hell, American singer-songwriter and bass player

1949 – Annie Leibovitz, American photographer

1960 – Joe Sacco, American journalist and cartoonist

1967 – Gillian Welch, American singer-songwriter and guitarist