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Almanac - Monday 10/5/20

teacher meme, by flickr user Filip Pticek

Today is World Teachers Day...

Today is Monday, the 5th of October of 2020,

It is the 279th day of the year

87 days remain until the end of the year.

77 days until winter begins

29 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

The sun rises at 7:10 am 

and the sun will set at 6:46 pm.

Today we will have 11 hours and 36 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:57 pm.

The first high tide was at 2:43 am 

The first low tide will be at 7:52 am 

and the next high tide will be at 2:04 pm.

and the next low tide at 8:28 pm.

The Moon is 88.7% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Today is…

Blue Shirt Day

Chic Spy Day

Child Health Day

Day of Unity

Do Something Nice Day

Global James Bond Day

National Apple Betty Day

National Consignment Day

National Get Funky Day

National Storytelling Day

World Architecture Day

World Habitat Day

World Teachers' Day

​National Kiss a Wrestler Day

World Space Week (October 4–10)

Today is also…

Armed Forces Day in Indonesia

Constitution Day in Vanuatu

Engineer's Day in Bolivia

International Day of No Prostitution

Republic Day in Portugal

on this day in history…

1789 – French Revolution: The Women's March on Versailles effectively terminates royal authority.

1905 – The Wright brothers pilot the Wright Flyer III in a new world record flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes.

1921 – The World Series is the first to be broadcast on radio.

1944 – The Provisional Government of the French Republic enfranchises women.

1947 – President Truman makes the first televised Oval Office address.

1966 – A reactor at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Detroit suffers a partial meltdown.

1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.

1982 – Tylenol products are recalled after bottles in Chicago laced with cyanide cause seven deaths.

1988 – A Chilean opposition coalition defeats Augusto Pinochet in his re-election attempt.

…and if today is your birthday, happy birthday to you!  You get to share birthday cake with…

1829 – Chester A. Arthur, American general, lawyer, and politician, 21st President of the United States (d. 1886)

1864 – Louis Lumière, French director and producer (d. 1948)

1902 – Larry Fine, American comedian (d. 1975)

1902 – Ray Kroc, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1984)

1907 – Mrs. Miller, American novelty singer (d. 1997)

1922 – Bil Keane, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2011)

1924 – Bill Dana, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)

1936 – Václav Havel, Czech poet, playwright, and politician, 1st President of the Czech Republic (d. 2011)

1941 – Roy Book Binder, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1943 – Steve Miller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1951 – Bob Geldof, British singer-songwriter and actor

1952 – Clive Barker, English author, director, producer, and screenwriter

1952 – Imran Khan, Pakistani cricketer and Prime Minister

1957 – Bernie Mac, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

1958 – Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author

1959 – Maya Lin, American architect and sculptor, designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Civil Rights Memorial

1959 – Kelly Joe Phelps, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1975 – Kate Winslet, English actress