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Almanac - Tuesday 10/6/20

What's that smell? Sorry, no scratch and sniff computer monitors available for you garlic lovers. (picture and caption) By flickr user newwavegurly

Today is Garlic Lovers Day...

Today is Tuesday, the 6th of October of 2020

October 6 is the 280th day of the year

86 days remain until the end of the year.

76 days until winter begins

28 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

The sun rises at 7:10 am 

and sunset will be at 6:44 pm.

Today we will have 11 hours and 34 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:57 pm.

The first high tide was at 3:36 am 

and the next high tide will be at 2:38 pm.

The first low tide will be at 8:29 am 

and the next low tide at 9:11 pm.

The Moon is 82.1% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction:

206.57° SSW↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

250,510 mi

Last Quarter Moon in 4 days on Friday the 9th of October of 2020 at 5:39 pm

Next New Moon:

Oct 16, 2020, 12:31 pm

Next Full Moon:

Oct 31, 2020, 7:49 am

Next Moonset:

Today, 11:34 am

Today is…

Come and Take It Day

Garlic Lovers Day

Jackie Mayer Rehab Day

Mad Hatter Day

National Badger Day

National Coaches Day

National Fruit at Work Day

National German American Day

National Noodle Day

National PA Day

National Plus Size Appreciation Day

World Cerebral Palsy Day

Today is also…

Day of Commemoration and National Mourning in Turkmenistan

Dukla Pass Victims Day in Slovakia

Memorial Day for the Martyrs of Arad in Hungary

Teachers' Day in Sri Lanka

Yom Kippur War commemorations:

Armed Forces Day in Egypt

Tishreen Liberation Day in Syria

on this day in history...

1600 – Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, receives its première performance, beginning the Baroque period.

1683 – Immigrant families found Germantown, Pennsylvania in the first major immigration of German people to America.

1976 – Premier Hua Guofeng arrests the Gang of Four, ending the Cultural Revolution in China.

1995 – The first planet orbiting another sun, 51 Pegasi b, is discovered.

2007 – Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth.

2010 – Instagram, a mainstream photo-sharing application, is founded.

…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this day with…

1729 – Sarah Crosby, English preacher, the first female Methodist preacher (d. 1804)

1744 – James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded McGill University (d. 1813)

1846 – George Westinghouse, American engineer and businessman, founded the Westinghouse Air Brake Company (d. 1914)

1866 – Reginald Fessenden, Canadian engineer and academic, invented radiotelephony (d. 1932)

1887 – Le Corbusier, Swiss-French architect and painter, designed the Philips Pavilion and Saint-Pierre, Firminy (d. 1965)

1908 – Carole Lombard, American actress (d. 1942)

1914 – Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian ethnographer and explorer (d. 2002)

1917 – Fannie Lou Hamer, American activist and philanthropist (d. 1977)

1921 – Joseph Lowery, American minister and activist (d. 2020)

1925 – Shana Alexander, American journalist and author (d. 2005)

1930 – Hafez al-Assad, Syrian general and politician, 20th President of Syria (d. 2000)

1934 – Marshall Rosenberg, American psychologist and author (d. 2015)

1942 – Britt Ekland, Swedish actress and singer

1948 – Gerry Adams, Irish republican politician

1950 – David Brin, American physicist and author

1954 – David Hidalgo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1982 – William Butler, American musician and composer

2004 – Bronny James, American basketball player, son of LeBron James