Today is World Octopus Day... (don't let this one drive) ...
Today is Thursday, the 8th of October of 2020...
Today is the 282nd day of the year
84 days remain until the end of the year.
74 days until winter begins
26 days until Election Day Tuesday November 3, 2020
The sun rises at 7:12 am
and sunset will be at 6:41 pm.
Today we will have 11 hours and 26 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:56 pm.
The first high tide will be at 5:58 am
and the next high tide at 4:09 pm.
The first low tide will be at 10:18 am
and the final low tide at Aquatic Park will be at 11:04 pm.
The Moon is 65.4% visible; a Waning Gibbous
Last Quarter Moon tomorrow Friday the 9th of October of 2020 at 5:39 pm
American Touch Tag Day
International Lesbian Day
National Depression Screening Day
National Fluffernutter Day
National Pierogi Day
World Octopus Day
World Sight Day
Today is also…
World Space Week (October 4–10)
Air Force Day in India
Arbor Day in Namibia
Children's Day in Iran
Navy Day in Peru
1871 – Slash-and-burn land management, months of drought, and the passage of a strong cold front cause the Peshtigo Fire, the Great Chicago Fire and the Great Michigan Fires to break out.
1921 – KDKA in Pittsburgh's Forbes Field conducts the first live broadcast of a football game.
1956 – The New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in a World Series.
1967 – Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
1969 – The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago.
1970 – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wins the Nobel Prize in literature.
1982 – After its London premiere, Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
...and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with...
1882 – Harry McClintock, American singer-songwriter and poet (d. 1957)
1890 – Eddie Rickenbacker, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1973)
1893 – Clarence Williams, American pianist and composer (d. 1965)
1895 – Juan Perón, Argentinian general and politician, 29th President of Argentina (d. 1974)
1910 – Gus Hall, American soldier and politician (d. 2000)
1920 – Frank Herbert, American journalist, photographer, and author (d. 1986)
1930 – Pepper Adams, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1986)
1930 – Faith Ringgold, American painter and activist
1941 – Jesse Jackson, American minister and activist
1943 – Chevy Chase, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1943 – R. L. Stine, American author, screenwriter, and producer
1946 – Dennis Kucinich, American journalist and politician, 53rd Mayor of Cleveland
1948 – Johnny Ramone, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2004)
1949 – Sigourney Weaver, American actress and producer
1970 – Matt Damon, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1970 – Sadiq Khan, English lawyer and politician, Minister of State for Transport, Mayor of London