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Almanac - Tuesday 10/13/20

Happy Birthday Alexandria Ocasio Cortez...

Today is Tuesday, the 13th of October of 2020

It is the 287th day of the year

79 days remain until the end of the year.

69 days until winter begins

21 days until Election Day Tuesday November 3, 2020

The sun rises at 7:18 am 

and sunset will be at 6:33 pm.

We will have 11 hours and 15 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:55 pm.

The first low tide will be at 3:07 am 

The first high tide will be at 10:18 am 

and the next low tide at 3:37 pm.

and the next high tide at 9:39 pm.

The Moon is 15.5% visible; a Waning Crescent

We’ll have a New Moon in 3 days on Friday the 16th of October of 2020 at 12:31 pm

Today is…

Ada Lovelace Day

English Language Day

Good Samaritan Day

Headspace Day in Australia

International Day for Disaster Reduction

International Day for Failure

International Face Your Fears Day

International Plain Language Day

International Suit Up Day

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

National M&M Day
National No Bra Day

National Train Your Brain Day

National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Own Business Day

Silly Sayings Day

The US Navy's Birthday

Treat Yo' Self Day

Today is also…

Azerbaijani Railway Day

Doi taikomatsuri October 13–15 in Shikokuchūō, Ehime, Japan

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

National Police Day in Thailand

Paramedics' Day in Poland

Rwagasore Day in Burundi

On this day in history…

1792 – In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.

1843 – In New York City, B'nai B'rith, the oldest Jewish service organization in the world, is founded.

1884 – The International Meridian Conference establishes the meridian of the Greenwich Observatory as the prime meridian.

1892 – Edward Emerson Barnard discovers first comet discovered by photographic means.

1903 – The Boston Red Sox win the first modern World Series, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth game.

1908 – Margaret Travers Symons bursts into the UK parliament and became the first woman to speak there.

1923 – Ankara becomes the capital of Turkey.

1983 – Ameritech Mobile Communications launches the first US cellular network in Chicago.

2010 – The mining accident in Copiapó, Chile ends as all 33 trapped miners arrive at the surface after a record 69 days underground.

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this special day with…

1853 – Lillie Langtry, English actress and singer (d. 1929)

1909 – Herblock, American author and illustrator (d. 2001)

1909 – Art Tatum, American jazz pianist (d. 1956)

1911 – Ashok Kumar, Indian film actor (d. 2001)

1921 – Yves Montand, Italian-French actor and singer (d. 1991)

1925 – Lenny Bruce, American comedian and actor (d. 1966)

1925 – Margaret Thatcher, English chemist and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2013)

1927 – Lee Konitz, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2020)

1934 – Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer and politician

1938 – Shirley Caesar, American gospel singer-songwriter

1940 – Pharoah Sanders, American saxophonist and bandleader

1941 – Paul Simon, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1946 – Lacy J. Dalton, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947 – Sammy Hagar, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1948 – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani musician, Qawwal & World Music artist (d. 1997)

1950 – Mollie Katzen, American chef and author

1950 – Simon Nicol, English singer-songwriter

1959 – Marie Osmond, American singer, actress, and television spokesperson

1960 – Ari Fleischer, American journalist and politician, 24th White House Press Secretary

1962 – Jerry Rice, American football player and sportscaster

1964 – Christopher Judge, American actor and producer

1969 – Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater and actress

1971 – Sacha Baron Cohen, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1971 – Billy Bush, American television journalist and radio host

1989 – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, member of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress

1995 – Jimin, South Korean singer with BTS