Almanac - Tuesday 10/20/20
Today is Office Chocolate Day...
It's Tuesday, the 20th of October of 2020
It is the 294th day of the year
72 days remain until the end of the year.
14 days until Election Day Tuesday November 3, 2020
The sun rises at 7:24 am
and sunset will be at 6:24 pm.
Today we will have 11 hours of daylight.
The solar noon will be at 12:53 pm.
The first high tide was at 3:36 am
The first low tide will be at 8:25 am
The next high tide will be at 2:42 pm.
and the final low tide at Aquatic Park will be at 9:20 pm.
The Moon is 18.7% visible; a Waxing Crescent
We’ll have the First Quarter Moon in 3 days on Friday the 23rd of October of 2020 at 6:23 am
Today is also…
1947 – The House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigation into Communist infiltration of the Hollywood film industry, resulting in a blacklist that prevents some from working in the industry for years.
1973 – "Saturday Night Massacre": United States President Richard Nixon fires U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after they refuse to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox, who is finally fired by Robert Bork.
1973 – The Sydney Opera House is opened by Elizabeth II after 14 years of construction.
...and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with...
1882 – Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-American actor (d. 1956)
1900 – Wayne Morse, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 1974)
1931 – Mickey Mantle, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1995)
1932 – William Christopher, American actor and singer (d. 2016)
1934 – Eddie Harris, American saxophonist (d. 1996)
1940 – Robert Pinsky, American poet and critic
1953 – Bill Nunn, American actor (d. 2016)
1958 – Viggo Mortensen, American-Danish actor and producer