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Almanac - Thursday 12/3/20


Today is Apple Pie Day...

Today Thursday, the 3rd of December of 2020

December 3 is the 338th day of the year

28 days remain until the end of the year.

18 days until winter begins

The sun rises at 7:09 am

and the sun sets at 4:50 pm.

Today we have 9 hours and 41 minutes of daylight

The solar transit will be at 12:00 pm.

the first high tide was at 2:28 am

and the next low tide will be at 6:42 am.

The next high tide was at 12:35 pm

and the final low tide at Aquatic Park  will be at 7:23 pm.

The Moon is 90.7% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Last Quarter Moon in 5 days on Monday 7th of December of 2020 at 4:37 pm

Today is…

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Spirit of the Game Day

Let's Hug Day

Make a Gift Day

National Apple Pie Day

National Green Bean Casserole Day

National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day

Today is also…

Doctors' Day in Cuba

On This Day In History…

1800 – 1800 United States presidential election The Electoral College casts votes for president and vice president that resulted in a tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr.

1818 – Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.

1929 – President Herbert Hoover delivers his first State of the Union message to Congress. It was presented in the form of a written message rather than a speech.

1960 – The musical Camelot debuts at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway. It will become associated with the Kennedy administration.

1982 – A soil sample is taken from Times Beach, Missouri, that will be found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.

1984 – Bhopal disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000–600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history.

1989 – In a meeting off the coast of Malta, U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev release statements indicating that the Cold War between NATO and the Warsaw Pact may be coming to an end.

1992 – A test engineer for Sema Group uses a personal computer to send the world's first text message via the Vodafone network to the phone of a colleague.

1994 – Taiwan held the first full local elections; James Soong elected as the first and only direct elected Governor of Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian became the first direct elected Mayor of Taipei, Wu Den-yih became the first directed Mayor of Kaohsiung.

1997 – In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, representatives from 121 countries sign the Ottawa Treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines. The United States, People's Republic of China, and Russia do not sign the treaty, however.

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

1729 – Antonio Soler, Spanish composer and theorist (d. 1783)

1842 – Phoebe Hearst, American philanthropist and activist (d. 1919)

1857 – Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British novelist (d. 1924)

1883 – Anton Webern, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1945)

1895 – Anna Freud, Austrian-English psychologist and psychoanalyst (d. 1982)

1911 – Nino Rota, Italian pianist, composer, conductor, and academic (d. 1979)

1927 – Andy Williams, American singer (d. 2012)

1942 – David K. Shipler, American journalist and author

1944 – Ralph McTell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1948 – Ozzy Osbourne, English singer-songwriter

1960 – Daryl Hannah, American actress and producer

1960 – Julianne Moore, American actress and author

1963 – Terri Schiavo, American medical patient (d. 2005)

and Rose Aguilar, KALW host of Your Call