Almanac - Friday 12/11/20
Tonight is the second night of Hannukah...
Today is Friday December 10, 2020
December 11 is the 346th day of the year
20 days remain until the end of the year.
The sun rises at 7:16 this morning
The sun sets tonight at 4:51 this afternoon
We will have 9 hours and 35 minutes of daylight today
The first low tide was at 1:39 early this morning
The first high tide is at 8:26 this morning
The next low tide will be at 2:54 this afternoon
and the final high tide at Aquatic Park will be at 9:40 tonight
The moon is almost 10% visible
It's a waning crescent moon
We'll have a new moon on Monday the 14th
Holiday Food Drive for Needy Animals Day
International Mountain Day
National App Day
National Have a Bagel Day
National Noodle Ring Day
National Salesperson's Day
Official Lost and Found Day
Last night was the first night of Hanukkah
Today is the first full day of Hannukah
and tonight will be the second night of the festival of lights...
Today is also...
Establishment of Kurdish Women's Union in Iraqi Kurdistan
1816 – Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.
National Tango Day in Argentina
Pampanga Day in Pampanga province, Philippines
Republic Day, the day when Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community in 1958 in Burkina Faso
On this day in history...
1934 – Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the final time.
1936 – Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII's abdication as King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India, becomes effective.
1946 – The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.
1964 – Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
1972 – Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and final Apollo mission to land on the Moon.
1980 – The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund) is enacted by the U.S. Congress.
1997 – The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature.
2008 – Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.
...and if today is you're birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You get to share birthday cake with...
1803 – Hector Berlioz, French composer, conductor, and critic (d. 1869)
1856 – Georgi Plekhanov, Russian philosopher, theorist, and author (d. 1918)
1882 – Fiorello H. La Guardia, American lawyer and politician, 99th Mayor of New York City (d.
1908 – Elliott Carter, American composer and academic (d. 2012)
1911 – Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian author, playwright, and screenwriter, Nobel Prize laureate (d.
1918 – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer, Nobel Prize
laureate (d. 2008)
1922 – Grace Paley, American short story writer and poet (d. 2007)
1923 – Morrie Turner, American comics creator of Wee Pals(d. 2014)
1926 – Big Mama Thornton, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
1931 – Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican-American actress, singer, and dancer
1938 – McCoy Tyner, American jazz musician (d. 2020)
1939 – Tom Hayden, American activist and politician (d. 2016)
1943 – John Kerry, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 68th United States Secretary of
1944 – Brenda Lee, American singer-songwriter
1954 – Jermaine Jackson, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1967 – Mo'Nique, American comedian, actress, and producer
1973 – Mos Def, American rapper
1978 – Roy Wood, Jr., American comedian, actor, and radio host