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Almanac - Wednesday 12/23/20

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Radishes, by flickr user the Italian voice

Tonight is Night of the Radishes in Oaxaca City,  in Mexico

Today is Wednesday, the 23rd of December of 2020,

It is the 358th day of the year.

Eight days remain until the end of the year.

87 days until spring begins

The sun rises at 7:23 am 

and sunset will be at 4:56 pm.

We will have 9 hours and 33 minutes of daylight, today.

Solar noon will be at 12:10

The first high tide will be at 6:58 am 

The only low tide of the day will be at 1:33 pm.

and the final high tide at Aquatic Park will be at 7:36 pm.

The Moon is currently  65% Visible

A waxing gibbous

We’ll have a Full Moon in 7 days on Tuesday 29th of December of 2020 at 7:28 pm

Today is…

Festivus

HumanLight

National Pfeffernüsse Day

National Roots Day

Today is also…

Birthday of the Queen Silvia, an official flag day in Sweden

Children's Day in South Sudan and Sudan

Day of all level operational control structures servicemen in Ukraine

Kisan Diwas in Uttar PradeshIndia

Night of the Radishes in Oaxaca City, Mexico

Tibb's Eve in Newfoundland and Labrador

Tom Bawcock's Eve in MouseholeCornwall

Victory Day in Egypt

On this day in history…

583 – Maya queen Yohl Ik'nal is crowned ruler of Palenque.

1815 – The novel Emma by Jane Austen is first published.

1893 – The opera Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed.

1947 – The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.

1954 – First successful kidney transplant is performed by J. Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray.

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

1745 – John Jay, American jurist and politician, 1st Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1829)

1805 – Joseph Smith, American religious leader, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement (d. 1844)

1900 – Otto Soglow, American cartoonist (d. 1975)

1918 – Helmut Schmidt, German soldier, economist, and politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany (d. 2015)

1926 – Robert Bly, American poet and essayist

1929 – Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player, flugelhorn player, and singer (d. 1988)

1933 – Akihito, Japanese emperor

1940 – Jorma Kaukonen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1943 – Harry Shearer, American actor, voice artist, and comedian

1949 – Adrian Belew, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1958 – Victoria Williams, American singer-songwriter

1964 – Eddie Vedder, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1966 – Badi Assad, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1967 – Carla Bruni, Italian-French singer-songwriter and model