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Almanac - Monday 12/28/20

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Today is Monday, the 28th of December of 2020...

December 28 is the 363rd day of the year

Three days remain until the end of the year.

82 days until spring begins

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:25 am 

and sunset will be at 4:59 pm.

Today we will have 9 hours and 34 minutes of sun.

The solar transit will be at 12:12 pm.

The first low tide was at 3:45 am 

The first high tide will be at 9:46 am 

and the next low tide will be at 4:43 pm.

and the final high tide at 12:07 am, early tomorrow.

The Moon is currently 97.5% visible;

a Waxing Gibbous

We’ll have a Full Moon is tomorrow evening Tuesday the 29th of December of 2020 at 7:28 pm

In December, it’s called the Full Cold Moon

This is the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark.

This full moon is also called…

• Drift Clearing Moon
• Frost Exploding Trees Moon
• Hoar Frost Moon
• Little Spirit Moon
• Long Night Moon
• Mid-winter Moon
• Moon of the Popping Trees
• Moon When the Deer Shed Their Antlers
• Snow Moon
• Winter Maker Moon Call a Friend Day

Today is…

Holy Innocents' Day

National Card Playing Day

National Chocolate Candy Day

National Download Day

National Short Film Day

Pledge of Allegiance Day

Today is also…
King Taksin Memorial Day (Thailand)

Proclamation Day (South Australia), celebration started on the day following Christmas (South Australia)

Republic Day (South Sudan)

The fourth of the Twelve Days of Christmas (Western Christianity)

On this day in history...

1836 – Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico with the signing of the Santa María–Calatrava Treaty.

1846 – Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.

1885 – Indian National Congress, a political party of India, is founded in Bombay Presidency, British India.

1895 – The Lumière brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines.

1895 – Wilhelm Röntgen publishes a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later will be known as x-rays.

1912 – The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco.

1918 – Constance Markievicz, while detained in Holloway prison, becomes the first woman to be elected MP to the British House of Commons.

1944 – Maurice Richard becomes the first player to score eight points in one game of NHL ice hockey.

1967 – American businesswoman Muriel Siebert becomes the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.

1973 – The United States Endangered Species Act is signed into law by President Richard Nixon.

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

1856 – Woodrow Wilson, American historian and politician, 28th President of the United StatesNobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)

1902 – Mortimer J. Adler, American philosopher and author (d. 2001)

1903 – Earl Hines, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1983)

1913 – Lou Jacobi, Canadian-American actor (d. 2009)

1914 – Pops Staples, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)

1921 – Johnny Otis, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2012)

1922 – Stan Lee, American publisher, producer, and actor (d. 2018)

1928 – Moe Koffman, Canadian flute player, saxophonist, and composer (d. 2001)

1931 – Martin Milner, American actor (d. 2015)

1932 – Manuel Puig, Argentinian author and playwright (d. 1990)

1934 – Maggie Smith, English actress

1946 – Edgar Winter, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

1948 – Ziggy Modeliste, American drummer

1950 – Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)

1954 – Denzel Washington, American actor, director, and producer

1969 – Linus Torvalds, Finnish-American computer programmer, developed Linux kernel

1973 – Seth Meyers, American actor, producer, screenwriter, and talk show host

1978 – John Legend, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor

1979 – Noomi Rapace, Swedish actress