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Almanac - Wednesday 12/30/20

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On this day in history in 1927 – The Ginza Line, the first subway line in Asia, opens in Tokyo, Japan.

Today is Wednesday, 30th of December of 2020

It is the 365th day of the year

One day remains until the end of the year

The sun rises at 7:25 am 

and sunset will be at 5:00 pm.

Tomorrow we will have 9 hours and 35 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:13 pm.

The first high tide was at 12:45 am 

The first low tide was at 5:04 am 

The next high tide at 11:00 am.

and the final low tide at  Aquatic Park will be at 5:50 pm.

The Moon is 99.8% visible

Full Moon

Today is…

Bacon Day

Falling Needles Family Fest Day

Festival of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

Today is also…

Day of the Declaration of Slovakia as an Independent Ecclesiastic Province

Rizal Day in The Philippines

The fifth day of Kwanzaa.  Today’s principle is Nia, Purpose.

The sixth of the Twelve Days of Christmas. That’s Six Geese A-Laying…

…on this day in history….

1927 – The Ginza Line, the first subway line in Asia, opens in Tokyo, Japan.

1936 – The Flint sit-down strike hits General Motors.

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

1865 – Rudyard Kipling, Indian-English author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)

1873 – Al Smith, American lawyer and politician, 42nd Governor of New York (d. 1944)

1910 – Paul Bowles, American composer and author (d. 1999)

1914 – Bert Parks, American actor, singer, television personality, and beauty pageant host (d. 1992)

1928 – Bo Diddley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)

1931 – Skeeter Davis, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

1934 – Del Shannon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1990)

1934 – Russ Tamblyn, American actor

1935 – Sandy Koufax, American baseball player and sportscaster

1937 – John Hartford, American singer-songwriter and fiddler (d. 2001)

1937 – Noel Paul Stookey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1939 – Felix Pappalardi, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 1983)

1942 – Michael Nesmith, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1942 – Fred Ward, American actor

1945 – Davy Jones, English singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2012)

1946 – Patti Smith, American singer-songwriter and

1947 – Jeff Lynne, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1953 – Meredith Vieira, American journalist and game show host

1956 – Suzy Bogguss, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist

1959 – Tracey Ullman, English-American actress, singer, director, and screenwriter

1961 – Douglas Coupland, German-Canadian author and playwright

1961 – Sean Hannity, American radio and television host

1963 – Mike Pompeo, American diplomat and politician; 70th United States Secretary of State

1965 – Heidi Fleiss, American procurer

1975 – Tiger Woods, American golfer

1984 – LeBron James, American basketball player, producer and businessman