It's World Typing Day...
Today is Friday, the 8th of January of 2021
January 8 is the eighth day of the year
357 days remain until the end of the year
71 days until spring begins
The sun rises at 7:26 am
and sunset will be at 5:08 pm.
Today we will have 9 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:17 pm.
The first low tide was at 12:09 am
The first high tide will be at 6:49 am
The next low tide of the day will be at 1:43 pm.
The next high tide at 8:34 pm.
The Moon is currently 26.5%
a Waning Crescent
New Moon in 5 days on Tuesday the 12th of January of 2021 at 9:00 pm
Bubble Bath Day
Earth's Rotation Day
National English Toffee Day
National JoyGerm Day
National Man Watcher's Day
National Winter Skin Relief Day
Show and Tell Day at Work Day
War on Poverty Day
World Typing Day
Today is also….
Babinden in Belarus and Russia
Commonwealth Day in the Northern Mariana Islands
On this day in history….
1790 – George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York City.
1828 – The Democratic Party of the United States is organized.
1835 – US President Andrew Jackson announces a celebratory dinner after having reduced the United States national debt to zero for the only time.
1867 – The United States Congress passes the bill to allow African American men the right to vote in Washington, D.C
1959 – Charles de Gaulle is proclaimed as the first President of the French Fifth Republic.
1964 – President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.
1973 – Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
1975 – Ella T. Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first woman to serve as a Governor in the United States other than by succeeding her husband.
2011 – Sitting US Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is shot in the head along with 18 others in a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona. Giffords survived the assassination attempt, but 6 others died, including John Roll, a federal judge.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1862 – Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher, founded the Doubleday Publishing Company (d. 1934)
1909 – Evelyn Wood, American author and educator (d. 1995)
1911 – Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress, dancer, and author (d. 1970)
1912 – José Ferrer, Puerto Rican-American actor and director (d. 1992)
1926 – Soupy Sales, American comedian and actor (d. 2009)
1931 – Bill Graham, German-American businessman (d. 1991)
1933 – Charles Osgood, American soldier and journalist
1935 – Elvis Presley, American singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 1977)
1938 – Bob Eubanks, American game show host and producer
1941 – Graham Chapman, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1942 – Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author (d. 2018)
1947 – David Bowie, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2016)
1958 – Betsy DeVos, American businesswoman and politician, 11th Secretary of Education
1967 – R. Kelly, American singer-songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player
1984 – Kim Jong-un, North Korean soldier and politician, 3rd Supreme Leader of North Korea (probable)