Almanac - Tuesday 1/26/21
Today is National Green Juice Day...
Today is Tuesday, the 26th of January, 2021.
It is the 26th day of the year
339 days remain until the end of the year
53 days until spring begins
The sun rises at 7:18 am
and sunset will be at 5:27 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 9 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:23 pm.
The first low tide will be at 3:26 am
The first high tide will be at 9:19 am
The next low tide at 4:22 pm.
and the final high tide at Aquatic Park at 11:46 pm.
The Moon is 92.5% visible
a Waxing Gibbous
Next Full Moon Thursday Jan 28, 2021, 11:16 am
The January Full Moon is called The Wolf Moon
The howling of wolves was often heard at this time of year.
It was traditionally thought that wolves howled due to hunger,
but we now know that wolves use howls to define territory,
locate pack members, reinforce social bonds, and gather for hunting.
This moon can also be called...
• Canada Goose Moon
• Center Moon
• Cold Moon
• Freeze Moon
• Frost Exploding Moon
• Great Moon
• Greetings Moon
• Hard Moon
• Severe Moon
• Spirit Moon
International Customs Day
Lotus 1-2-3 Day
National Green Juice Day
National Peanut Brittle Day
National Plan for Vacation Day
Speak Up and Succeed Day
Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement
Today is also....
Duarte Day in the Dominican Republic
Engineer's Day in Panama
Liberation Day in Uganda
and Republic Day in India
On this day in history...
1700 – The 8.7–9.2 Mw Cascadia earthquake takes place off the west coast of North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.
1837 – Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.
1838 – Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States.
1870 – Reconstruction Era: Virginia rejoins the Union.
1915 – The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress.
1934 – The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.
1961 – John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be the first woman Physician to the President.
1980 – Egypt–Israel relations are formally established.
1992 – Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons.
1998 – Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
...and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with...
1880 – Douglas MacArthur, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)
1900 – Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
1905 – Maria von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (d. 1987)
1908 – Stéphane Grappelli, French violinist (d. 1997)
1918 – Nicolae Ceaușescu, Romanian dictator, 1st President of Romania (d. 1989)
1918 – Philip José Farmer, American author (d. 2009)
1921 – Eddie Barclay, French record producer, founded Barclay Records (d. 2005)
1921 – Akio Morita, Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (d. 1999)
1925 – Paul Newman, American actor, activist, director, race car driver, and businessman, co-founded Newman's Own (d. 2008)
1928 – Roger Vadim, French actor and director (d. 2000)
1929 – Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, and educator
1934 – Huey "Piano" Smith, American pianist and songwriter
1944 – Angela Davis, American activist, academic, and author
1946 – Gene Siskel, American journalist and film critic (d. 1999)
1949 – David Strathairn, American actor
1953 – Lucinda Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1955 – Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2020)
1958 – Anita Baker, American singer-songwriter
1958 – Ellen DeGeneres, American comedian, actress, and talk show host
1961 – Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player and coach