Today is Wednesday, 27th of January of 2021...
It is the 27th day of the year
338 days remain until the end of the year
52 days until spring begins
The sun rises at 7:18 am
and sunset will be at 5:28 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 10 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:23 pm.
The first low tide was at 3:55 am
The only high tide of the day will be at 9:53 am.
and the final low tide at Aquatic Park will be at 4:52 pm.
We’ll have a Full Moon tomorrow Thursday the 28th of January of 2021 at 11:16 am
The January Full Moon is called the Full 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.
The moon is also called the…
• Canada Goose Moon
• Center Moon
• Cold Moon
• Freeze Moon
• Frost Exploding Moon
• Great Moon
• Greetings Moon
• Hard Moon
Library Shelfie Day
National Chocolate Cake Day
National Geographic Day
Punch the Clock Day
Thomas Crapper Day
Vietnam Peace Day
World Breast Pumping Day
Today is also…
Day of the lifting of the siege of Leningrad (Russia)
International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust
Liberation of the remaining inmates of Auschwitz-related observances:
Holocaust Memorial Day (UK)
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Memorial Day (Italy)
On this day in history…
1302 – Dante Alighieri is exiled from Florence.
1606 – Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31.
1880 – Thomas Edison receives a patent for his incandescent lamp.
1945 – World War II: The Soviet 322nd Rifle Division liberates the remaining inmates of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
1967 – Apollo program: Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
1967 – Cold War: The Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom sign the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes.
1973 – The Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War. Colonel William Nolde is killed in action becoming the conflict's last recorded American combat casualty.
1980 – Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian Caper.
1996 – Germany first observes the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
2003 – The first selections for the National Recording Registry are announced by the Library of Congress.
2011 – Arab Spring: The Yemeni Revolution begins as over 16,000 protestors demonstrate in Sana'a.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1756 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1791)
1832 – Lewis Carroll, English novelist, poet, and mathematician (d. 1898)
1836 – Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian journalist and author (d. 1895)
1850 – Samuel Gompers, English-American labor leader (d. 1924)
1885 – Jerome Kern, American composer and songwriter (d. 1945)
1900 – Hyman G. Rickover, American admiral (d. 1986)
1908 – William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American journalist and publisher (d. 1993)
1918 – Elmore James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1963)
1921 – Donna Reed, American actress (d. 1986)
1930 – Bobby "Blue" Bland, American blues singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1931 – Mordecai Richler, Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1942 – Kate Wolf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1986)
1948 – Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian-American dancer, choreographer, and actor
1952 – G. E. Smith, American guitarist and songwriter
1955 – John Roberts, American lawyer and judge, 17th Chief Justice of the United States
1957 – Frank Miller, American illustrator, director, producer, and screenwriter
1959 – Keith Olbermann, American journalist and author
1964 – Bridget Fonda, American actress
1969 – Patton Oswalt, American comedian and actor