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Almanac - Friday 10/9/20

Oct 9, 2020

Happy Birthday Sean and John Lennon....


Today is Friday, the 9th of October of 2020...

It is the 283rd day of the year

83 days remain until the end of the year.

73 days until winter begins

25 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 03 2020

The sun rises at 7:13 am 

and sunset will be at 6:40 pm.

Today we will have 11 hours and 27 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:56 pm.

the first high tide will be at 7:19 am 

and the next high tide at 5:11 pm.

The only low tide of the day will be at 11:40 am.

The Moon is 55.7% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Last Quarter Moon will be today at 5:39 pm

Today is…

Curious Events Day

Fire Prevention Day

International Beer and Pizza Day

Leif Erikson Day

National Moldy Cheese Day

National Pro-Life Cupcake Day

National Sneakers Day

Nautilus Night

Scrubs Day

Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day

Vet Nurse Day

World Day Against the Death Penalty

World Egg Day

Today is also…

Hangul Day in South Korea

1446 – The hangul alphabet is published in Korea.

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Uganda from United Kingdom in 1962.

Independence of Guayaquil from Spain in 1820 in Ecuador

National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust in Romania

National Nanotechnology Day in the United States

Takayama Autumn Festival in Takayama, Japan

World Post Day

1874 – The Universal Postal Union is created by the Treaty of Bern.

On this day in history…

1410 – The first known mention of the Prague astronomical clock.

1604 – Kepler's Supernova is the most recent supernova to be observed within the Milky Way.

1834 – Opening of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway, the first public railway on the island of Ireland.

1847 – Slavery is abolished in the Swedish colony of Saint Barthélemy.

1936 – Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam) begins to generate electricity and transmit it to Los Angeles.

1967 – A day after his capture, Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.

1969 – In Chicago, the National Guard is called in as demonstrations continue over the trial of the "Chicago Eight".

1980 – Pope John Paul II greets the Dalai Lama during a private audience in Vatican City.

1981 – President François Mitterrand abolishes capital punishment in France.

1986 – The Phantom of the Opera, eventually the second longest running musical in London, opens at Her Majesty's Theatre.

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

1835 – Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer and conductor (d. 1921)

1890 – Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist, founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (d. 1944)

1907 – Jacques Tati, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1982)

1918 – E. Howard Hunt, American CIA officer and author (d. 2007)

1920 – Yusef Lateef, American saxophonist, composer, and educator (d. 2013)

1934 – Abdullah Ibrahim, South African pianist and composer

1940 – John Lennon, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1980)

1941 – Trent Lott, American lawyer and politician

1941 – Omali Yeshitela, political activist and founder of the Uhuru Movement

1944 – John Entwistle, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 2002)

1944 – Nona Hendryx, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1945 – Amjad Ali Khan, Indian classical Sarod player

1948 – Jackson Browne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1964 – Guillermo del Toro, Mexican-American director, producer, and screenwriter

1966 – David Cameron, English politician, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1969 – PJ Harvey, English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer

1969 – Steve McQueen, English director, producer, and screenwriter

1975 – Sean Lennon, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor