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Almanac - Monday 1/7/19

Jan 7, 2019

Today is Monday, the 7th of January of 2019.  It is the seventh day of the year.  There are 358 days remaining until the end of the year.  72 days until spring begins.  666 days until Presidential Elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...

The sun will rise 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 high tide was at 1:11 am

and the next high tide will be at 11:34 am.

The first low tide will be at 5:43 am 

and the next low tide at 6:24 pm.

The Moon is 2.0% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction: 83.59° E↑

Moon Altitude: -42.48°

Moon Distance: 251687 mi

Next Full Moon: Sunday January 20, 2019 at 9:16 pm

Next New Moon: Monday February 4, 2019 at 1:03 pm

Next Moonrise: Today at 8:36 am

Today is…

Harlem Globetrotter's Day

I'm Not Going to Take it Anymore Day

International Programmers' Day

National "Thank God It's Monday" Day

National Bobblehead Day

National Old Rock Day

National Pass Gas Day

National Tempura Day

National Weigh-In Day

Today is also…

Orthodox Christmas Day

Christmas in Russia

Christmas in Ukraine

Remembrance Day of the Dead (Armenia)

Distaff Day (medieval Europe)

Plough Monday  Nanakusa no sekku (Japan)

Pioneer's Day (Liberia)

Tricolour day or Festa del Tricolore (Italy)

Victory from Genocide Day (Cambodia)

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this day with…

1800 – Millard Fillmore, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 13th President of the United States (d. 1874)

1891 – Zora Neale Hurston, American novelist, short story writer, and folklorist (d. 1960) 

1899 – Al Bowlly, Mozambican-English singer-songwriter (d. 1941)

1899 – Francis Poulenc, French pianist and composer (d. 1963)

1906 – Red Allen, American trumpet player (d. 1967)

1910 – Orval Faubus, American soldier and politician, 36th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)

1911 – Butterfly McQueen, American actress and dancer (d. 1995)

1912 – Charles Addams, American cartoonist, created The Addams Family (d. 1988)

1922 – Jean-Pierre Rampal, French flute player (d. 2000)

1928 – William Peter Blatty, American author and screenwriter (d. 2017)

1946 – Jann Wenner, American publisher, co-founded Rolling Stone

1948 – Kenny Loggins, American singer-songwriter

1950 – Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer-songwriter (d. 2016)

…and on this day in history…

1608 – Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia.

1610 – Galileo Galilei makes his first observation of the four Galilean moonsGanymedeCallistoIo and Europa, although he is not able to distinguish the last two until the following day.

1894 – William Kennedy Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.

1904 – The distress signal "CQD" is established only to be replaced two years later by "SOS".

1927 – The first transatlantic telephone service is established from New York City to London.

1939 – Marguerite Perey discovers Francium, the last element first discovered in nature, rather than by synthesis.

1954 – Georgetown-IBM experiment: The first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.

1955 – Contralto Marian Anderson becomes the first person of color to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in Giuseppe Verdi's Un ballo in maschera.

1959 – The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.

1980 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.

1999 – The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins.

2015 – Two gunmen commit mass murder at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, shooting twelve people execution style, and wounding eleven others.