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Almanac - Tuesday 10/9/18

Oct 9, 2018

Today is Tuesday, the 9th of October of 2018, the 282nd day of the year.

There are 83 days remaining until the end of the year.  73 days until winter begins

28 days until Mid-Term Elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018...

The sun will rise at 7:13 am 

and sunset will be at 6:39 pm.

We will have 11 hours and 26 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:56 pm.

The first high tide was at 12:02 am 

and the next high tide at 12:22 pm.

The first low tide will be at 5:46 am 

and the next low tide at 6:21 pm.

The Moon is 0.3%; a Near New Moon (Waxing Crescent)

Moon Direction:↑ 72.50° ENE

Moon Altitude:-27.47°

Moon Distance:232217 mi

Next Full Moon: Wednesday October  24, 2018 at 9:45 am

Next New Moon: Wednesday November  7, 2018 at 8:01 am

Next Moonrise :Today 7:39 am

Today is…

Ada Lovelace Day

Curious Events Day

Fire Prevention Day

Headspace Day in Australia

International Beer and Pizza Day

Leif Erikson Day

National Moldy Cheese Day

National Pro-Life Cupcake Day

National Sneakers Day

Nautilus Night

Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day

It’s also…

Hangul Day in South 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 theUnited States

Takayama Autumn Festival in Takayama, Japan

World Post Day

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

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

1859 – Alfred Dreyfus, French colonel (d. 1935)

1873 – Charles Rudolph Walgreen, American pharmacist and businessman, founded Walgreens (d. 1939)

1888 – Nikolai Bukharin, Russian journalist and politician (d. 1938)

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

1903 – Walter O'Malley, American lawyer and businessman (d. 1979)

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 (The BeatlesThe QuarrymenPlastic Ono Band, and The Dirty Mac) (d. 1980)

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, 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

…and on this day in history…

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

1446 – The hangul alphabet is published in Korea.

1582 – Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

1604 – Supernova 1604, the most recent supernova to be observed in the Milky Way.

1701 – The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

1804 – Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is founded.

1820 – Guayaquil declares independence from Spain.

1824 – Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.

1825 – Restauration coming from Stavanger, Norway, arrived in New York Harbor, the start of the first organized immigration from Norway to the United States.

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

1847 – Slavery is abolished in Saint Barthélemy and all remaining slaves are freed.

1874 – General Postal Union is created as a result of the Treaty of Bern.

1907 – Las Cruces, New Mexico is incorporated.

1919 – Black Sox Scandal: The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series.

1936 – Generators at Boulder Dam (later renamed to Hoover Dam) begin to generate electricity from the Colorado River and transmit it 266 miles to Los Angeles.

1962 – Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.

1967 – A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.

1969 – In Chicago, the United States National Guard is called in for crowd control as demonstrations continue in connection with the trial of the "Chicago Eight" that began on September 24.

1970 – The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia.

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

1981 – Abolition of capital punishment in France.

1986 – The original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical The Phantom of the Opera, which became the second longest running musical in London, opened at Her Majesty's Theatre.

2003 – Mission: Space opens to the public in the Epcot park at Walt Disney World. The opening ceremony included several astronauts from all eras of space exploration.

2012 – Members of the Pakistani Taliban make a failed attempt to assassinate an outspoken schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai.