It's the birthday of surrealist author Alfred Jarry....
Today is Tuesday, the 8th of September of 2020...
It is the 252nd day of the year
114 days remain until the end of the year.
14 days until autumn begins
56 days until Election Day Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 month and 26 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:45 am
and sunset will be at 7:27 pm.
In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that
The first high tide was at 4:41 am at 4.2 feet
and the next high tide will be at 4:11 pm at 5.45 feet.
The first low tide will be at 9:50 am at 2.62 feet
and the next low tide at 10:52 pm at 1.28 feet.
Last Quarter Moon in 2 days on Thursday the 10th of September of 2020 at 2:26 am
New Moon in 9 days on Thursday the 17th of September of 2020 at 4:00 am
First Quarter Moon in 16 days on Wednesday the 23rd of September of 2020 at 6:55 pm
Full Moon in 23 days on Thursday the 1st of October of 2020 at 2:05 pm
The Moon is currently 67.9% visible; a Waning Gibbous
Today, 12:43 pm
Another Look Unlimited Day
International Literacy Day
National Actors Day
National Ampersand Day
National Ants on a Log Day
National Date Nut Bread Day
National Pledge of Allegiance Day
as it was on this day in 1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day
Star Trek Day
as it was on this day in 1966 – The landmark American science fiction television series Star Trek premieres with its first-aired episode, "The Man Trap".
Virgin Mary Day
Today is also…
Day of the Battle of Borodino in Russia
Feast of 'Izzat – First day of the tenth month of the Bahá'í calendar. Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Macedonia from Yugoslavia in 1991.
Martyrs' Day in Afghanistan
National Day, also the feast of Our Lady of Meritxell in Andorra
Victory Day in Pakistan
Victory Day, also the feast of Our Lady of Victories or il-Vittorja in Malta
World Physical Therapy Day
On this day in history…
1504 – Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence.
1916 – In a bid to prove that women were capable of serving as military dispatch riders, Augusta and Adeline Van Buren arrive in Los Angeles, completing a 60-day, 5,500 mile cross-country trip on motorcycles.
1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape..
1952 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.
1971 – In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.
1974 – Watergate scandal: US President Gerald Ford signs the pardon of Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
1975 – Gays in the military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline "I Am A Homosexual". He is given a general discharge, later upgraded to honorable.
1988 – Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires.
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with...
1841 – Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer and academic (d. 1904)
1873 – Alfred Jarry, French author and playwright (d. 1907)
1889 – Robert A. Taft, American lawyer and politician (d. 1953)
1897 – Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1933)
1900 – Claude Pepper, American lawyer and politician (d. 1989)
1922 – Sid Caesar, American comic actor and writer (d. 2014)
1922 – Lyndon LaRouche, American politician and activist, founded the LaRouche movement (d. 2019)
1925 – Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (d. 1980)
1930 – Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Vietnamese general and politician, 16th Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 2011)
1931 – Marion Brown, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2010)
1932 – Patsy Cline, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1963)
1933 – Asha Bhosle, Indian singer
1933 – Eric Salzman, American composer, producer, and critic (d. 2017)
1937 – Barbara Frum, American-Canadian journalist (d. 1992)
1940 – Jack Prelutsky, American author and poet
1941 – Bernie Sanders, American politician
1942 – Sal Valentino, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944 – Peter Bellamy, English singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
1945 – Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 1973)
1947 – Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer
1950 – Zachary Richard, American singer-songwriter and poet
1954 – Ruby Bridges, American civil rights activist
1960 – Aimee Mann, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1979 – Pink, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1987 – Wiz Khalifa, Haitian rapper and actor