Today is Wednesday, the 10th of October of 2018. It is the 283rd day of the year.
There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year. 72 days until winter begins
27 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018
The sun rises this morning at 7:14 am
and sunset will be at 6:38 pm.
We will have 11 hours and 24 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:56 pm.
The first high tide was at 12:55 am
and the next high tide at 12:57 pm.
The first low tide will be at 6:27 am
and the final low tide at the Golden Gate rolls in at 7:06 pm.
A low-medium pollen count of 3.8 going down and up the next few days to a 4.4 this weekend
The Moon is 2.4% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction: ↑ 61.07° ENE
Moon Altitude: -44.12°
Moon Distance: 234891 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 at 8:45 am
Today is …
Emergency Nurses Day
Hug a Drummer Day
International Stage Management Day
International Top Spinning Day
International Walk to School Day
National Angel Food Cake Day
National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work and School Day
National Cake Decorating Day
National Handbag Day
National Love Your Hair Day
National Metric Day
National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
National SHIFT10 Day
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National Stop Bullying Day
National Tuxedo Day
Powers of Ten Day
Squid and Cuttlefish Day
Stop America's Violence Everywhere Today
U.S. Naval Academy Day
World Homeless Day
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
World Porridge Day
It’s also …
Arbor Day in Poland
Army Day in Sri Lanka
Capital Liberation Day in Vietnam
Double Ten Day (The National Day of Republic of China), celebrates outbreak of the Wuchang Uprising in 1911 that led to founding of the Republic of China in 1912
Fiji Day, celebrates the independence of Fiji from United Kingdom in 1970
Finnish Literature Day
Independence Day, commemorates the proclamation of Cuba's independence from Spain and the beginning of the Ten Years' War in 1868, the Grito De Yara.
Party Foundation Day in North Korea
World Mental Health Day
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1813 – Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer and philanthropist (d. 1901)
1900 – Helen Hayes, American actress (d. 1993)
1906 – R. K. Narayan, Indian author (d. 2001)
1917 – Thelonious Monk, American pianist and composer (d. 1982)
1924 – Ed Wood, American actor, director, producer, screenwriter (d. 1978)
1927 – Jon Locke, American actor (d. 2013)
1930 – Harold Pinter, English playwright, screenwriter, director Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
1941 – Peter Coyote, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1941 – Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian author and activist (d. 1995)
1945 – Headman Shabalala, South African bass singer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo) (d. 1991)
1946 – John Prine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946 – Ben Vereen, American actor, singer, and dancer
1948 – Cyril Neville, American R&B percussionist and singer
1954 – David Lee Roth, American singer-songwriter and producer
1958 – Tanya Tucker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959 – Kirsty MacColl, English singer-songwriter (d. 2000)
1963 – Daniel Pearl, American-Israeli journalist (d. 2002)
1967 – Gavin Newsom, American businessman and politician, 49th Lieutenant Governor of California
1971 – Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist
…and on this day in history …
1582 – Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
1845 – In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipman students and seven professors.
1846 – Triton, the largest moon of the planet Neptune, is discovered by English astronomer William Lassell.
1871 – Chicago burns after a barn accident. The fire lasts from October 8–10.
1903 – The Women's Social and Political Union was founded by Emmeline Pankhurst
1957 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbedemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.
1957 – The Windscale fire in Cumbria, U.K. is the world's first major nuclear accident.
1963 – The Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty comes into effect.
1964 – The opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary satellite.
1967 – The Outer Space Treaty, signed on January 27 by more than sixty nations, comes into force.
1971 – Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
1973 – Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with evasion of federal income tax.
1980 – FMLN is founded in El Salvador.
2009 – Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders.