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Almanac - Wednesday 10/30/19

Oct 30, 2019

It's Wednesday, October 30, 2019....

It is the 303rd day of the year.

62 days remain until the end of the year....

6 days until San Francisco City Elections

Tuesday November 5, 2019

(6 days from today)

125 days until primary elections

Tuesday March 03 2020

(4 months and 3 days from today)

and 370 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 03 2020

(1 year and 4 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:34 am 

and the sun sets at 6:12 pm.  

Today we will have 10 hours and 38 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:53 pm.

The first high tide was at 2:08 am 

and the next high tide will be at 1:20 pm.

The first low tide will be at 7:05 am 

and the next low tide at 7:58 pm.

The Moon is 7.4% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction: 57.81° ENE↑

Moon Altitude: -60.91°

Moon Distance: 232224 mi

Next Full Moon: Nov 12, 2019 5:34 am

Next New Moon: Nov 26, 2019 7:05 am

Next Moonrise: Today 10:20 am

Today is…

Buy a Doughnut Day            

Checklist Day

Create a Great Funeral Day

Haunted Refrigerator Night

Mischief Night

National Candy Corn Day

National Publicist Day

National Speak Up For Service Day

National Text Your Ex Day

Pumpkin Bread Day

Sugar Addiction Awareness Day

Today is also…

Anniversary of the Declaration of the Slovak Nation (Slovakia)

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions (former Soviet republics, except Ukraine)

Thevar Jayanthi (Thevar communityIndia)

If today is your birthday. Happy Birthday to you!  You share this special day with…

1735 – John Adams, American lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the United States (d. 1826)

1857 – Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French-Swiss physician and neurologist (d. 1904)

1885 – Ezra Pound, American poet and critic (d. 1972)

1893 – Charles Atlas, Italian-American bodybuilder (d. 1972)

1908 – Patsy Montana, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1996)

1915 – Fred W. Friendly, American journalist and producer (d. 1998)

1930 – Clifford Brown, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1956)

1934 – Frans Brüggen, Dutch flute player and conductor (d. 2014)

1939 – Eddie Holland, American singer-songwriter and producer

1939 – Grace Slick, American singer-songwriter and model

1945 – Henry Winkler, American actor, comedian, director, and producer

1946 – Andrea Mitchell, American journalist

1951 – Trilok Gurtu, Indian drummer and songwriter

1951 – Poncho Sanchez, American singer and conga player

1961 – Larry Wilmore, American comedian and television host

1970 – Nia Long, American actress

1981 – Ivanka Trump, American model and businesswoman

…and on this day in history…

1831 – Nat Turner is arrested for leading the bloodiest slave rebellion in United States history.

1905 – Czar Nicholas II issues the October Manifesto, granting the Russian peoples basic civil liberties and the right to form a duma. (October 17 in the Julian calendar)

1938 – Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.

1945 – Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the baseball color line.

1947 – The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade is founded.

1973 – The Bosphorus Bridge in Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus for the second time.

1983 – The first democratic elections in Argentina, after seven years of military rule, are held.