Today Monday, 9th of October of 2017 is the 282nd day of the year...
There are 83 days remaining until the end of the year.
393 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018
(Tuesday 1 year and 28 days from today)
1121 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(Tuesday 3 years and 25 days from today)
The sun rises this morning at 7:14 am
and the sun will set at 6:39 pm.
Today we will have 11 hours and 25 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:56 pm.
The first high tide was at 3:08 am
and the next high tide will be at 2:31 pm.
The first low tide will be at 8:10 am
and the next low tide at 9:03 pm.
The Moon is currently 82.1% illumated; a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction:↑ 218.62° SW
Moon Altitude: 63.85°
Moon Distance: 227976 mi
Next New Moon: Thursday October 19, 2017 at 12:12 pm
Next Full Moon: Friday November 3, 2017 at 10:22 pm
Next Moonset: Today at 11:26 am
Leif Erikson Day (United States, Iceland and Norway)
Indigenous People’s Day
Hangul Day (South Korea)
Independence of Guayaquil from Spain in 1820 (Ecuador)
National Nanotechnology Day (United States)
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
Charles R. Walgreen 10/9/1873 - 12/11/1939
1907 – Jacques Tati, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1982)
1920 – Yusef Lateef, American saxophonist, composer, and educator (d. 2013)
1934 – Abdullah Ibrahim, South African pianist and composer
1941 – Trent Lott, American lawyer and politician
1944 – Nona Hendryx, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1969 – PJ Harvey, English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer
1975 – Sean Lennon, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
On this day in history …
1635 – Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land.
1776 – A group of Spanish missionaries settled in present-day San Francisco.
1874 – General Postal Union Created
The precursor the Universal Postal Union, a specialized agency of the United Nations, was formed after 22 countries signed the Treaty of Bern. The treaty regulated international mail and postage. 4 years later, in 1878, the union changed its name to the Universal Postal Union to reflect the growing international membership of the group.
1930 – Laura Ingalls became the first woman to fly across the United States as she completed a nine-stop journey from Roosevelt Field in New York to Glendale, Calif.
1946 -- The Eugene O'Neill drama "The Iceman Cometh" opened on Broadway.
1986 – Phantom of Opera makes its theatrical debut. The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe opened at Her Majesty's Theatre in London’s West End.
2006 – Google Inc. announced it was snapping up YouTube Inc. for $1.65 billion in a stock deal
2009 President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
2010 – Chile's 33 trapped miners cheered and embraced each other as a drill punched into their underground chamber where they had been stuck for an agonizing 66 days.