Almanac - Monday 9/11/17

Sep 11, 2017

Today Monday, 11th of September of 2017 is the 254th day of the year...

There are 111 days remaining until the end of the year

 421 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018 (1 year 1 month and 26 days from today) 1149 days until Presidential Elections on Tuesday November 03 2020

(3 years 1 month and 23 days from today)

The sun will rise at 6:49 am 

and sunset will be at 7:23 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 34 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:06 pm.

The first high tide was at 4:13 am

and the next high tide will be at 4:02 pm.

The first low tide will be at 9:28 am 

and the next low tide at 10:32 pm.

The Moon is currently 69.8% illuminated; a Waning Gibbous moon

Moon Direction:↑ 166.98° SSE

Moon Altitude:65.41°

Moon Distance:230547 mi

Next New Moon:Sep 19, 201710:29 pm

Next Full Moon:Oct 5, 201711:40 am

Next Moonset:Today12:28 pm

Today is…

"I Want to Start My Own Business" Day

I'm on Top of It Day

Libraries Remember Day

National Boss/Employee Exchange Day

National Day of Service and Remembrance

National Emergency Responders Day

National Hot Cross Bun Day

National No News Is Good News Day

Patriot Day

Remember Freedom Day

Women's Baseball Day

Today is also…

Death Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Pakistan


Emergency Number Day in the United States


En-ku-ta-tash falls on this day if it is not a leap year.  Celebrated on the first day of Mäs-kä-räm. (EthiopiaRastafari)


National Day in Catalonia


Nayrouz in the Coptic Orthodox Church

Teachers' Day in Argentina

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

1862 – O. Henry, American short story writer (d. 1910)

1877 – Felix Dzerzhinsky, Polish-Russian academic and politician (d. 1926)

1885 – D. H. Lawrence, English novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1930)

1903 – Theodor Adorno, German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1969)

1917 – Ferdinand Marcos, Filipino soldier, lawyer, and politician, 10th President of the Philippines (d. 1989)

1917 – Jessica Mitford, English-American journalist and author (d. 1996)

1935 – Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer\

1940 – Brian De Palma, American director, producer, and screenwriter

1942 – Lola Falana, American actress, singer, and dancer

1943 – Mickey Hart, American drummer, percussionist and musicologist (Grateful Dead)

1945 – Leo Kottke, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1967 – Harry Connick Jr., American singer-songwriter, pianist, actor, and talk show host

1977 – Ludacris, American rapper and producer

1981 – Dylan Klebold, American spree killer and mass murderer, responsible for the Columbine High School massacre (d. 1999)

On this day in history…

1789 – Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

1972 – The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system begins passenger service.

1973 – A coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet exercises dictatorial power until ousted in a referendum in 1988, staying in power until 1990.

1985 – Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit.

1997 – After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament within the United Kingdom.

2001 – Two hijacked aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, while a third smashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in a series of coordinated suicide attacks by 19 members of al-Qaeda. A total of 2,996 people are killed.

2007 – Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of All Bombs.

2012 – The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked, resulting in four deaths.