Today Thursday, 11th of January of 2018 is the 11th day of the year
There are 354 days remaining until the end of the year
68 days until spring begins
299 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018
(9 months and 26 days from today)
And 1027 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 9 months and 23 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:25 am
and the sun sets at 5:12 pm.
We will have 9 hours and 47 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:18 pm.
the first low tide will be at 12:42 am
and the next low tide at 2:15 pm.
The first high tide will be at 7:20 am
and the next high tide at 9:02 pm.
Moon: 25.5% visiblle
Moon Direction:↑ 126.11° SE
Moon Altitude: 19.56°
Moon Distance: 249178 mi
Next Moonset: Today at 1:35 pm
New Moon in 5 days on Tuesday the 16th of January of 2018 at 6:17 pm
First Quarter Moon in 13 days on Wednesday the 24th of January of 2018 at 2:20 pm
Full Moon and a Total Lunar Eclipse in 20 days on Wednesday the 31th of January of 2018 at 5:27 am
Last Quarter Moon in 26 days on Wednesday the 7th of February of 2018 at 7:54 am
Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day
Healthy Weight, Healthy Look Day
Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day
National Hot Toddy Day
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
National Milk Day
National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day
Secret Pal Day
Children's Day in Tunisia
Eugenio María de Hostos Day in Puerto Rico
Independence Resistance Day in Morocco
Kagami biraki in Japan
Republic Day in Albania
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with….
347 – Theodosius I, Roman emperor (d. 395)
1650 – Diana Glauber, Dutch-German painter (d. 1721)
1755 – Alexander Hamilton, Nevisian-American general, economist and politician, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1804)
1885 – Alice Paul, American activist and suffragist (d. 1977)
1887 – Aldo Leopold, American ecologist and author (d. 1948)
1888 – Joseph B. Keenan, American jurist and politician (d. 1954)
1903 – Alan Paton, South African author and activist (d. 1988)
1906 – Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist and academic, discoverer of LSD (d. 2008)
1924 – Slim Harpo, American blues singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1970)
1925 – Grant Tinker, American television producer, co-founded MTM Enterprises (d. 2016)
1928 – David L. Wolper, American director and producer (d. 2010)
1931 – Betty Churcher, Australian painter, historian, and curator (d. 2015)
1931 – Mary Rodgers, American composer and author (d. 2014)
1934 – Jean Chrétien, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Canada
1936 – Eva Hesse, German-American sculptor and educator (d. 1970)
1938 – Arthur Scargill, English miner, activist, and politician
1942 – Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist and actor (d. 2011)
1943 – Jim Hightower, American journalist and politician
1946 – Naomi Judd, American singer-songwriter and actress
1952 – Lee Ritenour, American guitarist, composer, and producer
1956 – Robert Earl Keen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958 – Vicki Peterson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962 – Susan Lindauer, American journalist and activist
1971 – Mary J. Blige, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1972 – Amanda Peet, American actress and playwright
…and on this day in history…
532 – Nika riots in Constantinople: A quarrel between supporters of different chariot teams—the Blues and the Greens—in the Hippodrome escalates into violence.
1805 – The Michigan Territory is created.
1908 – Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
1912 – Immigrant textile works in Lawrence, Massachusetts, go on strike when wages are reduced in response to a mandated shortening of the work week.
1922 – First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
1927 – Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announces the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at a banquet in Los Angeles, California.
1935 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1946 – Enver Hoxha, Secretary General of the Communist Party of Albania, declares the People's Republic of Albania with himself as head of state.
1949 – The first "networked" television broadcasts took place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming.
1957 – The African Convention is founded in Dakar, Senegal.
1972 – East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
1973 – Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter position