Almanac - Thursday 8/31/17

Aug 31, 2017

Today Thursday, 31th of August of 2017 is the 243rd day of the year…

There are 122 days remaining until the end of the year.

432 days until Mid-Term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018

(1 year 2 months and 6 days from today)

1160 days until Presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(3 years 2 months and 3 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:40 am 

and sunset will be at 7:39 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 59 minutes of daylight.

Solar transit will be at 1:10 pm.

The first low tide was at 2:13 am

and the next low tide will be at 2:10 pm.

The first high tide will be at 9:33 am 

and the next high tide at 8:03 pm.

The Moon is 70.2% illuminated; a Waxing Gibbous moon

Moon Direction: ↑ 280.72° W

Moon Altitude: -45.69°

Moon Distance: 250804 mi

Next Full Moon: Sep 6, 2017 at 12:02 am

Next New Moon: Sep 19, 2017 at 10:29 pm

Next Moonrise: Today at 4:03 pm

 Today is… 

Eat Outside Day


Love Litigating Lawyers Day


National Diatomaceous Earth Day


National Matchmaker Day


National Trail Mix Day

Thoughtful Thursday 

We Love Memoirs Day

It’s also…

Baloch-Pakhtun Unity Day (Balochs and PashtunsInternational observance)

Day of Solidarity and Freedom (Poland)

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Kyrgyzstan from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Malaya from the United Kingdom in 1957.

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Trinidad and Tobago from the United Kingdom in 1962.

National Language Day (Moldova)

North Borneo Self-government Day (SabahBorneo)

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

AD 12 – Caligula, Roman emperor (d. 41)

1870 – Maria Montessori, Italian physician and educator (d. 1952)

1879 – Alma Mahler, Austrian-American composer and author (d. 1964)

1903 – Arthur Godfrey, American radio and television host (d. 1983)

1916 – Daniel Schorr, American journalist and author (d. 2010)

1924 – Buddy Hackett, American actor and singer (d. 2003)

1928 – James Coburn, American actor (d. 2002)

1935 – Eldridge Cleaver, American activist and author (d. 1998)

1940 – Robbie Basho, American guitarist, pianist, and composer (d. 1986)

1945 – Van Morrison, Northern Irish singer-songwriter

1945 – Itzhak Perlman, Israeli-American violinist and conductor

1949 – Richard Gere, American actor and producer

1955 – Gary Webb, American journalist and author (d. 2004)


On this day in history…

1864 – During the American Civil WarUnion forces led by General William T. Sherman launch an assault on Atlanta.

1888 – Mary Ann Nichols is murdered. She is the first of Jack the Ripper's confirmed victims.

1895 – German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his navigable balloon.

1897 – Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.

1920 – The first radio news program is broadcast by 8MK in Detroit.

1928 – The Threepenny Opera is first produced in Berlin.

1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris.

2006 – Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream, stolen on August 22, 2004, is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.

2016 – Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is impeached and rem