Almanac - Tuesday 8/22/17

Aug 22, 2017

Today Tuesday, the 22nd of August of 2017is the 234th day of the year...

There are 131 days remaining until the end of the year.

441 days until Mid-Term Elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018

(1 year 2 months and 15 days from today)

1169 days until Presidential Elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

( 3 years 2 months and 12 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:33 am 

and the sun will set at 7:52 pm.

Today we will have 13 hours and 19 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:12 pm.

The first high tide was at 12:03am

and the next high tide will be at 1:23 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:27 am 

and the next low tide at 6:37 pm.

The Moon is 0.8% illuminated; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction:↑ 56.04° NE

Moon Altitude:-24.17°

Moon Distance:233065 mi

Our Next Full Moon will be on Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 12:02 am

The Next New Moon will fall on Tuesday September 19, 2017 at 10:29 pm

Next Moonrise:Today at 7:27 am

Today is…

National Bao Day

National Be an Angel Day

National Eat a Peach Day

National Pecan Torte Day

National Tooth Fairy Day

Never Bean Better Day

Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day

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

1862 – Claude Debussy, French pianist and composer (d. 1918)

1880 – George Herriman, American cartoonist (d. 1944)

1893 – Dorothy Parker, American poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist (d. 1967)

1902 – Leni Riefenstahl, German actress, film director and propagandist (d. 2003)

1904 – Deng Xiaoping, Chinese soldier and politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1997)

1915 – David Dellinger, American activist (d. 2004)

1917 – John Lee Hooker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)

1920 – Ray Bradbury, American science fiction writer and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1928 – Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer and academic (d. 2007)

1935 – Annie Proulx, American novelist, short story writer, and journalist

1939 – Valerie Harper, American actress

1947 – Donna Jean Godchaux, American singer-songwriter (The Grateful Dead)

1947 – Cindy Williams, American actress and producer

1963 – Tori Amos, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

On this day in history…

1639 – Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers

1831 – Nat Turner's slave rebellion commences just after midnight in Southampton County, Virginia, leading to the deaths of about 60 whites and approximately 250 blacks.

1902 – Cadillac Motor Company is founded.

1902 – Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to make a public appearance in an automobile.

1978 – The District of Columbia Voting Rights Amendment is passed by the U.S. Congress. The proposed amendment would have provided the District of Columbia with full voting representation in the Congress, the Electoral College, and regarding amending the U.S. Constitution. The proposed amendment failed to be ratified by enough states (ratified by 16, needed 38) and so did not become part of the Constitution.

1989 – Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.