Almanac - Tuesday 9/12/17

Sep 12, 2017

Today Tuesday, 12th of September of 2017is the 255th day of the year.

420 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018

1 year 1 month and 25 days from today

1148 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

3 years 1 month and 22 days from today

There are 110 days remaining until the end of the year.

The sun rose at 6:50 am 

and the sun will set will be at 7:21 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 31 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:06 pm.

The first high tide was at 5:31 am

and the next high tide will be at 4:57 pm.

The first low tide will be at 10:28 am 

and the next low tide at 11:43 pm.

Moon: 58.6%

Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction:↑ 152.06° SSE

Moon Altitude:66.69°

Moon Distance:230023 mi

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

Next Full Moon: Oct 5, 2017 at 11:40 am

Next Moonset: Today at 1:34 pm

Today is...

International Day for South-South Cooperation

National Ants on a Log Day

National Chocolate Milkshake Day

National Day of Encouragement

National Police Woman Day

National Report Medicare Fraud Day

National Video Games Day

 It’s also…The Commemoration of the mass hanging of the Saint Patrick's Battalion. (Mexico)

Day of Conception (Russia)

Defenders Day (Maryland, United States)

Mindfulness Day (International observance)

National Day (Cape Verde)

National Day of Encouragement (United States)

National Chocolate Milkshake Day (United States)

Saragarhi Day (Sikhism)

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation (International)

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

1880 – H. L. Mencken, American journalist and critic (d. 1956)

1885 – Heinrich Hoffmann, German photographer and art dealer (d. 1957)

1888 – Maurice Chevalier, French actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1972)

1891 – Pedro Albizu Campos, Puerto Rican lawyer and politician (d. 1965)

1892 – Alfred A. Knopf, Sr., American publisher, founded Alfred A. Knopf Inc. (d. 1984)

1898 – Ben Shahn, Lithuanian-American painter and photographer (d. 1969)

1913 – Jesse Owens, American sprinter and long jumper (d. 1980)

1917 – Han Suyin, Chinese-Swiss physician and author (d. 2012)

1921 – Frank McGee, American journalist (d. 1974)

1921 – Stanisław Lem, Ukrainian-Polish philosopher and author (d. 2006)

1931 – George Jones, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1939 – Henry Waxman, American lawyer and politician

1940 – Linda Gray, American model and actress

1943 – Maria Muldaur, American folk and blues singer

1943 – Leonard Peltier, American political activist and convicted criminal

1944 – Barry White, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

1951 – Bertie Ahern, Irish accountant and politician, 11th Taoiseach of Ireland

1957 – Hans Zimmer, German composer and producer

1986 – Emmy Rossum, American singer and actress

On this day in history…

1910 – Premiere performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 in Munich (with a chorus of 852 singers and an orchestra of 171 players. Mahler's rehearsal assistant conductor was Bruno Walter)

1940 – Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France.

1952 – Strange occurrences, including a monster sighting, take place in Flatwoods, West Virginia.

1953 – U.S. Senator and future President John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island.

1958 – Jack Kilby demonstrates the first working integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments.

1959 – Bonanza premieres, the first regularly scheduled TV program presented in color.

1962 – President John F. Kennedy, at a speech at Rice University, reaffirms that the U.S. will put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

1974 – Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, 'Messiah' of the Rastafari movement, is deposed following a military coup by the Derg, ending a reign of 58 years.

1977 – South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko dies in police custody..

1992 – Abimael Guzmán, leader of the Shining Path, is captured by Peruvian special forces; shortly thereafter the rest of Shining Path's leadership fell as well.

1994 – Frank Eugene Corder fatally crashes a single-engine Cessna 150 into the White House's south lawn, striking the West wing. There were no other casualties.

1999 – Indonesia announces it will allow international peace-keepers into East Timor.