Almanac - Wednesday 9/6/17

Sep 6, 2017

Today Wednesday, 6th of September of 2017 is the 249th day of the year...

There are 116 days remaining until the end of the year.

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

(1 year 1 month and 31 days from today)

1154 days until the next Presidential Election on Tuesday November 3, 2020

(3 years 1 month and 28 days from today)

The sun will rise this morning at 6:45 am 

and the sun will set at 7:30 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 45 minutes of daylight.

Solar Noon will be at 1:08 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:06 am 

and the next low tide at 6:16 pm.

The only high tide of the day will be at 12:52 pm.

Moon: 99.9%

Near Full Moon (Waning Gibbous)

Moon Direction:↑ 239.52°  WSW

Moon Altitude: 22.57°

Moon Distance: 238361 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 7:02 am

Today is…

Barbie Doll Day

Fight Procrastination Day

Great Egg Toss Day

National Coffee Ice Cream Day

Read a Book Day

Stillbirth Remembrance Day

Today is also…

The earliest date on which the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance is performed

Armed Forces Day in São Tomé and Príncipe

Defense Day or Army Day in Pakistan

Flag Day in Bonaire

Independence Day celebrates the independence of Swaziland from the United Kingdom in 1968

Unification Day (Bulgaria)

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

1860 – Jane Addams, American sociologist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)

1888 – Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., American businessman and diplomat, 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 1969)

1899 – Billy Rose, American composer and manager (d. 1966)

1925 – Jimmy Reed, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)

1928 – Robert M. Pirsig, American novelist and philosopher (d. 2017)

1937 – Jo Anne Worley, American actress, comedian, and singer

1939 – David Allan Coe, American outlaw country music singer-songwriter and guitarist

1943 – Roger Waters, English singer-songwriter and bass player

1947 – Jane Curtin, American actress and comedian

1947 – Sylvester, American singer-songwriter (d. 1988)

1952 – Buddy Miller, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1954 – Carly Fiorina, American businesswoman and activist

1958 – Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

1962 – Chris Christie, American lawyer and politician, 55th Governor of New Jersey

1963 – Alice Sebold, American author

1964 – Rosie Perez, American actress, dancer, and director

1972 – Idris Elba, English actor

1979 – Foxy Brown, American rapper

On this day in history...

1803 – British scientist John Dalton begins using symbols to represent the atoms of different elements.

1847 – Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts

1870 – Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807.

1901 – Leon Czolgosz, an unemployed anarchist, shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.

1916 – The first self-service grocery store, Piggly Wiggly, was opened in Memphis, Tennessee, by Clarence Saunders.

1972 – Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group die (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day

1991 – The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic statesEstoniaLatvia and Lithuania.

1991 – The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been known as Leningrad since 1924.

1995 – Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that had stood for 56 years.

1997 – The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Well over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television.