Today Thursday, the 14th of December of 2017, is the 348th day of the year
There are 17 days remaining until the end of the year.
1055 days until presidential elections
(2 years 10 months and 20 days from today)
The sun will rise this morning at 7:18 am
Today we will have 9 hours and 34 minutes of daylight.
and the next low tide will be at 3:20 pm.
The first high tide will be at 8:38 am
The Moon is currently 12.-% illuminated; a Waning Crescent
Next New Moon: Sunday December 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm
Next Full Moon: Monday January 1, 2018 at 6:24 pm
Forty-seven Ronin Remembrance DaySengaku-jiTokyo)
Martyred Intellectuals DayBangladesh)
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you! You share this day with
1852Daniel De Leon, Curaçaoan-American journalist and politician (d. 1914)
1896Jimmy Doolittle, American general and pilot,Medal of Honorrecipient (d. 1993)
1897 Margaret Chase Smith, American educator and politician (d. 1995)
1908Morey Amsterdam, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1911Spike Jones, American singer and bandleader (d. 1965)
1916Shirley Jackson, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1965)
1917 June Taylor, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2004)
1918James T. Aubrey, American broadcaster (d. 1994)
1918 B. K. S. Iyengar, Indian yoga instructor and author, foundedIyengar Yoga(d. 2014)
1920Clark Terry, American trumpet player, composer, and educator (d. 2015)
1922 Don Hewitt, American journalist and producer, created60 Minutes(d. 2009)
1924Raj Kapoor, Pakistani-Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 1988)
1932 Charlie Rich, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)
1935 Lee Remick, American actress (d. 1991)
1946 Patty Duke, American actress (d. 2016)
1947Christopher Parkening, American guitarist and educator
1947 Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian economist and politician, 36thPresident of Brazil
1948Lester Bangs, American journalist and author (d. 1982)
1965 Ted Raimi, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1970 Beth Orton, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
557Constantinopleis severely damaged byan earthquake.
1542 Princess Mary Stuart becomesMary, Queen of Scots.
1819Alabamabecomes the 22ndU.S. state.
1902 TheCommercial Pacific Cable Companylays the first Pacifictelegraphcable, fromSan FranciscotoHonolulu.
1903 TheWright brothersmake their first attempt to fly with theWright FlyeratKitty Hawk, North Carolina.
1940Plutonium(specificallyPu-238) is first isolated at Berkeley, California.
AustriaBulgariaCambodiaCeylonFinlandHungaryIrelandItalyJordanLaosLibyaNepalPortugalRomaniaandSpainjoin theUnited NationsthroughUnited Nations Security Council Resolution 109.
1972Apollo programEugene Cernanis the last person to walk on the moon, after he andHarrison Schmittcomplete the third and finalextravehicular activity(EVA) of theApollo 17mission.
1995Yugoslav Wars: TheDayton Agreementis signed in Paris by the leaders of theFederal Republic of YugoslaviaCroatia, andBosnia and Herzegovina.
2008Muntadhar al-Zaidithrowshis shoesat then-U.S. PresidentGeorge W. Bushduring a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq.
2012Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: Twenty-eight people, including the gunman, are killed inNewtown, Connecticut.
Today Wednesday, 13th of December of 2017 is the 347th day of the year.
There are 18 days remaining until the end of the year.
Today Tuesday, the 12th of December of 2017 is the 346th day of the year
There are 19 days remaining until the end of the year.
Today Monday, the 11th of December of 2017 is the 345th day of the year
Thereare 20 days remaining until the end of the year.
Happy Birthday to superflutist Sir James Galway!
Today is Friday, December 8, 2017, the 342nd day of the year with 23 days remaining.
…giving us 9 hours and 37 minutes of daylight. 76% of the waning moon will be visible, rising at 10:48pm.
Today, Thursday, the 7th of December of 2017 is the 341st day of the year.
There are 24 days remaining until the end of the year.