218 days from today

Today is February 29th, 2024 (Thursday), so 218 days from today would be:

October 4th, 2024 (Friday)

Time Zone: America/New_York (GMT-05:00)

• Day numbers: 278

• Week number: 40

• Leap year: 2024 is a leap year.

• Daylight Saving Time: Yes

• Sunrise time: 07:09 am

• Sunset time: 06:50 pm

• Day length: 11h 41m

• Source: suntoday.org

• Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent

• Illumination: 4%

• Moon Age: 1.94 day(s)

• Source: mooninfo.org

October 4, 2024 Holidays and National Days

October 4 in History

SpaceShipOne, which had achieved the first privately funded human space flight on June 21, wins the Ansari X Prize for the first non-government organization to successfully launch a reusable manned spacecraft into space.
Russia’s constitutional crisis over President Boris Yeltsin’s attempts to dissolve the legislature takes place: the army violently arrests civilian protesters occupying government buildings.
Mozambique’s 16-year civil war ends with the Rome General Peace Accords.
The Free Software Foundation is founded to promote universal freedom to create, distribute and modify computer software.
In Gregg v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court lifts the ban on the death sentence in murder cases. This restores the legality of capital punishment, which had not been practiced since 1967. The first execution following this ruling was Gary Gilmore in 1977.
Judge John Sirica imposes a gag order on the Watergate break-in case.
Cambodia admits that the Viet Cong use their country for sanctuary.
Pope Paul VI arrives in New York, the first Pope ever to visit the US and the Western hemisphere.
Hurricane Flora storms through the Caribbean, killing 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti.
Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched, beginning the “space race.” The satellite, built by Valentin Glushko, weighed 184 pounds and was launched by a converted Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth’s atmosphere and burned up.
→ See more: October 4 in History

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