Calendar

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  • Thursday, April 18

    • Amateur Radio Day
    • College Student Grief Awareness Day
    • Columnists Day
    • Get to Know Your Customers Day
    • Heritage Day
    • High Five Day
    • Lineman Appreciation Day
    • Pet Owners Independence Day
    • Poem In Your Pocket Day
  • Friday & beyond:

    • Apr 19 Fri:Bicycle Day
    • Apr 19 Fri:Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day
    • Apr 19 Fri:Hanging Out Day
    • Apr 19 Fri:Poetry and the Creative Mind Day
    • May 27 Mon:Memorial Day – U.S. federal holiday
    • Jul 2 Tue: Solar eclipse visible in South Pacific, Chile, Argentina
    • Jul 4 Thu:Independence Day – U.S. federal holiday
    • Sep 2 Mon:Labor Day – U.S. federal holiday
    • Oct 14 Mon:Columbus Day – U.S. federal holiday
    • 2020 Solar eclipse visible in South Pacific, Chile, Argentina, South Atlantic
    • 2020 International Space Station reaches end of service life but could be extended to 2028
    • 2020 Super Bowl LIV (54) – South Florida
    • 2020 Summer Olympic Games – Tokyo, Japan
    • 2020 Jun NASA plans to conduct the first launch of its largest rocket yet, the Space Launch System, designed to carry the Orion capsule – wikipedia.org
    • 2021 Solar eclipse visible in Antarctica
    • 2021 NASA plans to conduct the first manned launch of the Orion capsule atop the Space Launch System – NBCNews.com
    • 2021 Super Bowl LV (55) – Los Angeles, California
    • 2021 Mar 30: James Webb Space Telescope scheduled to be launched by an unmanned rocket to replace Hubble Space Telescope – originally scheduled to be launched in 2014 – spie.orgextremetech.comspace.com
    • 2022 Men’s World Cup – scheduled to be held in Qatar Nov-Dec but there’s a chance it will be moved to a different host if an investigation finds evidence of bribery
    • 2022 Winter Olympic Games – Beijing, China
    • 2024 Summer Olympic Games – Paris, France
    • 2024 Apr 8: Solar eclipse in portions of the United States – these cities will be in the path of totality: Austin & Dallas, Texas; Little Rock, Arkansas; Indianapolis; Toledo, Cleveland & Akron, Ohio; Buffalo & Rochester, New York; Montpelier, Vermont; Montreal – cnn.com
    • 2026 Solar eclipse visible in the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Spain
    • 2026 Winter Olympic Games – host city is expected to be announced Oct 2019 – the following cities are considering bidding to host: Patagonia, Argentina; Innsbruck, Austria; Calgary, Canada; Sapporo, Japan; Almaty, Kazakhstan; Sion, Switzerland; Erzurum, Turkey
    • 2027 Solar eclipse visible in Morocco, Spain, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia
    • 2028 Solar eclipse visible in Australia, New Zealand
    • 2028 Summer Olympic Games – Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
    • 2029 Apr 13: Asteroid Apophis expected to pass about 18,300 miles from Earth with practically no chance of hitting Earth – the 885-foot long object is expected to pass even closer to Earth in 2036 – examiner.com
    • 2030 Solar eclipse visible in Botswana, South Africa, Australia
    • 2032 Asteroid 2013 TV135 expected to pass near Earth – as of October 2013, NASA is 99.998% sure it won’t hit Earth (a 1 in 63,000 chance it will hit Earth) – CNN.com
    • 2036 Apr 13: Asteroid Apophis expected to pass close to Earth – in Oct 2009, NASA estimated the chances of the 885-foot long object hitting Earth at 1 in 250,000 – scientists had earlier estimated chances at 1 in 45,000 – examiner.com
    • 2040 Feb: Asteroid 2011 AG5 expected to pass close to Earth – cnn.com
    • 2061 Halley’s Comet next expected to be visible from Earth
    • 2106 Asteroid expected to pass close to Earth
    • 2135 Sep 22: Asteroid Bennu (a third of a mile across) has small chance of hitting Earth – CNN.com
    • 2170 The 1999 RQ36 asteroid has an estimated 1-in-1,800 chance of hitting Earth – msnbc.msn.com
    • 2182 The 1999 RQ36 asteroid has an estimated 1-in-1,000 chance of hitting Earth – msnbc.msn.com
    • 2880 Mar 16: Asteroid (29075) 1950 DA is expected to pass potentially very close to Earth with an estimated 1 in 300 possibility of hitting Earth – jpl.nasa.gov

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