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Tuesday October 15, 2013

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  • 288th Day of 2013 / 77 Remaining
  • 67 Days Until The First Day of Winter

  • Sunrise:7:19
  • Sunset:6:31
  • 11 Hours 12 Minutes of Daylight

  • Moon Rise:4:37pm
  • Moon Set:3:51am
  • Moon’s Phase: 88 %

  • The Next Full Moon
  • October 18 @ 4:37pm
  • Full Barley Moon
  • Full Hunter’s Moon

This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.

  • Tides
  • High:8:59am/9:06pm
  • Low:2:19am/3:04pm

  • Rainfall (measured July 1 – June 30)
  • Normal To Date:0.60
  • This Year:0.44
  • Last Year:0.03
  • Annual Seasonal Average:23.80

  • Holidays
  • White Cane Safety Day
  • National Grouch Day
  • Sweetest Day
  • National Roast Pheasant Day
  • National Mushroom Day

  • International Day Of Older People-Australia
  • International Day Of Rural Women
  • Evacuation Day-Tunisia
  • Tree Planting Day-Sri Lanka
  • Rectification Day-Burkina Faso

  • On This Day In …
  • 1582 --- Yesterday was October 4 in most Catholic countries due to the Gregorian Calendar Adjustment.

  • 1860 --- Eleven-year-old Grace Bedell of Westfield, N.Y., wrote a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, suggesting he could improve his appearance by growing a beard.

  • 1883 --- The U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Civil Rights Act of 1875. It allowed for individuals and corporations to discriminate based on race.

  • 1917 --- Mata Hari, the archetype of the seductive female spy, is executed for espionage by a French firing squad at Vincennes outside of Paris.
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  • 1932 --- The War Memorial Opera House became
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    the first municipally-owned opera palace -- in San Francisco, CA. Tosca was the first opera presented.

  • 1937 --- "To Have and Have Not" by Ernest Hemingway was published for the first time.
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  • 1939 --- New York Municipal Airport was dedicated. The name was later changed to La Guardia Airport.

  • 1951 --- The situation comedy "I Love Lucy" premiered on CBS.

  • 1955 --- "Grand Ole Opry" premiered on ABC-TV.

  • 1959 --- The Untouchables, with the chatter of machine-gun fire and the squeal of tires on the streets of Chicago, began a four-year run on ABC-TV. With Robert Stack, as G-man Ness, were Nick
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    Georgiade (as Enrico Rossi), Jerry Paris (as Martin Flaherty), Abel Fernandez (as William Youngfellow), Anthony George (as Cam Allison), Paul Percerni (as Lee Hobson), Steve London (as Agent Rossman) and Bruce Gordon (as Frank Nitti). The unforgettable narrator was radio’s famous Walter Winchell.

  • 1962 --- The Cuban Missile Crisis began. It was on this day that U.S. intelligence personnel analyzing data discovered Soviet medium-range missle sites in Cuba. On October 22 U.S. President John F. Kennedy announced that he had ordered the naval "quarantine" of Cuba.

  • 1964 --- It was announced that Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev had been removed from office. He was succeeded as premier by Alexei N. Kosygin and as Communist Party secretary by Leonid I. Brezhnev.

  • 1965 --- In a demonstration staged by the student-run National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam, the first public burning of a draft card in the United States takes place. These
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    demonstrations drew 100,000 people in 40 cities across the country. In New York, David Miller, a young Catholic pacifist, became the first U.S. war protestor to burn his draft card in direct violation of a recently passed law forbidding such acts. Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation later arrested him; he was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to two years imprisonment.

  • 1966 --- U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill creating the Department of Transportation.

  • 1968 --- Led Zeppelin made its performance debut in England.

  • 1971 --- Rick Nelson was booed off the stage when he didn’t stick to all oldies at the seventh Annual Rock ’n’ Roll Revival show at Madison Square Garden, New York. He tried to slip in some of his new material and the crowd did not approve. The negative reaction to his performance inspired Nelson to write his last top-40 hit,
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    Garden Party, which hit the top-ten about a year after the Madison Square Garden debacle. Garden Party, ironically, was Nelson’s biggest hit in years, “...If you gotta play at garden parties, I wish you a lotta luck; But if memories were all I sang, I rather drive a truck.”

  • 1987 --- Jerry Garcia, of the Grateful Dead, opened a series of solo shows on Broadway.
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  • 1990 --- Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in ending Cold War tensions. Since coming to
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    power in 1988, Gorbachev had undertaken to concentrate more effort and funds on his domestic reform plans by going to extraordinary lengths to reach foreign policy understandings with the noncommunist world.

  • 1991 --- After a bitter confirmation hearing, the U.S. Senate votes 52 to 48 to confirm Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • 1993 --- African National Congress leader Nelson (Rolihlahla) Mandela and South African President F.W. (Frederik Willem) de Klerk were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to usher in reforms that 1) ended South Africa’s era of white minority rule and 2) laid the foundations for democracy.
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  • Birthdays
  • Wilhelm Nietzsche
  • Emeril Lagasse
  • Linda Lavin
  • Tito Jackson
  • Jim Palmer
  • Penny Marshall
  • Barry McGuire
  • Sarah Ferguson
  • Virgil
  • Mervyn LeRoy
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Mario Puzo
  • Lee Iococca
  • Richard Carpenter
  • P G Wodehouse
  • Michael Lewis