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October 18, 2013


Today is Friday October 18, 2013
291st day of 2013, 74 remaining

Sunrise: 7:22am
Sunset: 6:27pm     11:05 hours of daylight

Tonight is a Full Hunters Moon with a lunar eclipse beginning at 5:48 p.m.

Special Celebrations today:

Today is National Seafood Bisque  Day
This is National Pickled Peppers  Week.
This is National Apple, Carmel, Chili and Pork Month.

On this day in...

1892:  The first long-distance telephone line was opened.

1898: The American flag was raised in Puerto Rico.

1943: The first broadcast of "Perry Mason" was presented on radio.  The show went to TV in 1957.

1989: The space shuttle Atlantis was launched on a mission including the deployment of the Galileo space probe.

If today's your birthday, you share it with:
Chuck Berry
Peter Boyle
Mike Ditka
Pam Dauber
Erin Moran
Martina Navratilova
John Claud Van Damme

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