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Sunrise ... sunset ... tides ... annual rainfall ... on this day in history ... international holiday celebrations ... full moon lore ... and more. Tune in for the Daily Almanac Monday through Friday at 5:49am and 8:49am.Do you have comments or questions, corrections, or suggestions for the Almanac? Would you like the Almanac to acknowledge a special birthday or anniversary? Contact me by email: kevin@kalw.org.

December 25, 2013


Today is Wednesday December 25, 2013
359th day of 2013, 06  remaining

Sunrise: 7:23am
Sunset: 4:57pm    

Special Celebrations today:

Today is  Christmas Day as well as National Pumpkin Pie Day
This is also  National Fruit Cake Month.

On this day in...

1868: U.S. President Andrew Johnson granted unconditional pardon to all persons involved in the Southern rebellion that resulted in the Civil War.

1896: John Philip Sousa finally titled the melody "The Stars and And Stripes Forever".

1939: "A Christmas Carol" was read on CBS radio for the first time.

1941: Hong Kong surrendered to the Japanese.

1991: Mikhail Gorbachev announced his resignation as leader of the Communist  Soviet Union.

If today is your birthday, you share it with:

Sir Isaac Newton
Conrad Hilton
Humphrey Bogart
Anwar Sadat
Rod Serling
Ken Stabler
Jimmy Buffet
Sissy Spacek
Annie Lennox

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