© 2023 KALW 91.7 FM Bay Area
KALW Public Media / 91.7 FM Bay Area
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

May 29, 2014

Today is Thursday May 29, 2014
143 day of 2014, 212  remaining

Sunrise: 5:50am
Sunset:  8:24pm
14hours and 34 minutes of daylight today
Moonrise: 6:47 a.m.
Moonset:  9:19 p.m.   

Special Celebrations today:

Today is  Learn to Compost Day as well as Coq Au Vin Day. It's also Ecuadoren Independence Day.

On this day in...

1765: Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses.

1953: Sir Edmund Hilary and sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first men to reach the top of Mount Everest.

1973: Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles.

1978: The U.S. postage stamps were raised from 13 to 15 cents.

1988: U.S. President Reagan began his first visit to the Soviet Union.

1999: Space shuttle Discovery completed the first docking with the International Space Station.

If today is your birthday, you share it with:
Patrick Henry
Bob Hope
John F. Kennedy
Stacy Keach
Annette Benning
Mellisa Etheridge
Lisa Whelchel
Al Unser Jr.

Tags: Daily Almanac/tides