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National Fried Chicken Day * KALW Almanac * July 6, 2015


  • 187th Day of 2015 178 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 79 Days
  • Sunrise:5:54
  • Sunset:8:34
  • 14 Hours 40 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:11:52pm
  • Moon Set:11:08am
  • Phase:73%
  • Full Moon July 1 @ 7:22pm and July 31 @ 3:45pm
  • Full Thunder Moon / Full Hay Moon
  • July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon.
  • Tides
  • High:2:10am/3:41pm
  • Low:8:45am/9:30pm
  • Rainfall:
  • This Year to Date:0.01
  • Last Year:0.00
  • Avg YTD:0.00
  • Annual Avg:23.80
  • Holidays
  • National Air Trasffic Control Day
  • National Fried Chicken Day
  • Take Your Webmaster To Lunch Day
  • Umbrella Cover Day
  • International Kissing Day
  • Independence Day-Comoros
  • Republic Day-Malawi
  • Eino Leino Day-Finland
  • Running of the Bulls (Pamplona, Spain - July 6-14, 2015)
  • On This Day
  • 1699 --- Captain William Kidd, the pirate, was captured in Boston, and deported back to England.
  • 1862 --- Writing under the name of Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens begins publishing news stories in the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise.
  • 1885 --- Louis Pasteur successfully tested his anti-rabies vaccine. The child used in the test later became the director of the Pasteur Institute. 
  • 1886 --- Horlick's of Wisconsin offered the first malted milk for sale to the public. Horlick's developed the process to dehydrate milk, and patented it in 1883, calling it Malted Milk. The company originally produced a food for babies and invalid's that could be shipped without spoiling. 
  • 1933 --- Major League Baseball’s first All-Star Game took place at Chicago’s Comiskey Park. The brainchild of a determined sports editor, the event was designed to bolster the sport and improve its reputation during the darkest years of the Great Depression. Originally billed as a one-time “Game of the Century,” it has now become a permanent and much-loved fixture of the baseball season. The American League's beat the National League squad 4-2.
  • 1942 --- In Nazi-occupied Holland, 13-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family are forced to take refuge in a secret sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse.
  • 1944 --- In Hartford, Connecticut, a fire breaks out under the big top of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, killing 167 people and injuring 682. Two-thirds of those who perished were children. The cause of the fire was unknown, but it spread at incredible speed, racing up the canvas of the circus tent. Scarcely before the 8,000 spectators inside the big top could react, patches of burning canvas began falling on them from above, and a stampede for the exits began. Many were trapped under fallen canvas, but most were able to rip through it and escape. However, after the tent’s ropes burned and its poles gave way, the whole burning big top came crashing down, consuming those who remained inside.
  • 1957 --- Althea Gibson became the first African-American tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title, defeating fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2.
  • 1957 --- John Lennon and Paul McCartney were introduced to each other.
  • 1966 --- Malawi became a republic within the Commonwealth with Dr. Hastings Banda as its first president.
  • 1974 --- Garrison Keillor's radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion," debuted in a live broadcast from St. Paul, Minn.
  • 1976 --- In Annapolis, Maryland, the United States Naval Academy admits women for the first time in its history with the induction of 81 female midshipmen.
  • 1985 --- 'Raspberry Beret' by Prince & The Revolution is #1 on the charts.
  • 1988 --- An explosion rips through an oil rig in the North Sea, killing 167 workers. It was the worst offshore oil-rig disaster in history. The Piper Alpha rig, which was the largest in the North Sea, was owned by Occidental Oil and had approximately 225 workers onboard at the time of the explosion. It was located about 120 miles off the northeast coast of Scotland. On the evening of July 6, a gas leak led to a massive explosion and fire on the rig. A fireball 350 feet high erupted from the platform.
  • 1994 --- Forrest Gump opens in U.S. theaters. A huge box-office success, the film starred Tom Hanks in the title role of Forrest, a good-hearted man with a low I.Q. who winds up at the center of key cultural and historical events of the second half of the 20th century.
  • 1996 --- Steffi Graf won her seventh Wimbledon title.
  • 2005 --- New York Times reporter Judith Miller was jailed after refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating the leak of an undercover CIA operative's name.
  • Birthdays
  • Frida Kahlo
  • John Paul Jones
  • Bill Haley
  • Laverne Andrews
  • Nancy Reagan
  • Merv Griffin
  • Della Reese
  • Dalai Lama
  • Ned Beatty
  • Gene Chandler
  • Burt Ward
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • George W Bush (43rd president)
  • Willie Randolph
  • 50 cent
  • Tia Mowry
  • Tamera Mowry