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KALW Almanac - July 9, 2015 - National Sugar Cookie Day


  • 190th Day of 2015 175 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 76 Days
  • Sunrise:5:56
  • Sunset:8:33
  • 14 Hours 37 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:1:07am
  • Moon Set:2:28pm
  • Phase:39%
  • 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:5:51am/6:10pm
  • Low:11:28am
  • Holidays
  • National Sugar Cookie Day
  • Call Of The Horizon Day
  • Fashion Day
  • National No Bra Day
  • Constitution Day-Palau
  • Independence Day-Argentina
  • Youth Day-Morocco
  • On This Day
  • 1776 --- The American Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington's troops in New York. 
  • 1816 --- Argentina declared independence from Spain.
  • 1868 --- The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The amendment was designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of recently freed slaves. It did this by prohibiting states from denying or abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, depriving any person of his life, liberty, or property without due process of law, or denying to any person within their jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. 
  • 1869 --- Henry Tibbe invented the corncob pipe. The pipe was made from a white kernel corn that was used to make taco and tortilla flour.
  • 1877 --- The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club begins its first lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon, then an outer-suburb of London. Twenty-one amateurs showed up to compete in the Gentlemen’s Singles tournament, the only event at the first Wimbledon.
  • 1896 --- William Jennings Bryan caused a sensation at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago with his "cross of gold" speech denouncing supporters of the gold standard. Bryan went on to win the party's nomination.
  • 1900 --- The Commonwealth of Australia was established by an act of the British Parliament, uniting the separate colonies under a federal government.
  • 1941 -  -- British cryptologists break the secret code used by the German army to direct ground-to-air operations on the Eastern front. British experts had already broken many of the Enigma codes for the Western front. Enigma was the Germans’ most sophisticated coding machine
  • 1947 --- In a ceremony held at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, General Dwight D. Eisenhower appoints Florence Blanchfield to be a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, making her the first woman in U.S. history to hold permanent military rank.
  • 1948 --- 42-year-old Leroy “Satchel” Paige pitches two innings for the Cleveland Indians in his debut with the newly–and barely–integrated American League. The game came 21 years after the great pitcher’s first Negro League appearance.
  • 1955 --- The Bill Haley & His Comets single "Rock Around the Clock" hit #1 on Billboard's Pop charts. This was the first time a rock and roll recording accomplished this feat.
  • 1958 --- A magnitude 7 earthquake in Southeast Alaska triggered a landslide that dropped into Lituya Bay. The resulting 1720 foot wave washed away the forest on the opposite shore. This was the largest wave ever recorded.
  • 1962 --- “This here ain’t no protest song or anything like that, ’cause I don’t write no protest songs.” That was how Bob Dylan introduced one of the most eloquent protest songs ever written when he first performed it publicly. It was the spring of his first full year in New York City, and he was onstage at Gerde’s Folk City in Greenwich Village, talking about a song he claims to have written in just 10 minutes: “Blowin’ In The Wind.”
  • 1993 --- British forensic scientists announce that they have positively identified the remains of Russia’s last czar, Nicholas II; his wife, Czarina Alexandra; and three of their daughters. The scientists used mitochondria DNA fingerprinting to identify the bones, which had been excavated from a mass grave near Yekaterinburg in 1991.
  • 1995 --- The Grateful Dead gave their last concert with Jerry Garcia at Chicago's Soldier Field. Garcia died the next month of a heart attack. The band just last week celebrated it’s 50th anniversary with a weekend of concerts at Soldier Field with guitarist Trey Anastasio on lead guitar.
  • 1997 --- Boxer Mike Tyson was banned from the ring and fined $3 million for biting opponent Evander Holyfield's ear.
  • 2005 --- Danny Way, a daredevil skateboarder, rolled down a large ramp and jumped across the Great Wall of China. He was the first person to clear the wall without motorized aid.
  • 2006 --- The Fiat 500 Club Italia, an organization formed in appreciation of the iconic 500–“Cinquecento” in Italian–car produced by the automaker Fiat (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino), holds what the Guinness Book of World Records will call the world’s largest parade of Fiat cars on July 9, 2006, between Villanova d’Albenga and Garlenda, Italy.
  • Birthdays
  • June Jordan
  • Kelly McGillis
  • Elias Howe
  • Dorothy Thompson
  • Clara Bow
  • Ed Ames
  • Lee Hazelwood
  • Brian Dennehy
  • Richard Roundtree
  • O J Simpson
  • John Tesh
  • Debbie Sledge
  • Tom Hanks
  • Jimmy Smits
  • Courtney Love