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National Cream Filled Donut Day-KALW Almanac-9/14/15

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  • 257th Day of 2015 108 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 9 Days
  • Sunrise:6:51
  • Sunset:7:18
  • 12 Hours 33 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:8:06am
  • Moon Set:8:08pm
  • Phase:2%
  • Full Moon September 27 @ 7:52pm
  • Full Harvest Moon / Full Corn Moon
  • This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested. Most often, the September full moon is actually the Harvest Moon, which is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief staples are now ready for gathering.
  • Tides
  • High:12:21pm
  • Low:6:00am/6:23pm
  • Holidays
  • National Cream-Filled Donut Day
  • Eat A Hoagie Day
  • I’m On Top Of It Day
  • National Anthem Day
  • National Boss/Employee Exchange Day
  • National Coloring Day
  • On This Day
  • 1716 --- The first lighthouse in America was lighted on Little Brewster Island, marking the entrance to the Boston, Massachusetts harbor.
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  • 1812 --- One week after winning a bloody victory over the Russian army at the Battle of Borodino, Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grande Armée enters the city of Moscow, only to find the population evacuated and the Russian army retreated again. Moscow was the goal of the invasion, but the deserted city held no czarist officials to sue for peace and no great stores of food or supplies to reward the French soldiers for their long march. Then, just after midnight, fires broke out across the city, apparently set by Russian patriots, leaving Napoleon’s massive army with no means to survive the coming Russian winter.
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  • 1814 --- Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner" after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812.
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  • 1959 --- A Soviet rocket crashes into the moon’s surface, becoming the first man-made object sent from earth to reach the lunar surface. The event gave the Soviets a short-lived advantage in the “space race” and prompted even greater effort by the United States to develop its own space program.
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  • 1964 --- John Steinbeck was presented the U.S. Medal of Freedom. Steinbeck had already received numerous other honors and awards for his writing, including the 1962 Nobel Prize and a 1939 Pulitzer Prize for Grapes of Wrath.
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  • 1965 --- "My Mother The Car" premiered on NBC TV. The series was canceled after only a few weeks after the debut. 
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  • 1968 --- "The Archies" premiered on CBS. The cartoon was based on the comic book series.
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  • 1968 --- Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain wins his 30th game of the season, becoming the first 30-game winner in the major leagues since 1938. The Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to come from behind in a 5-4 decision over the Oakland A’s.
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  • 1974 --- “I Shot the Sheriff” hits No. 1 on the music charts. While the song had been written by reggae legend Bob Marley the previous year, it was Eric Clapton’s version that ascended to the top of the charts.
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  • 1978 --- "Mork & Mindy" premiered on ABC-TV.
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  • 1999 --- Millions of people evacuate their homes as Hurricane Floyd moves across the Atlantic Ocean. Over the next several days, deaths are recorded from the Bahamas to New England due to the powerful storm.
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  • 2001 --- The FBI released the names of the 19 suspected hijackers that had taken part in the September 11 terror attacks on the U.S.
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  • Birthdays
  • Margaret Sanger
  • Ivan Pavlov
  • Joyce Chen
  • Alice Stone Blackwell
  • Clayton Moore
  • Walter Koenig
  • Joey Heatherton
  • Steve Berlin