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Great American Pot Pie Day-KALW Almanac-9/23/2015


  • 266th Day of 2015 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins Today
  • Sunrise:6:58
  • Sunset:7:04
  • 12 Hours 6 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:4:06pm
  • Moon Set:1:52am
  • Phase:
  • 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:8:18am/7:23pm
  • Low:1:16am/1:34pm
  • Holidays
  • Great American Pot Pie Day
  • Celebrate Bisexuality Day
  • National Checkers Day
  • National Dogs In Politics Day
  • Restless Legs Awareness Day
  • Independence Day-Armenia
  • National Day-Saudi Arabia
  • Shubun No Hi (Autumnal Equinox Day)-Japan
  • Eid al-Adha-Islam
  • On This Day
  • 1779 --- John Paul Jones, commander of the American warship Bon Homme, was quoted as saying, "I have not yet begun to fight!" during a Revolutionary War naval battle.
  • 1846 --- German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory.
  • 1875 --- 15-year-old Billy the Kid is arrested for the first time. An older acquaintance of Billy’s had stolen a bag of clothes from a Chinese laundryman as a joke and convinced the always affable Billy to hide it for him. When Billy was literally caught holding the bag, a Silver City policeman threw him in the local jail to teach him a lesson. Languishing in a cramped cell for this petty offense, Billy discovered a deep-seated terror of confinement. After enduring his imprisonment for two days, he took advantage of his diminutive frame to worm his way up a chimney and escape. From that day forward Billy would be on the wrong side of the law, though he would soon be guilty of crimes far more serious than hiding a stolen bag of laundry.The exact details of Billy the Kid’s birth are unknown, other than his name, William Henry McCarty. He was probably born sometime between 1859 and 1861, in Indiana or New York. As a child, he had no relationship with his father and moved around with his family, living in Indiana, Kansas, Colorado and Silver City, New Mexico. His mother died in 1874 and Billy the Kid—who went by a variety of names throughout his life, including Kid Antrim and William Bonney—turned to crime soon afterward.
  • 1908 --- A game between the New York Giants and Chicago Cubs ends in 1-1 tie after a controversial call at second base. The officials ruled that Giants first baseman Fred Merkle was out because he failed to touch second base, a call that has been disputed ever since.
  • 1912 --- "Keystone Comedy" by Mack Sennett was released.
  • 1952 --- Republican vice-presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon went on television to deliver what came to be known as the ``Checkers'' speech as he denied allegations of improper campaign financing.
  • 1952 --- The first Pay Television sporting event took place. The Marciano-Walcott fight was seen in 49 theaters in 31 cities.
  • 1957 --- Nine black students withdrew from Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas due to the white mob outside. 
  • 1962 --- New York's Philharmonic Hall opened. It was the first unit of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The hall was later renamed the Avery Fisher Hall. 
  • 1962 --- "The Jetsons" premiered on ABC-TV. It was the first program on the network to be carried in color. 
  • 1964 --- The Paris Opera unveils a stunning new ceiling painted as a gift by Belorussian-born artist Marc Chagall, who spent much of his life in France. The ceiling was typical of Chagall’s masterpieces—childlike in its apparent simplicity yet luminous with color and evocative of the world of dreams and the subconscious.
  • 1969 --- It was reported by "The London Daily Mirror" that Paul McCartney was dead. It was the first time the rumor was printed.
  • 1969 --- The trial for eight antiwar activists charged with the responsibility for the violent demonstrations at the August 1968 Democratic National Convention opens in Chicago. The defendants included David Dellinger of the National Mobilization Committee (NMC); Rennie Davis and Thomas Hayden of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS); Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, founders of the Youth International Party (“Yippies”); Bobby Seale of the Black Panthers; and two lesser known activists, Lee Weiner and John Froines.
  • 1973 --- Overthrown Argentine president Juan Peron was returned to power. He had been overthrown in 1955. His wife, Eva Duarte, was the subject of the musical "Evita." 
  • 1980 --- David Bowie made his acting debut in the Broadway show "The Elephant Man".
  • 1981 --- Jack Henry Abbott is captured in the oil fields of Louisiana after a two-month long manhunt that began when he killed Richard Adan at the Binibon restaurant in New York City on July 18. At the time of the murder, Abbott had been out on parole largely through the efforts of author Norman Mailer, who convinced officials that he had a great writing talent.
  • 1994 --- ”The Shawshank Redemption”, starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, opens in theaters around the United States. Based on a short story titled “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption,” by the best-selling author Stephen King. “The Shawshank Redemption” was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Freeman) and Best Picture (it lost to Forrest Gump).
  • 1999 --- The Mars Climate Observer apparently burned up as it was about to go into orbit around the Red Planet.
  • 2004 --- Hurricane Jeanne slams into Haiti, killing thousands. Coming just days after Hurricane Ivan, Jeanne was part of a series of deadly storms to hit the region during the 2004 hurricane season.
  • Birthdays
  • Caesar Augustus
  • John Coltrane
  • Ani DiFranco
  • Ray Charles
  • Lita Ford
  • Roy Buchanan
  • Mary Kay Place
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Robert Bosch
  • Aldo Moro
  • Victoria Woodhull
  • Walter Pidgeon
  • Mickey Rooney
  • Les McCann
  • Ben E King
  • Julio Iglesias