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Wednesday October 7

October 7 is the 280th day of the year There are 85 days remaining until the end of the year. Sunrise this morning will be 7:10 The Sun will set tonight at 6:44 There will be 11 hours 33 minutes and 24 seconds of daylight today The moon is waning crescent at 24.9 per cent illumination High tide this morning at 9:22 to 5.2 feet and again at 8:44 tonight to 5.1 feet Low tide early this morning was at 2:18 to only 0.6 feet and Low tide will come again 2:49 this afternoon to 2.1 feet Today is … National Frappe Day World Space Week (October 4-10) The first day of Nagasaki Kunchi (Nagasaki) It's the end of the world as we know it according the eBible Fellowship On this day in history... 3761 BC – The epoch reference date epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar). 1477 – Uppsala University is inaugurated after receiving its corporate rights from Pope Sixtus IV in February the same year. 1763 – King George III of the United Kingdom issues the Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing aboriginal lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlements. 1868 - Cornell University was inaugurated in Ithaca, N.Y. 1944 – World War II: During an uprising at Birkenau concentration camp, Jewish prisoners burn down the crematoria. 1950 – Mother Teresa build an order called Missionary of Charity 1955 – American poet Allen Ginsberg performs his poem Howl for the first time at the Six Gallery in San Francisco. 1954 Marian Anderson became the first black singer hired by New York's Metropolitan Opera. 1982 The musical "Cats" opened on Broadway, beginning its record run of 7,485 performances. If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you, and to... Jo Jones 10/7/1911 - 9/3/1985 American Jazz Drummer 1870 – Uncle Dave Macon, American singer-songwriter, banjo player, and comedian (d. 1952) 1879 – Joe Hill, American poet and activist (d. 1915) 1885 – Niels Bohr, Danish physicist and philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962) 1888 – Henry A. Wallace, American politician, 33rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1965) 1897 – Elijah Muhammad, American religious leader (d. 1975) 1927 – R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist and author (d. 1989) 1931 – Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop and activist, Nobel Prize laureate 1935 – Thomas Keneally, Australian author and playwright 1946 – Catharine MacKinnon, American lawyer, activist, and author 1951 – John Mellencamp, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor 1952 – Vladimir Putin, Russian colonel and politician, 4th President of Russia 1955 – Yo-Yo Ma, French-American cellist and educator (Silk Road Project) 1960 – Viktor Lazlo, French-Belgian singer 1964 – Dan Savage, American journalist and author 1966 – Sherman Alexie, American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and producer 1967 – Toni Braxton, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (The Braxtons)