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Tuesday January 5, 2016

January 5 is the fifth day of the year.

There are 361 days remaining until the end of the year

Sunrise this morning at 7:25 AM

Sunset 5:05 PM

We will have 9 hours and 40 minutes of daylight

even if we can't see it through the rain

High tide this morning will be at 7:45 AM 5.84 H

Low tide this afternoon at 2:42 PM 0.46 L

and High tide this evening at 9:37 PM 4.1 H

The lunar phase is a Waning Crescent

It's the The Twelfth day of Christmas and the Twelfth Night of Christmas.

Joma Shinji at Tsurugaoka Hachimangū inKamakura, Japan

and it's National Bird Day

Birthdays today On Jan. 5, 1863, Constantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky, one of the greatest masters of Russian drama and a founder of the Moscow Art Theatre, was born.

1893 – Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian-American guru and philosopher (d. 1952)

1893 – Elizabeth Cotten, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1987) 1904 – Jeane Dixon, American astrologer and psychic (d. 1997)

1914 – George Reeves, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1959)

1917 – Jane Wyman, American actress (d. 2007)

1924 – Sam Phillips, American record producer, founded Sun Records (d. 2003)

1928 – Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 4th President of Pakistan (d. 1979)

1928 – Walter Mondale, American soldier, lawyer, and politician; 42nd Vice President of the United States

1931 – Alvin Ailey, American dancer and choreographer; founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (d. 1989)

1931 – Robert Duvall, American actor and director

1932 – Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher and author 1932 – Raisa Gorbachova, Russian wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (d. 1999)

1940 – Michael O'Donoghue, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1994)

1941 – Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter

1942 – Charlie Rose, American journalist and talk show host

1946 – Diane Keaton, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

1961 – Iris DeMent, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1969 – Marilyn Manson, American singer-songwriter, actor, and director

On this day in history

1781 - A British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Va.

1896 – An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays.

1911 – Kappa Alpha Psi, the world's second oldest and largest black fraternity, is founded at Indiana University.

1914 – The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and that it would pay a "living wage" of at least US$5 for a day's labor.

1933 – Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.

1968 – Alexander Dubček comes to power: "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia.

1970 -- The soap opera "All My Children" premiered on ABC-TV.

1972 – United States President Richard Nixon orders the development of a Space Shuttle program.

1974 – Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica of +59 °F (+15 °C) recorded at Vanda Station

1973 -- Bruce Springsteen's debut album, "Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.," was released.

1981 -- Police in England arrested Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted of the "Yorkshire Ripper" murders of 13 women.

1994 -- Former House Speaker Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill died in Boston at age 81.

2004 -- After 14 years of denials, Pete Rose publicly admitted that he'd bet on baseball while manager of the Cincinnati Reds.

2011 -- Rep. John Boehner of Ohio was elected speaker as Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives on the first day of the new Congress.