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KALW Almanac - Tuesday May 10, 2016


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May 10 is the 131th day of the year.

There are 235 days remaining until the end of the year.

the sun rose at 6:03 am 

and sunset will be at 8:10 pm. 

Today we will have 14 hours and 7 minutes of sun. 

the first high tide was at 2:21 am 

and the next high tide will be at 4:27 pm. 

The first low tide will be at 9:04 am 

and the next low tide at 9:20 pm.

today is...

National Lipid Day


National Shrimp Day

it's also...

Children's Day in The Maldives

Constitution Day in Micronesia

Flower Festival in Azerbaijan

Golden Spike Day in Promontory, Utah

Independence Day or King's Day, celebrates the declaration of independence of Romania from the Ottoman Empire in 1877.

Mother's Day, Dia De Las Madres, in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico

if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday also to…

1838 – John Wilkes Booth, American actor, assassin of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1865)

Happy Birthday, Fred Astaire!


1899 – Fred Astaire, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1987)

1902 – David O. Selznick, American director and producer (d. 1965)

1908 – Carl Albert, American lawyer and politician, 54th Speaker of the United 
States House of Representatives (d. 2000)

1909 – Maybelle Carter, American autoharp player (Carter Family and The Carter 
Sisters) (d. 1978)

1918 – T. Berry Brazelton, American pediatrician and author

1922 – Nancy Walker, American actress, singer, and director (d. 1992)

1940 – Wayne Dyer, American author and educator (d. 2015)

1946 – Donovan, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

1946 – Dave Mason, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Traffic and Fleetwood 

1952 – Sly Dunbar, Jamaican drummer (Sly and Robbie, The Aggrovators, The 
Upsetters, and The Revolutionaries)

1955 – Mark David Chapman, American murderer

1957 – Sid Vicious, English singer and bass player (Sex Pistols) (d. 1979)

1958 – Rick Santorum, American lawyer and politician

1960 – Bono, Irish singer-songwriter, humanitarian, and activist (U2)

1978 – Kenan Thompson, American actor

on this day in history…

1954 – Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and 
roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts.

1962 – Marvel Comics publishes the first issue of The Incredible Hulk.

The Betamax Video Tape Recorder went on sale for the first time on this day in 1975


1975 – Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder in Japan.

1994 – Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.

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