KALW Almanac - Thank You Thursday May 12, 2016
May 12 is the 133nd day of the year
There are 233 days remaining until the end of 2016.
The sun rose this morning at 6:01 am
and sunset will be at 8:11 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 10 minutes of sun.
first high tide was at 4:12 am
and the next high tide will be at 6:30 pm.
The first low tide will be at 10:59 am
and the next low tide at 11:50 pm.
National Fudge Nut Day
National Limerick Day
National Odometer Day
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
2nd Amendment Day in Pennsylvania
Day of the Finnish Identity in Finland
International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day
International Nurses Day
Saint Andrea the First Day in Georgia
if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! Today is also birthday to…
1812 – Edward Lear, English author, poet, and illustrator (d. 1888)
1820 – Florence Nightingale, Italian-English nurse, social reformer, and statistician (d. 1910)
1842 – Jules Massenet, French composer (d. 1912)
1845 – Gabriel Fauré, French pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)
1850 – Henry Cabot Lodge, American historian and politician (d. 1924)
1889 – Otto Frank, German-Swiss businessman (d. 1980)
1907Actress Katharine Hepburn was born in Hartford, Conn.
1910 – Gordon Jenkins, American pianist and composer (d. 1984)
1914 – Howard K. Smith, American journalist and actor (d. 2002)
1918 – Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (d. 2001)
1918 – Julius Rosenberg, American spy (d. 1953)
1921 – Farley Mowat, Canadian environmentalist and author (d. 2014)
1925 – Yogi Berra, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2015)
1928 – Burt Bacharach, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1936 – Tom Snyder, American journalist and talk show host (d. 2007)
1937 – George Carlin, American comedian, actor, and author (d. 2008)
1939 – Ron Ziegler, American politician, White House Press Secretary (d. 2003)
1963 – Vanessa A. Williams, American actress and producer
1968 – Tony Hawk, American skateboarder and actor
on this day in history…
1870Manitoba entered the confederation as a Canadian province.
1932The body of the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was found in a wooded area of Hopewell, N.J.
1935 – Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith (founders of Alcoholics Anonymous) meet for the first time in Akron, Ohio, at the home of Henrietta Siberling.
1937 – The Duke and Duchess of York are crowned as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Westminster Abbey.
1941 – Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.
1943Axis forces in North Africa surrendered during World War II.
1948 – Wilhelmina, Queen regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands cedes throne.
1949 – The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin.
1949The Soviet Union announced an end to the Berlin blockade.
1958 – A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada.
1965 – The Soviet spacecraft Luna 5 crashes on the Moon.
1965West Germany and Israel established diplomatic relations.
1970The Senate voted unanimously to confirm Harry A. Blackmun as a Supreme Court justice.
1972The album "Exile on Main St." by the Rolling Stones was released.
1975 – Mayaguez incident: The Cambodian navy seizes the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez in international waters.
1978 – In Zaire, rebels occupy the city of Kolwezi, the mining center of the province of Shaba (now known as Katanga). The local government asks the U.S.A., France and
Belgium to restore order.
1981 – Francis Hughes starves to death in the Maze Prison in a Republican campaign for political prisoner status to be granted to Provisional IRA prisoners.
2002 – Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the
island since Castro's 1959 revolution.
2008An earthquake in China's Sichuan province killed some 70,000 people.
2009Five Miami men were convicted in a plot to blow up FBI buildings and Chicago's Sears Tower.