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KALW Almanac - Monday July 11, 2016

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Today Monday, 11th of July of 2016 is the 193rd day of the year

There are 173 days remaining until the end of the year. 

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:58 am 

and sunset will be at 8:33 pm. 

Today we will have 14 hours and 35 minutes of sun. 

The solar transit will be at 1:16 pm.

The first high tide will be at 5:15 am 

and the next high tide at 6:19 pm. 

The only low tide of the day will be at 11:16 am.

Moon: 45.1%Waxing Crescent

Moonrise Today: 1:13 PM↑ 96° East

Moonset Today: 12:29 AM↑ 267° West

Today is All American Pet Photo Day!  

Today is Bowdler's Day!  

Free Slurpee Day

International Town Criers Day

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National Blueberry Muffin Day

National Cheer up the Lonely Day

National Mojito Day

National Rainier Cherries Day

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National Swimming Pool Day

World Population Day

It's also…

Day of the Bandoneón in Argentina

Day of the Flemish Community in Belgium

Eleventh Night in Northern Ireland

Gospel Day in Kiribati

Imamat Day for followers of Isma'ilism

The first day of Naadam (July 11-15) in Mongolia

on this day in history….

1804 – A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr 
mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.

1962 – First transatlantic satellite television transmission.

On July 11, 1979, the abandoned United States space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.

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1859Big Ben, the great bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for 
the first time.

1914Baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth made his major league debut as a 
pitcher for the Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston.

1960"To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, was 
published.

1995The United States normalized relations with Vietnam.

Historic Birthdays

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 E. B. White 7/11/1899 - 10/1/1985 American author and editor for The New Yorker

54Robert I, the Bruce 7/11/1274 - 6/7/1329Scottish king (1306-29)

80John Quincy Adams 7/11/1767 - 2/23/1848American sixth president

65Yul Brynner 7/11/1920 - 10/10/1985American stage and motion-picture actor

1931 – Tab Hunter, American actor and singer

1934 – Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer, founded the Armani Company

1957 – Michael Rose, Jamaican singer-songwriter (Black Uhuru)

1959 – Suzanne Vega, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1967 – Jhumpa Lahiri, English-American author and academic

1975 – Lil' Kim, American rapper, producer, and actress (Junior M.A.F.I.A.)