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KALW Almanac - Friday July 15, 2016


Today Friday, 15th of July of 2016 is the 197th day of the year.
There are 169 days remaining until the end of the year.
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:01 am
and sunset will be at 8:31 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 30 minutes of sun.
The solar transit will be at 1:16 pm.
The first low tide was at 3:28 am
and the next low tide will be at 2:51 pm.
The first high tide will be at 10:26 am
and the next high tide at 9:09 pm.
Moon: 80.9%
Waxing Gibbous
Moonrise Today: 4:52 PM   111° Southeast
Moonset Today: 2:42 AM    250° West
We will have a full moon on Tuesday July 19
The last quarter moon for the month will fall on Tuesday July 26
We'll have a New Moon on Tuesday August 2


Today is Be a Dork Day! 
Gummi Worm Day


I Love Horses Day
National Respect Canada Day
Saint Swithin's Day



it's also...
Elderly Men Day in Kiribati
Festival of Santa Rosalia in Palermo, Sicily
Social Media Giving Day
Sultan's Birthday in Brunei Darussalam
 Dame Iris Murdoch 7/15/1919 - 2/8/1999 British novelist


1606     Rembrandt Van Rijn, Dutch painter and etcher was born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1669)
1796     Thomas Bulfinch, American mythologist 


1892     Walter Benjamin, German philosopher and critic (d. 1940)


1923     Philly Joe Jones, American drummer (d. 1985)

1929     Francis Bebey, Cameroonian-French guitarist (d. 2001)
1930     Jacques Derrida, Algerian-French philosopher and academic (d. 2004)
1931     Clive Cussler, American archaeologist and author
1932     Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinet player and saxophonist (d. 2010)
1933     Julian Bream, English guitarist
1933     Guido Crepax, Italian author and illustrator (d. 2003)
1946     Linda Ronstadt, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (Stone Poneys and Free Creek)
1950     Arianna Huffington, Greek-American journalist and author, founded The Huffington Post
1951     Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican-English singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
1951     Jesse Ventura, American wrestler, actor, and politician, 38th Governor of Minnesota
1952     Marky Ramone, American drummer and songwriter (Ramones, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and Misfits)
1956     Joe Satriani, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Chickenfoot and The Greg Kihn Band)
1961     Scott Ritter, American soldier and weapons inspector


1961     Forest Whitaker, American actor, director, and producer
On July 15 in history…

1799     The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.

1834     The Spanish Inquisition is officially disbanded after nearly 356 years.

1910     In his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin gives a name to Alzheimer's disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer.
1916     In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).

1964     Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona was nominated for president at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.
1971     President Richard Nixon announced he would visit the People's Republic of China.
2003     AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
2006     Twitter is launched, becoming one of the largest social media platforms in the world.