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.
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
National GIVE SOMETHING AWAY DAY
National PET FIRE SAFETY DAY
National TAPIOCA PUDDING DAY
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-FranÃ§ois 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.