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KALW Almanac - Monday July 18, 2016


The eighteenth day of July of 2016 is the 200th day of the year. 

There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year.

the sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:03 am 

Today we will have 14 hours and 26 minutes of sun. 

The solar transit will be at 1:16 pm.

and sunset will be at 8:29 pm. 

The first low tide will be at 5:22 am 

and the next low tide at 5:02 pm. 

The first high tide will be at 12:32 pm 

and the next high tide at 11:11 pm.

The Moon will be 97.6% illuminated, a Waxing Gibbous moon

Moonrise Today: 7:29 PM↑ 113° Southeast

Moonset Today: 4:59 AM↑ 246° West
We will have a full moon Tomorrow 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 Global Hug Your Kid Day

National Get Out of the Doghouse Day

Perfect Family Day

World Listening Day

National Sour Candy Day

Hamiltons Day

Today is National Caviar Day


National Caviar Day

Constitution Day in Uruguay

Nelson Mandela International Day

On this day in history...

1872Britain enacted voting by secret ballot.

1927Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,000th career hit.

1999David Cone of the New York Yankees pitched the 14th perfect game in modern major league baseball history in a game against the Montreal Expos.

The Duomo Santa Maria Del Fiore campanile in Florence, Italy

1334 – The bishop of Florence blesses the first foundation stone for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by the artist GiottodiBondone.
1862 – First ascent of Dent Blanche, one of the highest summits in the Alps.

1966 – Human spaceflight: Gemini 10 is launched from Cape Kennedy on a 70-hour mission that includes docking with an orbiting Agena target vehicle.

1968 – Intel is founded in Mountain View, California.


1976 – Nadia Comăneci becomes the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

1986 – A tornado is broadcast live on KARE television in Minnesota when the station's helicopter pilot makes a chance encounter.

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you!  You share your special day with…

1895 – Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster (d. 1954)



1906 – S. I. Hayakawa, Canadian-American academic, one-time president of San Francisco State University during the Student Strikes of the late 1960's,  and politician (d. 1992)

1906 – Clifford Odets, American director, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1963)

1908 – Peace Pilgrim, American mystic and activist (d. 1981)

1909 – Andrei Gromyko, Belarusian-Russian economist and politician, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1989)

1911 – Hume Cronyn, Canadian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)

1913 – Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (d. 1997)

1918 – Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer and politician, Nobel Prize laureate, a leading anti-apartheid figure and South Africa's first black president, was born in Mvezo.(d. 2013)

1921 – John Glenn, American colonel, astronaut, and politician

1927 – Kurt Masur, German conductor and educator (d. 2015)

1929 – Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2000)

1932 – Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet and playwright

Today is the birthday of journalist, troublemaker, and comic character inspiration, Hunter S. Thompson


1937 – Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 2005)

1939 – Dion DiMucci, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dion and the Belmonts)

1941 – Lonnie Mack, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)



1941 – Martha Reeves, American singer, actress, and politician (Martha and the Vandellas and The Fascinations)

1947 – Steve Forbes, American publisher and politician

1950 – Mark Udall, American educator and politician

1954 – Ricky Skaggs, American singer-songwriter, mandolin player, and producer (New South)

Happy Birthday actor Vin Diesel


1967 – Vin Diesel, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1969 – Elizabeth Gilbert, American author