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KALW Almanac: Wednesday Aug. 10, 2016

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S'more by flickr user Sancho McCann (CC BY 2.0) cropped from original

 
Today Wednesday, 10th of August of 2016 is the 223nd day of the year.  
 
There are 143 days remaining until the end of the year. 
 
The sun rose in San Francisco at 6:22 am 
 
and sunset will be at 8:08 pm. 
 
Today we will have 13 hours and 46 minutes of daylight. 

The solar transit will be at 1:15 pm.
 
The first high tide will be at 5:59 am 
 
and the next high tide at 6:00 pm. 
 
The only low tide of the day will be at 11:21 am.
 
Moon: 47.8%
 
A Waxing Crescent

Moonrise Today: 1:47 PM↑ 107° East

Moonset Today: 12:04 AM↑ 255° West

Today is National Duran Duran Appreciation Day

National Lazy Day

National Psychiatric Technician Appreciation Day

National S'mores Day

National Spoil Your Dog Day

World Lion Day

It's also…

Argentine Air Force Day

Constitution Day in Anguilla

National Day (Ecuador), anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Quito, proclaimed independence from Spain on August 10, 1809. Independence finally occurred on May 24, 1822 at the Battle of Pichincha.

International Biodiesel Day

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share birthday cake with...

1865Aleksandr GlazunovRussian symphonic composer

1874Herbert Hoover, American engineer and politician, 31st President of the United States (d. 1964)

1909Leo Fender American inventor and manufacturer of musical instruments

1928Jimmy Dean, American singer, actor, and businessman, founded the Jimmy Dean Food Company (d. 2010)

1950Patti Austin, American singer-songwriter

1959 Rosanna Arquette, American actress, director, and producer
 
1997Kylie Jenner, American model

On this day in history...

1519Ferdinand Magellan's five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe. The Basque second-in-command Juan Sebastián Elcano will complete the expedition after Magellan's death in the Philippines.

1776American Revolutionary War: Word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.

The term 'the 10th of August' is widely used by historians as a shorthand for the Storming of the Tuileries Palace on the 10th of August, 1792, the effective end of the French monarchy until it was restored in 1814.
 
1821Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state.

1846Congress chartered the Smithsonian Institution, named after English scientist James Smithson, whose bequest of $500,000 made it possible.

1948 Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.
 
1962Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man made his debut in issue 15 of "Amazing Fantasy."

1988President Ronald Reagan signed a measure providing $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans interred by the U.S. government during World War II.

1993Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female Supreme Court justice.

1990The Magellan space probe reaches Venus.
 
2003Yuri Malenchenko becomes the first person to marry in outer space.

2008American swimmer Michael Phelps won the first of a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics by smashing his own world record in the 400-meter individual medley.