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KALW Almanac: Friday Aug. 26, 2016

 
Today Friday, 26th of August of 2016 is the 239th day of the year. 
 
There are 127 days remaining until the end of the year. 
 
74 days until Election Day.
 
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:36 am 
 
and sunset will be at 7:46 pm. 
 
Today we will have 13 hours and 10 minutes of daylight. 

 
The solar transit will be at 1:11 pm.

The first low tide was at 1:09 am 

and the next low tide will be at 12:56 pm. 

The first high tide will be at 8:12 am 

and the next high tide at 7:18 pm.

The Moon is 34.8% illuminated a Waning Crescent

Moonrise Today: 1:07 AM↑ 67° East

Moonset Today: 3:35 PM↑ 293° Northwest

We'll have New Moon on the1st of September of 2016 at 2:03 am in 6 days

Today is Forgive Your Foe Friday!

Make Your Own Luck Day

Musical Yoga Day!

National Cherry Popsicle Day

National Dog Day

National Toilet Paper Day

Women's Equality Day

It's also 

Heroes' Day (Namibia)

Repentance Day (Papua New Guinea)

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  Happy Birthday also to...

1873Lee De Forest American inventor of the Audion vacuum tube

1880 Guillaume Apollinaire, Italian-French author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1918)

1898 Peggy Guggenheim, American-Italian art collector and philanthropist (d. 1979)

1901Maxwell Taylor,American army officer in World War II

1904Christopher Isherwood,English-born novelist and playwright

1906Albert Sabin  Polish-born American microbiologist; developed oral polio vaccine. 

1910Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Macedonia., Macedonian-Indian nun and missionary, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)

1935Geraldine Ferraro, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)

1945Tom Ridge, American sergeant and politician, 1st Secretary of Homeland Security

1949Leon Redbone, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1960Branford Marsalis, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader

1970Melissa McCarthy, American actress, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

1980Macaulay Culkin, American actor

On this day in history….

On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was declared in effect.

1847Liberia was proclaimed an independent republic.

1883The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage.

1920The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.

1939Major league baseball was televised for the first time when experimental station W2XBS broadcast a doubleheader between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn 
Dodgers at Ebbets Field.

1957The Soviet Union announced that it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.

1961The Hockey Hall of Fame opened in Toronto.

1970The then-new feminist movement, led by Betty Friedan, leads a nationwide Women's Strike for Equality.