KALW Almanac: Monday Aug. 29, 2016
Today Monday, 29th of August of 2016 is the 242nd day of the year
There are 124 days remaining until the end of the year.
71 Days until Election Day.
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:39 am
and sunset will be at 7:42 pm.
Today we will have 13 hours and 3 minutes of daylight
The solar transit will be at 1:10 pm.
The first low tide was at 4:05 am
and the next low tide will be at 4:02 pm.
The first high tide will be at 11:05 am
and the next high tide at 10:13 pm.
The Moon is 8.7% illuminated, a Waning Crescent
Moonrise Today: 3:57 AM↑ 69° East
Moonset Today: 6:07 PM↑ 289° West
We'll have a New Moon in 3 days on Thursday 1st of September of 2016 at 2:03 am
The First Quarter Moon of the month will come in 11 days on Friday, the 9th of September of 2016 at 4:49 am
The next Full Moon will be in 18 days on Friday the 16th of September of 2016 at 12:05 pm
and the Last Quarter Moon of the month will be in 24 days on Friday the 23th of September of 2016 at 2:56 am
Today is According to Hoyle Day
Chop Suey Day
Lemon Juice Day
More Herbs, Less Salt Day
Motorist Consideration Monday
National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day
National Swiss Winegrowers Day
International Day against Nuclear Tests
Miners' Day in Ukraine
National Sports Day in India
Slovak National Uprising Anniversary in Slovakia
Telugu Language Day in India
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! Happy Birthday also to…
1632John Locke,English philosopher
1809 – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., American physician and author (d. 1894)
1898 – Preston Sturges, American director and producer (d. 1959)
1915 – Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (d. 1982)
1920 – Charlie Parker, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1955)
1922 – Richard Blackwell, American actor, fashion designer, and critic (d. 2008)
1923 – Richard Attenborough, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)
1924 – Dinah Washington, American singer and pianist (d. 1963)
1936 – John McCain, American captain and politician
1937 – Carol Doda, American stripper and actress (d. 2015)
1938 – Elliott Gould, American actor and producer
1941 – Robin Leach, English journalist and television host
1947 – Temple Grandin, American ethologist, academic, and author
1955 – Diamanda Galás, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1958 – Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor (d. 2009)
1959 – Eddi Reader, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1968 – Meshell Ndegeocello, German-American singer-songwriter
On this day in history...
708 – Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
1786 – Shays' Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in
response to high debt and tax burdens.
1825 – Kingdom of Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
1898 – The Goodyear tire company is founded.
1911 – Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European
Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
1966 – The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park
in San Francisco.
1970 – Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California.
Police riot kills three people, including journalist Rubén Salazar.
1991 – Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspends all activities of the Soviet