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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 
Communist Party.