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KALW Almanac: Tuesday Aug. 30, 2016

Toasted Marshmallow by flickr user Per Olesen (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Today Tuesday, 30th of August of 2016 is the 243rd day of the year
There are 123 days remaining until the end of the year. 
The sun rose in San Francisco at 6:40 am 
and sunset will be at 7:40 pm. 
Today we will have 13 hours of sun. 
The solar transit will be at 1:10 pm.

The first low tide was at 4:49 am 

and the next low tide will be at 4:50 pm. 

The first high tide will be at 11:46 am 

and the next high tide at 11:02 pm.

The Moon is 3.7% illuminated, a Waning Crescent

Moonrise Today: 4:57 AM↑ 72° East

Moonset Today: 6:47 PM↑ 285° West

We'll have a New Moon in 2 days on Thursday 1st of September of 2016 at 2:03 am

The First Quarter Moon of the month will come in 10 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 25 days on Friday the 23th of September of 2016 at 2:56 am

"August 30th" is a song by the band Delirious?

Today is also National Toasted Marshmallow Day

Frankenstein Day

International Day of the Disappeared

National Beach Day

National Holistic Pet Day

Slinky Day

Touch-A-Heart Tuesday

Constitution Day in Kazakhstan

Constitution Day in Turks and Caicos Islands

Independence Day in Tartarstan(Russia does not formally recognize this day)

International Day of the Disappeared

Popular Consultation Day in East Timor

Saint Rose of Lima's Day in Peru

Victory Day in Turkey

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

1797"Frankenstein" author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born in London.

1893Huey P. Long, the "Kingfish" of Louisiana politics, 40th Governor of Louisiana (d. 1935) was born in Winn Parish, La.

1896Raymond Massey, Canadian-American actor and playwright (d. 1983)

1898Shirley Booth, American actress and singer (d. 1992)

1908Fred MacMurray, American actor (d. 1991)

1918Ted Williams, American baseball player and manager (d. 2002)

1925Laurent de Brunhoff, French author and illustrator

1926Daryl Gates, American police officer, created the D.A.R.E. Program (d. 2010)

1930Warren Buffett, American businessman and philanthropist

1939John Peel, English radio host and producer (d. 2004)

1943Robert Crumb, American illustrator

1944Molly Ivins, American journalist and author (d. 2007)

1948Lewis Black, American comedian, actor, and author

1972Cameron Diaz, American model, actress, and producer

1973Lisa Ling, American Journalist

on this day in history...

1835Melbourne is founded.

1836The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen

1905Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb made his major league debut with the Detroit Tigers.

1963The Moscow–Washington hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.

1965The album "Highway 61 Revisited" by Bob Dylan was released.

1967The Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first African-American justice on the Supreme Court.

1983Guion S. Bluford Jr. became the first African-American astronaut to travel in space when he blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

1990President George H.W. Bush told a news conference that a "new world order" could emerge from the Persian Gulf crisis.

1991Azerbaijan declares independence from Soviet Union.

1992The 11-day Ruby Ridge standoff ends with Randy Weaver surrendering to federal authorities.

1993"The Late Show with David Letterman" premiered on CBS.

1999Residents of East Timor voted for independence from Indonesia in a U.N.-sponsored ballot.

2005Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast with devastating force, killing more than 1,700 people and flooding New Orleans after the city’s levees failed.