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KALW Almanac: Monday Oct. 3, 2016

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Butterfly (flickr user Conal Gallagher) (CC BY 2.0)

 
Today Monday, 3rd of October of 2016 is the 277th day of the year.
 
There are 89 days remaining until the end of the year. 36 days until Election Day. 21 days left to register to vote.  The sun rises in San Francisco at 7:09 am and sunset will be at 6:48 pm. 

Today we will have 11 hours and 39 minutes of sun. 

The solar transit will be at 12:58 pm.

The first high tide was at 1:45 am 

and the next high tide will be at 1:31 pm. 

The first low tide will be at 7:11 am 

and the next low tide at 7:45 pm.

The Moon is 5.8% illuminated, a Waxing Crescent moon

Moonrise Today: 9:30 AM↑ 104° East

Moonset Today: 8:37 PM↑ 255° West

First Quarter Moon in 6 days on Saturday 8th of October of 2016 at 9:33 pm

Full Moon in 13 days Saturday 15th of October of 2016 at 9:23 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 19 days Saturday 22th of October of 2016 at 12:14 pm

New Moon in 27 days in Sunday 30th of October of 2016 at 10:38 am

Today is Blue Shirt Day

Child Health Day

Day of Unity

Look at the Leaves Day

Mean Girls Appreciation Day

National Boyfriend Day

National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day

National Caramel Custard Day

National Family TV Show Da

National Techies Day

National Virus Appreciation Day

World Architecture Day

World Habitat Day

Today is also...

National Day in Iraq, celebrates the independence of Iraq from the United Kingdom in 1932.

National Foundation Day or Gaecheonjeol in South Korea

Morazán Day in Honduras

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

1873Emily Post, the American authority on proper etiquette (d.1960)

1900Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (d. 1938)

1924Harvey Kurtzman, American cartoonist (d. 1993)

1925Gore Vidal, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (d. 2012)

1936Steve Reich, American composer

1938Eddie Cochran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1960)

1941Chubby Checker, American singer-songwriter

1949Lindsey Buckingham, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1951Keb' Mo', American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1954Al Sharpton, American minister, talk show host, and political activist

1954Stevie Ray Vaughan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1990)

1969Gwen Stefani, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer

1975India Arie, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1978Vienna Teng, American singer-songwriter and pianist

On this day in history...

1789George Washington makes the first Thanksgiving Day designated by the national government of the US

1863The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by United States President Abraham Lincoln as are Thursdays, November 30, 1865 and November 29, 1866.

1919Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the first Latin player to appear in a World Series.

1949WERD, the first black-owned radio station in the United States, opens in Atlanta.

1951Bobby Thomson hit the "shot heard 'round the world" – a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of a playoff game at the Polo Grounds – to send the New 
York Giants into the World Series.

1955"Captain Kangaroo" premiered on CBS and "The Mickey Mouse Club" premiered on ABC.

1957The California State Superior Court rules that Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is not obscene.

1960"The Andy Griffith Show" premiered on CBS.

1961"The Dick Van Dyke Show" premiered on CBS.

1962Project Mercury: Sigma 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral, with astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight.

1990German reunification: The German Democratic Republic ceases to exist and its territory becomes part of the Federal Republic of Germany. East German citizens became part of the European Community, which later became the European Union. Now celebrated as German Unity Day.

1992Barack Obama married Michelle Robinson at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

1995O. J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

2009Maine voters voted to repeal a state law that would have allowed same-sex couples to marry.