KALW Almanac: Monday Oct. 3, 2016
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.