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KALW Almanac: Tuesday Oct. 4, 2016

Cinnamon Rolls taken by flickr user dixie wells, saying "I am determined to perfect the Homemade Cinnamon Roll" (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Today Tuesday, 4th of October of 2016  is the 278th day of the year 
There are 88 days remaining until the end of the year, 
35 days to Election Day,
20 days to Register to Vote.
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:10 am 
and sunset will be at 6:47 pm. 
Today we will have 11 hours and 37 minutes of sun. 

The solar transit will be at 12:58 pm.

The first high tide was at 2:28 am 

and the next high tide will be at 2:01 pm. 

The first low tide will be at 7:46 am 

and the next low tide at 8:24 pm.

The Moon is 11.0% illuminated, a Waxing Crescent moon

Moonrise Today: 10:24 AM↑ 107° East

Moonset Today: 9:12 PM↑ 251° West

We will have the First Quarter Moon in 5 days on Saturday 8th of October of 2016 at 9:33 pm

Our next Full Moon in 12 days on Saturday 15th of October of 2016 at 9:23 pm

Then the Last Quarter Moon in 18 days on Saturday 22th of October of 2016 at 12:14 pm

And a New Moon in 26 days on Sunday 30th of October of 2016 at 10:38 am

Today is…

Cinnamon Roll Day, celebrated in the U.S. as well as Sweden


Improve Your Office Day

International Toot Your Flute Day

National Golf Day

National Ships-in-Bottles Day

National Taco Day

National Vodka Day

Ten-Four Day

Today is also…

Day of Peace and Reconciliation in Mozambique

Independence Day in Lesotho, celebrating the independence of Lesotho from the United Kingdom in 1966.

World Animal Day

The beginning of World Space Week (October 4-10)

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

1822 – Rutherford B. Hayes, American general, lawyer, and politician, 19th President of the United States (d. 1893)

1861 – Frederic Remington, American painter, sculptor, and illustrator; specialized in western themes(d. 1909)

1880 – Damon Runyon, American newspaperman and short story writer. (d. 1946)

1895 – Buster Keaton, American comic actor of silent films, director, and producer (d. 1966)

1917 – Violeta Parra, Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1967)

1923 – Charlton Heston, American actor, director and gun rights activist, born John Charles Carter in Evanston, Ill. (d. 2008)

1928 – Alvin Toffler, German-American journalist and author (d. 2016)

1937 – Jackie Collins, English-American author and actress (d. 2015)

1941 – Roy Blount, Jr., American humorist and journalist

1941 – Anne Rice, American author

1943 – H. Rap Brown, American activist

1946 – Susan Sarandon, American actress and activist

1957 – Russell Simmons, American businessman, founded Def Jam Recordings and Phat Farm

On this day in history…

1535The first complete English-language Bible (the Coverdale Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale.

1824Mexico adopts a new constitution and becomes a federal republic.

1883First run of the Orient Express.

1895The first U.S. Open golf tournament was held, at the Newport Country Club in Rhode Island.

1927Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.

1931The comic strip "Dick Tracy" by Chester Gould made its debut.

1941Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.

1957The Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into orbit.

1957Jimmy Hoffa was elected president of the Teamsters Union.

1957"Leave It to Beaver" premiered on CBS.

1970Rock singer Janis Joplin, 27, was found dead of an accidental heroin overdose

1990German lawmakers held the first meeting of the reunified country's parliament in the Reichstag in Berlin.

2004SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the first private craft to fly into space.

2006Wikileaks is launched by Julian Assange.

2010The Supreme Court began a new era with three women serving together for the first time as Elena
Kagan took her place at the end of the bench.