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KALW Almanac: Thursday Oct. 6, 2016

What's that smell? by flickr user newwavegurly (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Today Thursday, 6th of October of 2016
October 6 is the 280th day of the year
There are 86 days remaining until the end of the year. 
33 Days until Election Day!
18 Days left to Register to Vote!
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:11 am 
and sunset will be at 6:44 pm. 
Today we will have 11 hours and 33 minutes of daylight. 

The solar transit will be at 12:58 pm.

The first high tide was at 4:11 am 

and the next high tide will be at 3:18 pm. 

The first low tide will be at 9:07 am 

and the next low tide at 9:58 pm.

Moon: 25.3%  Waxing Crescent

Moonrise Today: 12:10 PM↑ 113° Southeast

Moonset Today: 10:33 PM↑ 247° West

First Quarter Moon
8th of October of 2016 at 9:33 pm
in 3 days

Full Moon
15th of October of 2016 at 9:23 pm
in 10 days

Last Quarter Moon
22th of October of 2016 at 12:14 pm
in 16 days

New Moon
30th of October of 2016 at 10:38 am
in 24 days

Today is Come and Take It Day

Garlic Lovers Day

Jackie Mayer Rehab Day

Mad Hatter Day

Depression Screening Day

German American Day

National Noodle Day

National Physician's Assistant Day

National Poetry Day

It's also...

Day of Commemoration and National Mourning in Turkmenistan

Dukla Pass Victims Day in Slovakia

Memorial Day for the Martyrs of Arad in Hungary

Teachers' Day in Sri Lanka

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

1846 – George Westinghouse, American engineer and businessman, founded the Westinghouse Air Brake Company (d. 1914)

1866 – Reginald Fessenden, Canadian engineer and academic, invented radiotelephony (d. 1932)

1887 – Le Corbusier, Swiss-French architect and painter, designed the Philips Pavilion and Saint-Pierre, Firminy (d. 1965)

1906 – Janet Gaynor, American actress (d. 1984)

1908 – Carole Lombard, American actress (d. 1942)

1914 – Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian ethnographer and explorer (d. 2002)

1917 – Fannie Lou Hamer, American activist and philanthropist (d. 1977)

1925 – Shana Alexander, American journalist and author (d. 2005)

1930 – Hafez al-Assad, Syrian general and politician, 20th President of Syria (d. 2000)

1934 – Marshall Rosenberg, American psychologist and author (d. 2015)

1948 – Gerry Adams, Irish republican politician

1954 – David Hidalgo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

On this day in history...

1539Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto and his army enter the Apalachee capital of Anhaica (present-day Tallahassee, Florida) by force.

1582Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

1600Jacopo Peri's Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, receives its première performance in Florence, signifying the beginning of the Baroque period

1683German immigrant families found Germantown in the colony of Pennsylvania, marking the first major immigration of German people to America.

1723Benjamin Franklin arrives in Philadelphia at the age of 17.

1884The Naval War College was established in Newport, R.I.

1889 American inventor Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.

1889The Moulin Rouge cabaret opened in Paris.

1927The era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of "The Jazz Singer" starring Al Jolson.

1949American-born Iva Toguri D'Aquino, convicted as Japanese wartime broadcaster Tokyo Rose, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

1973Egypt and Syria attacked Israel during the Yom Kippur holiday.

1976 – New Premier Hua Guofeng orders the arrest of the Gang of Four and associates and ends the Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China.

1976In a debate with Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter, President Gerald R. Ford asserted there was "no Soviet domination of eastern Europe." Ford later conceded that he had misspoken.

1981Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was shot to death by Islamic militants while reviewing a military parade.

2007Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

2008The Dow Jones industrial average closed below 10,000 for the first time since 2004.

2010Roy Halladay pitched the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of the NL division series..