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KALW Almanac: Monday Oct. 10, 2016

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Angel Food Cake [154/366] by flickr user Tim Sackton (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 
Today Monday, 10th of October of 2016 is the 284th day of the year. 
 
There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year.
 
29 days until election day
 
14 days left to register to vote
 
The sun rises at 7:15 am 
 
and the sun sets will be at 6:38 pm. 
 
Today we will have 11 hours and 23 minutes of daylight.
 
The solar transit, or solar noon, will be at 12:56 pm.
 
The first low tide was at 1:01 am 
 
and the next low tide will be at 1:42 pm. 
 
The first high tide will be at 8:27 am 
 
and the next high tide at 7:22 pm.
 
The Moon is 63.4% illuminated, a Waxing Gibbous moon
 
Moonrise Today: 3:20 PM↑ 110° East
 
Moonset Today: 1:07 AM↑ 249° West
 
We'll have a Full Moon in 6 days on Saturday 15th of October of 2016 at 9:23 pm
 
Today is…
 
Hug a Drummer Day
 
International Stage Management Day
 
National Angel Food Cake Day
 
National Cake Decorating Day
 
National Handbag Day
 
National Kick Butt Day
 
National Metric Day
 
Powers of Ten Day
 
Squid and Cuttlefish Day
 
U.S. Naval Academy Day
 
Today is also...
 
World Homeless Day
 
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
 
World Mental Health Day
 
World Porridge Day
 
Double Ten Day (The National Day of Taiwan), celebrates outbreak of the Wuchang Uprising in 1911 that led to founding of the Republic of China in 1912
 
Fiji Day, celebrates the independence of Fiji from United Kingdom in 1970
 
Finnish Literature Day
 
Independence Day, commemorates the proclamation of Cuba's independence from Spain and the beginning of the Ten Years' War in 1868.
 
Party Foundation Day in North Korea
 
Historic Birthdays
 
1813 – Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer and philanthropist (d. 1901)
 
1900 – Helen Hayes, American actress (d. 1993)
 
1914 – Ivory Joe Hunter, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1974)
 
1917 – Thelonious Monk, American pianist and composer (d. 1982)
 
1941 – Peter Coyote, American actor, director, and screenwriter
 
1946 – John Prine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
 
1946 – Ben Vereen, American actor, singer, and dancer
 
1948 – Cyril Neville, American R&B percussionist and singer
 
1954 – David Lee Roth, American singer-songwriter and producer
 
1958 – Tanya Tucker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
 
1963 – Daniel Pearl, American-Israeli journalist (d. 2002)
 
1967 – Gavin Newsom, American soldier and politician, 49th Lieutenant Governor of California
 
1971 – Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist
 
on this day in history…
 
1845The U.S. Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, Md.
 
1871 Chicago burns after a barn accident. The fire lasts from October 8 to October 10.
 
1886The tuxedo dinner jacket made its American debut at the autumn ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
 
1897German chemist Felix Hoffmann discovers an improved way of synthesizing acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin).
 
1935George Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess," featuring an all-black cast, opened on Broadway.
 
1957U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbedemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.
 
1957The Windscale fire in Cumbria, U.K. is the world's first major nuclear accident.
 
1963The Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty comes into effect.
 
1964The opening ceremony of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary satellite.
 
1966The Beach Boys released the single "Good Vibrations."
 
1967The Outer Space Treaty, signed on January 27 by more than sixty nations, comes into force.
 
1970Fiji became independent after nearly a century of British rule.
 
1971Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
 
1973Vice President Spiro T. Agnew pleaded no contest to one count of federal income tax evasion and resigned his office.
 
1979Hockey Hall-of-Famer Wayne Gretzky made his NHL debut with the Edmonton Oilers.
 
1980FMLN is founded in El Salvador.
 
1985U.S. fighter jets forced an Egyptian plane carrying the hijackers of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, where the gunmen were taken into custody.
 
2002The House voted 296-133 to give President George W. Bush broad authority to use military force against Iraq. (The Senate followed suit the next day.)
 
2005Angela Merkel became Germany's first female chancellor and its first leader from the former Communist east.
 
2008Connecticut's Supreme Court ruled that gay couples have the right to marry.