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KALW Almanac: Wed. Oct. 26, 2016

Wednesday, 26th of October of 2016 is the 300th day of the year 
There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year. 
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:31 am 
and the sun will set at 6:17 pm. 
Today we will have 10 hours and 46 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:54 pm.

The first low tide was at 3:02 am 

and the next low tide at 3:48 pm. 

The first high tide will be at 9:55 am 

and the next high tide at 9:58 pm.

The Moon is 15.6%illuminated; a Waning Crescent moon

Moonrise Today: 3:41 AM↑ 83° East

Moonset Today: 4:33 PM↑ 275° West

We'll have a New Moon in 4 days on Sunday the 30th of October of 2016 at 10:38 am

The First Quarter Moon of the month will fall in 12 days on Monday, the 7th of November of 2016 at 12:51 pm

We'll have a Full Moon in 19 days on Monday, the 14th of November of 2016 at 6:52 am

and we'll have our Last Quarter Moon in 25 days on Monday, the 21th of November of 2016 at 1:33 am

Today is Horseless Carriage Day

Lung Health Day

National Mincemeat Day

National Mule Day

National Pumpkin Day

Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night

Today is also...

Accession Day in Jammu and Kashmir

Angam Day in Nauru

Armed Forces Day in Benin

National Day, celebrates the anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality in 1955. in Austria

Intersex Awareness Day

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share your special day with…

1685Domenico Scarlatti, Italian harpsichord player and composer (d. 1757)

1825The Erie Canal opened, connecting Lake Erie and the Hudson River in upstate New York.

1854C. W. Post, American businessman, founded Post Foods (d. 1914)  You've had the cereal at least one in your childhood, didn't you?

1902Beryl Markham, British aviator, horse trainer and breeder, and writer. She wrote West With The Night.

1911Mahalia Jackson, the American known as the queen of gospel singing (d. 1972)

1914Jackie Coogan, American silent film actor; played "The Kid", as well as Uncle Fester on "The Addams Family" (d. 1984) 

1916François Mitterrand, French lawyer and politician, 21st President of France (d. 1996)

1919Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (d. 1980)

1922Madelyn Dunham, American grandmother of Barack Obama (d. 2008)

1940Eddie Henderson, American trumpet player and educator

1941Steven Kellogg, American author and illustrator (not the singer Stephen Kellogg ) You may remember A, My Name Is Alice.  He drew that and 90 other children's books.

1942Bob Hoskins, English actor, singer, and director (d. 2014)

1942Milton Nascimento, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Clube da Esquina)

1945Pat Conroy, American author, he wrote The Prince Of Tides and The Great Santini (d. 2016)

1945Jaclyn Smith, American actress and producer. She was one of Charlie's Angels on 1970s TV.

1946Pat Sajak, American journalist, actor, and game show host, best known for The Wheel Of Fortune.

1947Hillary Clinton, American lawyer and politician, 67th United States Secretary of State & 44th First Lady of the United States

1951Bootsy Collins, American singer-songwriter and bass player; he worked with James Brown, and Parliament / Funkadelic.

1959 Evo Morales, Bolivian soldier and politician, 80th President of Bolivia

1961Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenyan President

1963Natalie Merchant, American singer-songwriter and pianist, former lead singer for the Rock and Roll band 10,000 Maniacs

1973Seth MacFarlane, American voice actor, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter, known for his work on the animated TV series, Family Guy

1977 Jon Heder, American actor and producer, best known for his movie role as Napolean Dynamite

On this day in history….

1776Benjamin Franklin departs from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.

1861The Pony Express officially ceases operations.

1863 The Football Association, the oldest football association in the world, is formed in London.

1881The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.  Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and "Doc" Holliday confronted Ike Clanton's gang in a gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Ariz. Three members of Clanton's gang were killed; Earp's brothers were wounded.

1936The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.

1958Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France.

1970Muhammad Ali faces off against Jerry Quarry in Atlanta, Georgia for the first time after Ali's three-year hiatus from evading to be drafted in the Vietnam War.

1972National security adviser Henry Kissinger declared "peace is at hand" in Vietnam.

1984A newborn with a severe heart defect was given the heart of a baboon in an experimental transplant in Loma Linda, Calif. She lived for 21 more days.

1994Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty.

1999Britain's House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain's upper chamber of Parliament.

2001President George W. Bush signed the USA Patriot Act, giving authorities unprecedented ability to search, seize, detain or eavesdrop in their pursuit of possible terrorists.

2005The Chicago White Sox won their first World Series since 1917 by defeating the Houston Astros 1-0 in Game 4.