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KALW Almanac: Thurs. Oct. 27, 2016

Today Thursday, 27th of October of 2016 is the 301st day of the year 
There are 65 days remaining until the end of the year. 
12 days until Election day!
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:32 am 
and the sun will set at 6:15 pm. 
Today we will have 10 hours and 43 minutes of daylight. 

The solar transit, or solar noon, will be at 12:54 pm.

The first low tide was at 3:45 am 

and the next low tide will be at 4:29 pm. 

The first high tide will be at 10:29 am 

and the next high tide at 10:50 pm.

The Moon is 9.3% illuminated ; a Waning Crescent

Moonrise Today: 4:38 AM↑ 88° East

Moonset Today: 5:04 PM↑ 270° West

We will have a New Moon in 3 days on Sunday the 30th of October of 2016 at 10:38 am

Then we'll have our First Quarter Moon in 11 days on Monday the 7th of November of 2016 at 12:51 pm

A Full Moon will rise in 18 days on Monday the 14th of November of 2016 at 6:52 am

and the Last Quarter Moon in 24 days Monday 21st of November of 2016 at 1:33 am

Today is American Beer Day

Boxer Shorts Day

Cranky Co-Workers Day

National Potato Day

Navy Day

Occupational Therapy Day

Sylvia Plath Day

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

It's also...

Černová Tragedy Day in Slovakia

Flag Day in Greece

Independence Day in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines celebrating the independence from United Kingdom in 1979.

Independence Day in Turkmenistan, celebrating the independence from USSR in 1991.

Navy Day in United States, first organized to be on this day.

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

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

1779James Cook,British naval captain

1782Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1840)

1811Isaac Singer, American actor and businessman, founded the Singer Corporation (d. 1875)

1858Theodore Roosevelt, American colonel and politician, 26th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)

1872Emily Post, American author, founded The Emily Post Institute (d. 1960)

1875Isaac Merrit SingerAmerican inventor; developed Singer sewing machine

1907Marcellin Berthelot French chemist

1914Author-poet Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales.

1858Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, was born in New York City.

1917Oliver TamboSouth African president of the African National Congress (1969-91)

1920Nanette Fabray, American actress, singer, and dancer

1922Ruby Dee, American actress and poet (d. 2014)

1923Roy Lichtenstein, American painter and sculptor (d. 1997)

1926H. R. HaldemanAmerican businessman and White House chief of staff (1969-73); convicted of Watergate crimes

1931Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian physician, psychiatrist, and author

1932Sylvia Plath, the American poet known for an intense, confessional quality of writing

1933Floyd Cramer, American singer and pianist (d. 1997)

1936Neil Sheehan, American journalist and author

1939John Cleese, English actor, comedian, screenwriter and producer

1940John Gotti, American mob boss (d. 2002)

1940Maxine Hong Kingston, American author and academic

1942Lee Greenwood, American singer-songwriter

1944J. A. Jance, American author and poet

1949Garry Tallent, American bass player and producer (E Street Band)

1950Fran Lebowitz, American author

1963Marla Maples, American model and actress

1978 Vanessa-Mae, Singaporean-English violinist and skier

1984Kelly Osbourne, English television personality

on this day in history…

1682Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.

1787The first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the U.S. Constitution, was published in a New York newspaper.

1810United States annexes the former Spanish colony of West Florida.

1880Theodore Roosevelt married Alice Lee.

1904The first underground New York City Subway line opens; the system becomes the biggest in United States, and one of the biggest in world.

1936Mrs Wallis Simpson obtains her divorce decree nisi, which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.

1947"You Bet Your Life," starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC Radio.

1954Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.

1961NASA tests the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.

1964Ronald Reagan delivers a speech on behalf of the Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launches his political career and comes to be known as "A Time for Choosing".

1967Catholic priest Philip Berrigan and others of the 'Baltimore Four' protest the Vietnam War by pouring blood on Selective Service records.

1971The Democratic Republic of the Congo is renamed Zaire.

1973A 1.4 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes in Cañon City, Colorado.

1978Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin won the Nobel Peace Prize.

1979Saint Vincent and the Grenadines gains its independence from the United Kingdom.

1986The British government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang.

1992United States Navy radioman Allen R. Schindler, Jr. is murdered by shipmate Terry M. Helvey for being gay, precipitating debate about gays in the military that resulted in the United States "Don't ask, don't tell" military policy.

1997The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down for the first time since the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

2002Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was elected president of Brazil in a runoff, becoming the country's first elected leftist leader.

2004The Boston Red Sox won their first World Series since 1918, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 in Game 4.

2005Surgeons in France performed the world's first partial face transplant on a woman who was mauled by a dog.

2008Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, was convicted of seven corruption charges for lying about free home renovations and other gifts from a wealthy oil contractor. (A judge 
later dismissed the case, saying prosecutors had withheld evidence.)

2014Britain withdraws from Afghanistan after the end of Operation Herrick which started on June 20, 2002 after 12 years four months and seven days.