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KALW Almanac: Tues. Nov. 1, 2016

Today, Tuesday, the 1st of November of 2016 is the 306th day of the year. 
There are 60 days remaining until the end of the year. 
Election Day is One Week from today!
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:37 am 
and the sun will set at 6:10 pm. 
We will have 10 hours and 33 minutes of daylight. 

The solar transit will be at 12:53 pm.

We can see that the first high tide will be at 1:42 am 

and the next high tide at 12:47 pm. 

The first low tide will be at 6:40 am  

and the next low tide at 7:20 pm.

The Moon is 2.9% illuminated;  a Waxing Crescent moon

Our Next Full Moon will arrive on Monday the 14th of November

The Next New Moon will be Tuesday November 29

Today is…

All Saints Day

Give Up Your Shoulds Day!

National Author's Day

National Brush Day

National Deep Fried Clams Day

National Family Literacy Day

National Go Cook For Your Pets Day

National Vinegar Day

Prime Meridian Day

Today is also...

Andhra Pradesh Formation Day in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh

Anniversary of the Revolution in Algeria

Calan Gaeaf in Wales

Chavang Kut for the Mizo people of Northeast India, Bangladesh, Burma

Coronation of the fifth Druk Gyalpo in Bhutan

Day of the Innocents, The first day of Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos celebration. in Mexico, Haiti

Day of the leaders of the Bulgarian National Revival in Bulgaria

Haryana Foundation Day in the Indian state of Haryana

Independence Day in Antigua and Barbuda, celebrating her independence from the United Kingdom in 1981.

Karnataka Rajyotsava (Karnataka Foundation Day) the day this Indian state was created

Kerala Piravi (Kerala Foundation Day) the day this Indian state was created

National Bison Day in the United States

Samhain in the Northern Hemisphere and Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere

World Vegan Day 

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

1798Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness Irish brewer

1815Crawford W. Long American physician; pioneered use of anesthetics

1849William Merritt ChaseAmerican painter

1871Stephen Crane, the American writer best known for his novel "The Red Badge of Courage," 

1880Sholem Asch, Polish-American author and playwright (d. 1957)

1920James J. Kilpatrick, American journalist and author (d. 2010)

1922George S. Irving, American actor and singer

1935Edward Said, Palestinian-American theorist, author, and academic (d. 2003)

1940Roger Kellaway, American pianist and composer

1940Barry Sadler, American sergeant, author, actor, and singer-songwriter (d. 1989)

1942Larry Flynt, American publisher, founded Larry Flynt Publications

1944Kinky Friedman, American singer-songwriter and author

1946Yuko Shimizu, Japanese graphic designer, created Hello Kitty

1957Lyle Lovett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

1964Sophie B. Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1973Aishwarya Rai, Indian model and actress, Miss World 1994

1979Coco Crisp, American baseball player

On this day in history…

1512The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.

1604William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.

1611Shakespeare's play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.

1800John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).

1848 In Boston, Massachusetts, the first medical school for women, The Boston Female Medical School (which later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine), opens.

1870In the United States, the Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast.

1894Thomas Edison films American sharpshooter Annie Oakley, which is instrumental in her hiring by Buffalo Bill for his Wild West Show.

1897The first Library of Congress building opens its doors to the public; the library had previously been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.

1941American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.

1960While campaigning for President of the United States, John F. Kennedy announces his idea of the Peace Corps.

1968The Motion Picture Association of America's film rating system is officially introduced, originating with the ratings G, M, R, and X.
1993The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.

1995Bosnia peace talks opened in Dayton, Ohio.