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KALW Almanac: Thurs. Nov. 3, 2016

Today Thursday, 3rd of November of 2016 is the 308th day of the year.
There are 58 days remaining until the end of the year. 
It is 5 days before the Presidential Election.
The sun rose at 7:39 am 
and the sun will set at 6:08 pm. 
Today we will have 10 hours and 29 minutes of sun.

The solar transit will be at 12:53 pm.

The first high tide was at 3:10 am 

and the next high tide will be at 1:55 pm. 

The first low tide will be at 7:53 am 

and the next low tide at 8:36 pm.

The Moon is 12.5% illuminated ; a Waxing Crescent moon

Moonrise Today: 10:57 AM↑ 114° Southeast

Moonset Today: 9:16 PM↑ 246° West

We'll have our First Quarter Moon in 4 days Monday 7th of November of 2016 at 12:51 pm

A Full Moon in 11 days Monday 14th of November of 2016 at 6:52 am

The Last Quarter Moon in 18 days on Monday the 21st of November of 2016 at 1:33 am

and a New Moon in 26 days on Tuesday 29th of November of 2016 at 5:18 am

Today is Cliché Day

Give Someone a Dollar Today Day

National Housewife Day

National Men Make Dinner Day

National Sandwich Day

Culture Day in Japan

Independence Day / Separation Day, celebrates the separation and independence of Panama from Colombia in 1903.

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Dominica from the United Kingdom in 1978.

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of the Federated States of Micronesia from the United States in 1986.

Victory Day in Maldives

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!

1801 – Karl Baedeker, German author and publisher, founded the Baedeker Publishing Company (d. 1859)

1901 – Leopold III of Belgium (d. 1983)

1901 – André Malraux, French historian, theorist, and author (d. 1976)

1903Walker Evans, the American photographer best known for his portrayal of America during the Great Depression

1909 – James Reston, Scottish-American journalist and author (d. 1995)

1912 – Alfredo Stroessner, Paraguayan general and politician, 46th President of Paraguay (d. 2006)

1921 – Charles Bronson, American soldier and actor (d. 2003)

1928 – Osamu Tezuka, Japanese animator and producer (d. 1989)

1933 – Ken Berry, American actor, singer, and dancer

1933 – Michael Dukakis, American lawyer, academic, and politician, 65th Governor of Massachusetts

1940 – Sonny Rhodes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1942 – Martin Cruz Smith, American author and screenwriter

1943 – Bert Jansch, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

1952 – Roseanne Barr, American comedian, actress, and producer

1953 – Dennis Miller, American comedian, producer, and talk show host

1954 – Adam Ant, English singer-songwriter and actor

1976 – Jake Shimabukuro, American ukulele player and composer

1987 – Colin Kaepernick, American football player

On this day in history...

1534 – English Parliament passes the first Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Anglican Church, supplanting the pope and the Roman Catholic Church.

1868 – John Willis Menard was the first African American elected to the United States Congress. Because of an electoral challenge, he was never seated.

1883 – American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves a clue that eventually leads to his capture.

1911 – Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.

1918 – The German Revolution of 1918–19 begins when 40,000 sailors take over the port in Kiel.

1954 – The first Godzilla film is released and marks the first appearance of the character of the same name.

1957The Soviet Union launched into orbit Sputnik 2, the second manmade satellite; a dog on board named Laika was sacrificed in theexperiment.

1964 – Washington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time.

1964President Lyndon B. Johnson soundly defeated Republican challenger Barry Goldwater to win a White House term in his own right.

1970Salvador Allende was inaugurated as president of Chile.

1969 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon addresses the nation on television and radio, asking the "silent majority" to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to support his policies.

1973 – Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 10 toward Mercury. On March 29, 1974, it becomes the first space probe to reach that planet.

1979 – Greensboro massacre: Five members of the Communist Workers Party are shot dead and seven are wounded by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis during a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States.

1986 – Iran–Contra affair: The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports that the United States has been secretly selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of seven American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.

1992Illinois Democrat Carol Moseley-Braun became the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

2005Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, pleaded not guilty to a five-count felony indictment in the CIA leak case. (Libby was convicted, but President George W. Bush commuted his 30-month prison sentence.)

2014 – One World Trade Center officially opens.