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KALW Almanac: Wed. Nov. 9, 2016

Today Wednesday, 9th of November of 2016 is the 314th day of the year. 
There are 52 days remaining until the end of the year. 
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:45 am 
and the sun will set at 5:02 pm. 
Today we will have 10 hours and 17 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 11:54 am.

The first low tide will be at 12:06 am 

and the next low tide at 1:10 pm. 

The first high tide will be at 7:17 am 

and the next high tide at 7:02 pm.

The Moon is 68.1%illuminated, a Waxing Gibbous

Moonrise Today: 2:14 pm↑ 99° East

Moonset Today: 12:57 am↑ 259° West

Full Moon in 5 days on Monday 14th of November of 2016 at 5:52 am

Last Quarter Moon in 12 days on a Monday the 21st of November of 2016 at 12:33 am

New Moon in 20 days Wednesday the 29th of November of 2016 at 4:18 am

First Quarter Moon in 27 days on Wednesday the 7th of December of 2016 at 1:03 am

Today is Carl Sagan Day

Go to an Art Museum Today Day

National Chaos Never Dies Day

National Scrapple Day

World Freedom Day

It's also...

Day of the Skulls (Dia de los ñatitas) in Bolivia

Independence Day in Cambodia, celebrates the independence of Cambodia from France in 1953.

Inventors' Day in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

Schick-sals-tag in Germany, the "Day Of Fate".  There are five notable events in German history that are connected to 9 November: the execution of Robert Blum in 1848, the end of the monarchies in 1918, the Hitler putsch attempt in 1923, the Nazi antisemitic pogroms in 1938 and the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989.

National Flag Day in Azerbaijan

Historic Birthdays

1731 – Benjamin Banneker, American farmer, surveyor, and author (d. 1806)

1801 – Gail Borden, American surveyor and publisher, invented condensed milk (d. 1874)

1914 – Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress and inventor (d. 2000)

1915 – Sargent Shriver, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 21st United States Ambassador to France (d. 2011)

1918 – Spiro Agnew, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 39th Vice President of the United States (d. 1996)

1922 – Dorothy Dandridge, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1965)

1928 – Anne Sexton, American poet and academic (d. 1974)

1934 – Carl Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist (d. 1996)  the astronomer whose books and television show informed millions of Americans.

1936 – Mary Travers, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)

1941 – Tom Fogerty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1990)

1951 – Lou Ferrigno, American bodybuilder and actor

1968 – Colin Hay, English political scientist, author, and academic

1970 – Susan Tedeschi, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

On this day in history...

1620 – Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

1872 – The Great Boston Fire of 1872.

1906 – Theodore Roosevelt is the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country. He did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal.

1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published.

1979 – Nuclear false alarm: The NORAD computers and the Alternate National Military Command Center in Fort Ritchie, Maryland detected purported massive Soviet nuclear strike. After reviewing the raw data from satellites and checking the early-warning radars, the alert is cancelled.

1994 – The chemical element darmstadtium is discovered.

1998 – Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, already abolished for murder, is completely abolished for all remaining capital offenses.