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KALW Almanac: Thurs. Nov. 10, 2016

Very Vanilla Cupcake by flickr user FamilySweetery (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Today Thursday the 10th of November of 2016 is the 315th day of the year. 
There are 51 days remaining until the end of the year. 
the sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:46 am 
and the sun will set at 5:01 pm. 
Today we will have 10 hours and 15 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 11:54 am.

The first low tide was at 1:00 am 

and the next low tide at 2:00 pm. 

The first high tide will be at 7:57 am 

and the next high tide at 8:11 pm.

The Moon is (72)% illuminated

The lunar phase will be a Waxing Gibbous.

We'll have a Full Moon in 4 days on Monday the 14th of November of 2016 at 5:52 am

Last Quarter Moon in 11 days on Monday the 21st of November of 2016 at 12:33 am

New Moon in 19 days Tuesday the 29th of November of 2016 at 4:18 am

First Quarter Moon on a Wednesday, the 7th of December of 2016 at 1:03 am

Today is…

Area Code Day

International Accounting Day

National Forget-Me-Not Day

National Vanilla Cupcake Day

Sesame Street Day


World Science Day for Peace and Development

World Usability Day

It is also...

Cry of Independence Day in Panama

Day of Remembrance of Ataturk Turkey

Day of Russian Mi-lit-si-ya

Day of Tradition or Día de la Tradición, celebrated on the birthday of José
Hernández (Argentina, especially San Antonio de Areco)

Heroes Day in Indonesia, also called Hari Pahlawan

Martinisingen in Germany

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

1483 – Martin Luther, German monk and priest, leader of the Protestant Reformation (d. 1546)

1668 – François Couperin, French organist and composer (d. 1733)

1697 – William Hogarth, English painter, illustrator, and critic (d. 1764)

1759 – Friedrich Schiller, German poet, playwright, and historian (d. 1805)

1889 – Claude Rains, English-American actor (d. 1967)

1891 – Carl Stalling, American pianist and composer (d. 1972)

1919 – George Fenneman, American radio and television announcer (d. 1997)

1919 – Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general and engineer, designed the AK-47 (d. 2013)

1925 – Richard Burton, Welsh actor (d. 1984)

1932 – Paul Bley, Canadian-American pianist and composer (d. 2016)

1945 – Donna Fargo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947 – Dave Loggins, American singer-songwriter

1956 – Sinbad, American comedian, actor, and producer

1958 – Brooks Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1959 – Mackenzie Phillips, American actress

1960 – Neil Gaiman, English author, illustrator, and screenwriter

1968 – Tracy Morgan, American comedian, actor, and producer

On this day in history…

1918 – The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, receives a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa and Washington, D.C.) that said on November 11, 1918, all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air.

1951 – With the rollout of the North American Numbering Plan, direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.

1969 – National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts Sesame Street.

1970 – For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.

1975 – The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.

1983 – Bill Gates introduces Windows 1.0.

1989 – Germans begin to tear down the Berlin Wall.

1995 – In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop), are hanged by government forces.