KALW Almanac: Tue. Jan. 17, 2017
Today Tuesday, 17th of January of 2017 is the 17th day of the year. There are 348 days remaining until the end of 2017. The sun will rise in at 7:23 am and the sun will set be at 5:18 pm. Today we will have 9 hours and 55 minutes of daylight.
The solar noon will be at 12:20 pm.
The first high tide was at 3:31 am
and the next high tide will be at 2:53 pm.
The first low tide will be at 9:10 am
and the next low tide at 9:07 pm.
The Moon is 72.6% illuminated, a Waning Gibbous moon
Moon Direction:↑ 191.62° SSW
Moon Distance:243942 mi
Next New Moon: Jan 27, 2017 4:07 pm
Next Full Moon: Feb 10, 2017 4:32 pm
Next Moonset:Today 10:41 am
Today is Ben Franklin Day
Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day
Cable Car Day: in 1871 Andrew Smith Hallidie received the patent for the Cable driven car-train. He was inspired to invent the mechanical propelled transit after watching the poor horses trying to schlep wagons up Jackson Street here in San Francisco.
Customer Service Day
Ditch New Years Resolutions Day
Hot-Buttered Rum Day
Kid Inventors' Day
National Hot Heads Chili Day
Printing Ink Day
Rid the World of Fad Diet and Gimmicks Day
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share your special day with…
1863 – Konstantin Stanislavski, Russian actor and director (d. 1938)
1921 – Antonio Prohías, Cuban cartoonist (d. 1998) He drew Spy Vs. Spy in Mad Magazine
1922 – Betty White, American actress, game show panelist, television personality, and animal rights activist
1927 – Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer (d. 2008)
1928 – Vidal Sassoon, English-American hairdresser and businessman (d. 2012)
1933 – Shari Lewis, American actress, puppeteer/ventriloquist, and television host (d. 1998)
1939 – Maury Povich, American talk show host and producer
1949 – Andy Kaufman, American actor and comedian (d. 1984))
1952 – Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese pianist, composer, and producer
1954 – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., American lawyer, radio host, and environmentalist
1962 – Jim Carrey, Canadian-American actor and producer
1962 – Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author
1971 – Kid Rock, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
On this day in history…
· 1893 – Lorrin A. Thurston, along with the Citizens' Committee of Public Safety, a group of businessmen and sugar planters led the Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii and the government of Queen Liliʻuokalani.
· 1961 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the "military–industrial complex" as well as the dangers of massive spending, especially deficit spending.