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KALW Almanac: Thu. Jan. 26, 2017

Fashion Faux Pas by flickr user Gideon (CC BY 2.0)

Today Thursday, 26th of January of 2017 is the 26th day of the year.   There are 339 days remaining until the end of the year.  649 days before the next Mid-Term Election.  1377 days before the next Presidential Election.  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:17 am and sunset will be at 5:28 pm.  Today we will have 10 hours and 11 minutes of daylight.  The solar noon will be at 12:23 pm.

The first low tide was at 3:58 am 

and the next low tide will be at 4:46 pm. 

The first high tide will be at 10:00 am 

and the next high tide at 11:54 pm.

The Moon is 2.3% illuminated; a Waning Crescent moon

Moon Direction: ↑ 105.07° ESE

Moon Altitude: -11.59°

Moon Distance: 245418 mi

Next New Moon: Jan 27, 2017 at 4:07 pm

Next Full Moon: Feb 10, 2017 at 4:32 pm

Next Moonrise: Today at 6:11 am

Today is Clashing Clothes Day

International Customs Day

Lotus 1-2-3 Day

National Peanut Brittle Day

Spouses Day

Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement

Australia Day 

Duarte Day in Dominican Republic

Engineer's Day in Panama

International Customs Day

Liberation Day in Uganda

Republic Day in India

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

1880 – Douglas MacArthur, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)

1892 – Bessie Coleman, American pilot (d. 1926)

1905 – Maria von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (d. 1987)

1908 – Stéphane Grappelli, French violinist (Quintette du Hot Club de France) (d. 1997)

1918 – Philip José Farmer, American author (d. 2009)

1921 – Akio Morita, Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (d. 1999)

1925 – Paul Newman, American actor, director, race car driver, and businessman, co-founded Newman's Own (d. 2008)

1928 – Roger Vadim, French actor and director (d. 2000)

1929 – Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, and educator

1934 – Huey "Piano" Smith, American R&B/rock & roll pianist and songwriter

1944 – Angela Davis, American activist

1945 – Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (d. 1987)

1946 – Gene Siskel, American journalist and film critic (d. 1999)

1949 – Jonathan Carroll, American author

1949 – David Strathairn, American actor

1953 – Lucinda Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1955 – Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

1958 – Ellen DeGeneres, American comedian, actress, and talk show host

1961 – Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

On this day in history...

1837 – Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.

1838 – Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States

1934 – The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.

1980 – Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.

1992 – Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons.

1998 – Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.\