KALW Almanac: Thu. Jan. 26, 2017
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
Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement
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.\