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KALW Almanac ~ Tuesday May 9, 2017

Lost Sock Last seen in dryer by flickr user James Byrum

Today Tuesday, 9th of May of 2017 is the 129th day of the year. 
There are 236 days remaining until the end of the year. 
546 days until Congressional Elections Tuesday November 6, 2018 
1274 days the next Presidential Election, Tuesday November 3, 2020
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:04 am 
and sunset will be at 8:09 pm. 
We will have 14 hours and 5 minutes of sunlight.

The solar transit will be at 1:06 pm.

The first low tide was at 5:33 am 

and the next low tide at 5:19 pm. 

The first high tide will be at 12:13 pm 

and the next high tide at 11:42 pm.
The Moon is 98.1% illuminated, a Waxing Gibbous moon

Moon Direction: ↑ 253.72° WSW

Moon Altitude: 6.02°

Moon Distance: 250116 mi

Next Full Moon: May 10, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Next New Moon: May 25, 2017 at 12:44 pm

Next Moonset: Today at 5:45 am

Next Full Moon: tomorrow, Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Next New Moon: May 25, 2017 at 12:44 pm

Today is…

Childhood Depression Awareness Day
Also known as Green Ribbon Day

Hurray for Buttons Day

National Butterscotch Brownie Day

National Lost Sock Memorial Day

National Moscato Day

Tear the Tags Off the Mattress Day

Today is also….

Anniversary of Dianetics (Church of Scientology)

Commemoration of the end of the German occupation of the Channel Islands related observances:
Liberation Day, commemorating the end of the German occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II. (Guernsey and Jersey)

National Day (Alderney)

Europe Day, commemorating the Schuman Declaration. (European Union)

Victory Day observances, celebration of the Soviet Union victory over Nazi Germany (Soviet Union, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan)

Victory and Peace Day, marks the capture of Shusha (1992) in the Nagorno-Karabakh War, and the end of World War II. (Armenia)

Victory Day over Nazism in World War II (Ukraine)

and on this day in history...

1092 – Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated.
1662 – The figure who later became Mr. Punch made his first recorded appearance in England.

1887 – Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London.

1926 – Admiral Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole (later discovery of Byrd's diary appears to cast some doubt on the claim.)

1945 – World War II: Ratification in Berlin-Karlshorst of the German unconditional surrender of May 8 in Rheims, France, with the signatures of Marshal Georgy Zhukov for the Soviet Union, and for the Western Headquarters Sir Arthur Tedder, British Air Marshal and Eisenhower's deputy, and for the German side of Colonel-General Hans-Jürgen Stumpff as the representative of the Luftwaffe, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel as the Chief of Staff of OKW, and Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg as Commander-in-Chief of the 

1945 – World War II: The Channel Islands are liberated by the British after five years of German occupation.

1955 – Cold War: West Germany joins NATO.

1958 – Film: Vertigo has world premiere in San Francisco.

1974 – Watergate scandal: The United States House Committee on the Judiciary opens formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon.

2015 – Russia stages its biggest ever military parade in Moscow's Red Square to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory Day.

Happy Birthday To You!  You share this day with...

1800 – John Brown, American activist (d. 1859)

1860 – J. M. Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (d. 1937)

1882 – Henry J. Kaiser, American shipbuilder and businessman, founded Kaiser Shipyards (d. 1967)

1914 – Hank Snow, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)

1918 – Mike Wallace, American journalist, media personality and one-time game show host (d. 2012)

1921 – Daniel Berrigan, American priest, poet, and activist (d. 2016)

1924 – Bulat Okudzhava, Russian singer, poet, and author (d. 1997)

1936 – Albert Finney, English actor

1936 – Glenda Jackson, English actress and politician

1942 – John Ashcroft, American lawyer and politician, 79th United States Attorney General

1946 – Candice Bergen, American actress and producer

1949 – Billy Joel, American singer-songwriter and pianist