Almanac - Friday December 28, 2018
KALW Almanac for December 28, 2018
Today is the 362nd day of the year, there are 3 days remaining in 2018.
Sunrise today is at 7:24 AM and sunset is at 4:58 PM, there will be nine hours and 33 minutes of daylight.
The moon will rise today at noon, it is 59.4% Illuminated today, a waning gibbous moon. The third quarter moon is tomorrow, and the new moon will be on January 5.
The first high tide today was at 4:33 AM, the next high tide will be at 3:56 PM. Today’s low tides will be at 10:15 AM and 10:11 PM.
National Chocolate Candy Day
Call a Friend Day
National Card Playing Day
Pledge of Allegiance Day
If today is your birthday, happy birthday to you! You share this birthday with:
Eliza Lucas, who developed indigo as a cash crop
Thomas Henderson, Scottish astronomer and mathematician
Woodrow Wilson, American historian and politician, 28th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate
Arthur Eddington, English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician
Lili Elbe, Danish model and painter
Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish-American meteorologist and academic
Earl Hines, American pianist and bandleader
Lew Ayres, American actor
Billy Williams, American singer
Johnny Otis, American singer-songwriter and producer
Stan Lee, American publisher, producer, and actor
Moe Koffman, Canadian flute player, saxophonist, and composer
Maggie Smith, English actress
Michelle Urry, American journalist and illustrator
Sandra Faber, American astronomer and academic
Edgar Winter, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
Ziggy Modeliste, American drummer (the Meters)
Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
Clifford Cocks, English mathematician and cryptographer
Rainer Maria Latzke, German-American painter and academic
Martha Wash, American singer-songwriter
Gayle King, American television journalist
Denzel Washington, American actor, director, and producer
Stephen Frost, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
Chris Ware, American illustrator
Seth Meyers, American actor, producer, screenwriter, and talk show host
John Legend, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor
A few things that happened today in history:
1836 – Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico
1846 – Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.
1912 – The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco.
1967 – Muriel Siebert becomes the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.
1973 – The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.