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Almanac - Friday December 28, 2018

It's chocolate candy day!

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.


Today is:

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:

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.