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KALW Almanac - April 5, 2019

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Happy Dandelion Day!

Today is the 95th day of the year. There are 270 days remaining in 2019.


Sunrise is at 6:49 AM today, sunset is at 7:36 PM. There will be 12 hours, 47 minutes of daylight

There is a new moon today.

Today’s first high tide was at 12:23 AM, the next high tide will be at 12:41 PM. Low tides today will be at 6:18 AM and 6:19 PM.

Today is:

Bell Bottoms Day

National Caramel Day

First Contact Day

National Dandelion Day

National Walk to Work Day

National Deep Dish Pizza Day

Read a Road Map Day

National Flash Drive Day

Student Government Day

Hospital Admitting Clerks Day

Some of today’s birthdays:
1588 Philosopher Thomas Hobbes

1856 Writer and historian Booker T Washington

1872 Microbiologist and chemist Samuel Cate Prescott

1900 Actor Spencer Tracy

1908 Actor Bette Davis

1916 Actor Gregory Peck

1917 Writer Robert Bloch

1926 Actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Roger Corman

1929 Songwriter and producer Joe Meek

1938 Artist Nancy Holt

1946 Musician Peter Case

1949 Engineer, pilot, and astronaut Judith Resnick

1954 Musician Stan Ridgeway

1975 Rapper and producer Juicy J

1981 Musician Marissa Nadler

1989 Actor Lily James

Today in History:

1792 – United States President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.

1879 – Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.

1900 – Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discover a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in a script they call Linear B.

1922 – The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.

1992 – Peace protesters Suada Dilberovic and Olga Sučić are killed on the Vrbanja Bridge in Sarajevo, becoming the first casualties of the Bosnian War.