Today is Tuesday, the 12th of October, 2021
October 12 is the 285th day of the year
80 days remain until the end of the year.
70 days until winter begins
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:15:58 am
and sunset will be at 6:35:00 pm.
Today we will have 11 hours and 19 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:55:29 pm.
The first high tide will be at 5:29 am at 4.69 feet
The first low tide will be at 10:04 am at 3.39 feet
The next high tide at 3:51 pm at 5.91 feet
and the final low tide tonight at Ocean Beach will be at 11:18 pm at minus zero point one-seven feet
It’s the First Quarter Moon today.
Ada Lovelace Day
Cookbook Launch Day
Headspace Day in Australia
International Face Your Fears Day
International Moment of Frustration Scream Day
National Gumbo Day
National Savings Day
Old Farmers Day
Own Business Day
Pulled Pork Day
World Arthritis Day
Today is also…
Día de la Hispanidad or Fiesta Nacional de España, also Armed Forces Day in Spain
Día de la Raza in Mexico, El Salvador, Uruguay
Día de la Resistencia Indígena, "Day of Indigenous Resistance" in Venezuela
Día de las Américas in Belize
Día de las Culturas, "Day of the Cultures" in Costa Rica
Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural, "Day of respect for cultural diversity in Argentina
Discovery Day in The Bahamas, and Colombia
Children's Day in Brazil
Feast for Life of Aleister Crowley, celebrated as "Crowleymas" in Thelema
Independence Day in Equatorial Guinea, celebrating the independence of Equatorial Guinea from Spain in 1968.
International Day Against DRM (digital rights management)
On this day in history…
1279 – The Nichiren Shōshū branch of Buddhism is founded in Japan.
1492 – Christopher Columbus's first expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas.
1773 – America's first insane asylum opens.
1792 – The first celebration of Columbus Day is held in New York City.
1799 – Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse becomes the first woman to jump from a balloon with a parachute.
1810 – The citizens of Munich hold the first Oktoberfest.
1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools.
1901 – President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to the White House.
1928 – An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Boston Children's Hospital.
1933 – The military Alcatraz Citadel becomes the civilian Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary.
1960 – Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a desk at the United Nations to protest a Philippine assertion.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1687 – Sylvius Leopold Weiss, German lute player and composer (d. 1750)
1866 – Ramsay MacDonald, Scottish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1937)
1872 – Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer and educator (d. 1958)
1875 – Aleister Crowley, English magician and author (d. 1947)
1921 – Art Clokey, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor, created Gumby (d. 2010)
1932 – Dick Gregory, American comedian, actor, and author (d. 2017)
1935 – Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor and actor (d. 2007)
1947 – Chris Wallace, American journalist
1949 – Carlos the Jackal, Venezuelan convicted of terrorism and murderer
1950 – Susan Anton, American actress and model
1955 – Jane Siberry, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
1962 – Deborah Foreman, American actress and photographer