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Almanac - Wednesday 10/27/21

Peter Boothe
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Today is Wednesday, the 27th of October, 2021
October 27 is the 300th day of the year
65 days remain until the end of the year.
55 days until winter begins
The sun rises in San Francisco at 7:30:40 am
and the sun sets at 6:15:30 pm.
We will have 10 hours and 44 minutes of daylight today.
Solar noon will be at 12:53:05 pm.
The first high tide will be at 5:46 am at 4.39 feet
The first low tide will be at 10:13 am at 3.72 feet
The next high tide at 3:14 pm at 5 feet
and the final low tide Ocean Beach will be tonight at 10:48 pm at 0.53 feet.
The Moon is currently 63.2% visible
a Waning Gibbous moon
We’ll have the Last Quarter Moon tomorrow Thursday the 28th of October of 2021 at 1:05 pm
Today is…
American Beer Day
Boxer Shorts Day
Cranky Co-Workers Day
Lung Health Day
National Black Cat Day (UK)
National Mentoring Day (UK)
National Potato Day
Navy Day
Sylvia Plath Day
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
World Occupational Therapy Day
Today is also…
Černová Tragedy Day in Slovakia
Flag Day in Greece
Independence Day in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
celebrating the independence of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines from United Kingdom in 1979.
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
On this day in history….
1275 – Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.
1682Philadelphia is founded in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
1904 – The first underground New York City Subway line opens, later designated as the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line.
1936 – Mrs Wallis Simpson obtains her divorce, which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.
1954Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
1962 – By refusing to agree to the firing of a nuclear torpedo at a US warship, Vasily Arkhipov averts nuclear war.
1967 – Catholic priest Philip Berrigan and others of the 'Baltimore Four' protest the Vietnam War by pouring blood on Selective Service records.
1971 – The Democratic Republic of the Congo is renamed Zaire.
2014 – Britain withdraws from Afghanistan at the end of Operation Herrick, after 12 years four months and seven days.
2017Catalonia declares independence from Spain.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1782Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1840)
1811 – Isaac Singer, American actor and businessman, founded the Singer Corporation (d. 1875)
1858 – Theodore Roosevelt, American colonel and politician, 26th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
1914 – Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and playwright (d. 1953)
1917 – Oliver Tambo, South African lawyer and politician (d. 1993)
1922 – Ruby Dee, American actress and poet (d. 2014)
1923Roy Lichtenstein, American painter and sculptor (d. 1997)
1925Warren Christopher, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 63rd United States Secretary of State (d. 2011)
1926 – H. R. Haldeman, American businessman and diplomat, 4th White House Chief of Staff (d. 1993)
1931Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian physician, psychiatrist, and author (d. 2021)
1932 – Sylvia Plath, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (d. 1963)
1933Floyd Cramer, American singer and pianist (d. 1997)
1936Neil Sheehan, American journalist and author
1939John Cleese, English actor, comedian, screenwriter and producer
1940John Gotti, American mob boss (d. 2002)
1940 – Maxine Hong Kingston, American author and academic
1942Lee Greenwood, American singer-songwriter
1944J. A. Jance, American author and poet
1945 – Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazilian union leader and politician, 35th President of Brazil
1949Garry Tallent, American bass player and record producer
1950 – Fran Lebowitz, American author
1963 – Marla Maples, American model and actress
1978 – Vanessa-Mae, Singaporean-English violinist and skier