Today is Thursday, the 13th of January of 2022,
January 13 is the 13th day of the year
352 days remain until the end of the year
the sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:24:30 am
and sunset will be at 5:13:51 pm.
We will have 9 hours and 49 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:19:10 pm.
The first low tide will be at 1:04 am at 2.99 feet
The first high tide will be at 7:05 am at 6.03 feet
The next low tide at 2:34 pm at 0.04 feet
and the final high tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 9:35 pm at 4.47 feet
The Moon is 76.8% visible
It’s a Waxing Gibbous
We’ll have the Full Moon in 4 days on Monday the 17th of January of 2022 at 3:49 pm
Healthy Weight, Healthy Look Day
Korean American Day
Make Your Dream Come True Day
National Peach Melba Day
National Rubber Ducky Day
National Sticker Day
Public Radio Broadcasting Day
Stephen Foster Memorial Day
Today is also…
Constitution Day in Mongolia
Democracy Day in Cape Verde
Liberation Day in Togo
Old New Year's Eve in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Republic of Srpska, North Macedonia
Malanka in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus
Sidereal winter solstice's eve celebrations in South and Southeast Asian cultures
the last day of the six-month Dakshinayana period
Bhogi in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
Lohri in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh
Uruka in Assam
Yennayer among the Berber people
On this day in history…
1822 – The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
1888 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
1898 – Émile Zola's J'accuse…! exposes the Dreyfus affair.
1910 – The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the operas Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
1942 – Henry Ford patents a soybean car, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
1966 – Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member when he is appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
1968 – Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom State Prison.
1990 – Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office as Governor of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.
1993 – The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is signed.
2018 – A false emergency alert warning of an impending missile strike in Hawaii causes widespread panic in the state.
2021 – Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump is impeached for a second time on a charge of incitement of insurrection following the storming of the Capitol one week prior.
1832 – Horatio Alger, Jr., American novelist and journalist (d. 1899)
…and if today is your birthday Happy Birthday to you! You share this special day with…
1886 – Sophie Tucker, Russian-born American singer and actress (d. 1966)
1900 – Gertrude Mary Cox, American mathematician (d. 1978)
1905 – Kay Francis, American actress (d. 1968)
1925 – Gwen Verdon, American actress and dancer (d. 2000)
1926 – Carolyn Gold Heilbrun, American author and academic (d. 2003)
1926 – Melba Liston, American trombonist and composer (d. 1999)
1927 – Brock Adams, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th United States Secretary of Transportation (d. 2004)
1927 – Liz Anderson, American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
1929 – Joe Pass, American guitarist and composer (d. 1994)
1930 – Frances Sternhagen, American actress
1931 – Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor, comedian, director, game show panelist, and television personality (d. 2007)
1931 – Rip Taylor, American actor and comedian (d. 2019)
1940 – Edmund White, American novelist, memoirist, and essayist
1949 – Brandon Tartikoff, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1997)
1953 – Silvana Gallardo, American actress and producer (d. 2012)
1955 – Anne Pringle, English diplomat, British Ambassador to Russia
1957 – Claudia Emerson, American poet and academic (d. 2014)
1957 – Mary Glindon, English lawyer and politician
1961 – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, American actress, comedian, and producer
1964 – Penelope Ann Miller, American actress
1970 – Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (d. 2004)
1970 – Shonda Rhimes, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
1975 – Andrew Yang, American entrepreneur, founder of Venture for America, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate
1977 – Orlando Bloom, English actor
1981 – Reggie Brown, American football player