© 2023 KALW 91.7 FM Bay Area
KALW Public Media / 91.7 FM Bay Area
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Almanac - Wednesday April 20, 2022

In-N-Out Cheese Fries
April 20th is National Cheddar Fries Day!
Willis Lam
Flickr Creative Commons
In-N-Out Cheese Fries April 20th is National Cheddar Fries Day!

1972Carmen Electra, American model and actress

Today is Wednesday, the 20th of April, 2022

April 20 is the 110th day of the year

255 days remain until the end of the year.

62 days until summer begins

The sun rose earlier this morning at 6:27:10 am

and the sun sets this evening at 7:51:09 pm.

We will have 13 hours and 23 minutes of daylight

Solar noon will be at 1:09:09 pm

The first high tide will be at 1:15 am at 6.26 feet

The first low tide will be at 8:24 am at -1.07 feet

The next high tide at 3:38 pm at 4.45 feet

and the final low tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 8:05 pm at 2.95 feet

The Moon is currently 82.3% visible

Waning Gibbous

We’ll have the Last Quarter Moon in 3 days on Saturday the 23th of April of 2022 at 4:56 am

Today is

Lima Bean Respect Day

National Banana Day

National Cheddar Fries Day

National Look Alike Day

National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day

Volunteer Recognition Day

Today is also…

420 in cannabis culture

United Nations  Chinese Language Day

1862– Freedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (later New York City).

1862Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard complete the experiment disproving the theory of spontaneous generation.

1914 – Nineteen men, women, and children participating in a strike are killed in the Ludlow Massacre during the Colorado Coalfield War.

1918Manfred von Richthofen, a.k.a. The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.

1999Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.

2010 – The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last six months.

1893Harold Lloyd, American actor, comedian, and producer (d. 1971)

1893 – Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1983)

1908Lionel Hampton, American vibraphone player, pianist, bandleader, and actor (d. 2002)

1920 – John Paul Stevens, American lawyer and jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (d. 2019)

1923 – Tito Puente, American drummer and producer (d. 2000)

1937 – George Takei, American actor

1941Ryan O'Neal, American actor

1943 – Edie Sedgwick, American model and actress (d. 1971)

1945Michael Brandon, American actor and director

1949 – Jessica Lange, American actress

1951Luther Vandross, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)

1964 – Andy Serkis, English actor and director

1970Avishai Cohen, Israeli singer-songwriter and bassist