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Almanac - Friday 8-26-22

Today is Friday, August 26, 2022, the 238th day of the year; 127 days remain until the end of the year.

  • Sunrise: 6:07am
  • Sunset: 7:49pm
    …giving us 13 hours and 15 minutes of daylight.

The waning crescent moon is 0.3% illuminated.

  • Moonrise: 5:44am
  • Moonset: 6:58pm

San Francisco Bay Tides

  • High: 5:47am/5:40pm
  • Low: 12:47pm/11:38pm
    ...Water Temp in Aquatic Park – around 57 degrees

Today’s special holidays and celebrations:

  • National Dog Appreciation Day
  • National Toilet Paper Day
  • National WebMistress Day
  • Women's Equality Day
  • National Cherry Popsicle Day

On this day in…

55 B.C. - Britain was invaded by Roman forces under Julius Caesar.

1498 - Michelangelo was commissioned to make the "Pieta."

1896 - In the Philippines, and insurrection began against the Spanish government.

1920 - The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. The amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the voting booth.

1934 - Adolf Hitler demanded that France turn over their Saar region to Germany.

1945 - The Japanese were given surrender instructions on the U.S. battleship Missouri at the end of World War II.

1947 - Don Bankhead became the first black pitcher in major league baseball.

1957 - The first Edsel made by the Ford Motor Company rolled of the assembly line.

1973 - A U.S. Presidential Proclamation was declared that made August 26th Women's Equality Day.

1981 - The U.S. claimed that North Korea fired an antiaircraft missile at a U.S. Surveillance plane while it was over South Korea.

1990 - The 55 Americans at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait left Baghdad by car and headed for the Turkish border.

1991 - Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev promised that national elections would be held.

If today’s your birthday, you share it with…

  • Peggy Guggenheim 1898
  • Christopher Isherwood 1904
  • Albert Sabin 1906
  • Mother Teresa (Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu) 1910
  • Jim Davis 1915
  • Ben Bradlee 1921 - Editor at Washington Post
  • Geraldine Ferraro 1935
  • Valerie Simpson 1948 - Singer (Ashford and Simpson)
  • Michael Jeter 1952
  • Alex Trevino 1957
  • Branford Marsalis 1960 - Jazz saxophonist
  • Jimmy Olander (Diamond Rio) 1961
  • Melissa McCarthy 1970 - Actress ("Mike and Molly")
  • Macaulay Culkin 1980 - Actor ("Home Alone")
  • Chris Pine 1980 - Actor ("Star Trek")
  • Cassie 1986 - Singer
  • Keke Palmer 1993 - Actress
David Latulippe is host of On the Arts, KALW's weekly radio magazine of the performing arts, as well as for Explorations in Music, and the Berkeley Symphony broadcasts. He has also hosted and produced the radio series From the Conservatory, Music from Mills, and Music at Menlo, and is principal guest host for Revolutions Per Minute.