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Almanac - Tuesday 8-30-22

Today is Tuesday, August 30, 2022, the 242nd day of the year; 143 days remain until the end of the year.

  • Sunrise: 6:38am
  • Sunset: 7:41pm
    …giving us 13 hours and 6 minutes of daylight.

The waxing crescent moon is 12% illuminated.

  • Moonrise: 9:53am
  • Moonset: 9:37pm

San Francisco Bay Tides

  • High: 1:41am/2:30pm
  • Low: 7:43am/8:15pm
    ...Water Temp in Aquatic Park – around 57 degrees

Today’s special holidays and celebrations:

  • International Cabernet Sauvignon Day
  • International Day of The Victims of Enforced Disappearances
  • International Whale Shark Day
  • National Grief Awareness Day
  • National Holistic Pet Day
  • National Toasted Marshmallow Day

On this day in…

1146 - European leaders outlawed the crossbow, intending to end war for all times.

1645 - American Indians and the Dutch made a peace treaty at New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam later became known as New York.

1682 - William Penn sailed from England and later established the colony of Pennsylvania in America.

1780 - General Benedict Arnold secretly promised to surrender the West Point fort to the British army.

1862 - The Confederates defeated Union forces at the second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, VA.

1951 - The Philippines and the United States signed a defense pact.

1960 - A partial blockade was imposed on West Berlin by East Germany.

1963 - The "Hotline" between Moscow and Washington, DC, went into operation.

1965 - Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the first black justice to sit on the Supreme Court.

1983 - The space shuttle Challenger blasted off with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first black American to travel in space.

1984 - The space shuttle Discovery lifted off for the first time. On the voyage three communications satellites were deployed.

In addition to, perhaps…you, today’s birthday celebrants include or included…

  • Peter the Cruel 1384 (King of Spanish Castille, later the "Just")
  • Mary Shelley 1797 - Author
  • Maria Montessori 1870
  • Huey P. Long 1893
  • Raymond Massey 1896
  • Shirley Booth 1898
  • Fred MacMurray 1908
  • Joan Blondell 1912
  • Ted Williams 1918
  • Bill Daily 1928
  • John Phillips (Mamas and the Papas) 1935
  • Elizabeth Ashley 1939
  • Robert Crumb 1943
  • Jean-Claude Killy 1943
  • Peggy Lipton 1947
  • Timothy Bottoms 1951
  • Michael Chiklis 1963
  • Cameron Diaz 1972
  • Lisa Ling 1973
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.