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Almanac - Tuesday October 4, 2022

Cinnamon Roll from Happy Vegan Baker
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Cinnamon Roll from Happy Vegan Baker

Today is Tuesday, the 4th of October of 2022,

October 4 is the 277th day of the year

88 days remain until the end of the year.

78 days until winter begins

the sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:08:24 am

and sunset will be at 6:47:01 pm.

We will have 11 hours and 38 minutes of daylight today

The solar transit will be at 12:57:42 pm.

The first low tide will be at 12:43 am at -0.13 feet

The first high tide will be at 8:07 am at 4.87 feet

The next low tide at 1:00 pm at 3.19 feet

and the final high tide at Ocean Beach this evening will be 6:32 pm at 5.82 feet

The Water temperature in San Francisco Bay today should be 65.8 degrees

The Moon is currently 67.6% visible

It’s a Waxing Gibbous Moon

We’ll have the Full Moon in 5 days on Sunday the 9th of October of 2022 at 1:55 pm

The October full moon is called the Full Hunter’s Moon (or Harvest Moon)

This is the month when the game is fattened up for winter. Now is the time for hunting and laying in a store of provisions for the long months ahead.

The October Full Moon can also be called the:

Drying Rice Moon

Falling Leaves Moon

Freezing Moon

Ice Moon

Migrating Moon

Today is…

Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day

Cinnamon Roll Day


Improve Your Office Day

International Toot Your Flute Day

National Fruit at Work Day

National Golf Day

National Ships-in-Bottles Day

National Taco Day

National Vodka Day

Ten-Four Day

World Animal Day

Today is also…

Day of Peace and Reconciliation in Mozambique

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Lesotho from the United Kingdom in 1966.

The beginning of World Space Week

On this day in history…

1582 – The Gregorian Calendar is introduced by Pope Gregory XIII.

1824 – Mexico adopts a new constitution and becomes a federal republic.

1941 – Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.

1957Sputnik 1 becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.

1958 – The current constitution of France is adopted.

1985 – The Free Software Foundation is founded.

1991 – The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.

2004SpaceShipOne wins the Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight.

2006WikiLeaks is launched.

2021Bubba Wallace becomes the first African-American Driver in the modern era of NASCAR to win a major race

…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…

1822Rutherford B. Hayes, American general, lawyer, and politician, 19th President of the United States (d. 1893)

1861 – Frederic Remington, American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 1909)

1880Damon Runyon, American newspaperman and short story writer. (d. 1946)

1895Buster Keaton, American film actor, director, and producer (d. 1966)

1916 – Jan Murray, American comedian, actor, and game show host (d. 2006)

1917Violeta Parra, Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1967)

1923Charlton Heston, American actor, director and gun rights activist (d. 2008)

1928Alvin Toffler, German-American journalist and author (d. 2016)

1937Jackie Collins, English-American author and actress (d. 2015)

1941Roy Blount Jr., American humorist and journalist

1941 – Anne Rice, American author (d. 2021)

1942Bernice Johnson Reagon, American singer-songwriter

1943H. Rap Brown, American activist

1946 – Michael Mullen, American admiral

1946 – Susan Sarandon, American actress and activist

1948 – Duke Robillard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Kevin Vance created a program of folk music for KALW, A Patchwork Quilt, in October 1991. He grew up in Berkeley during the 1960s and '70s and spent his years learning in public schools, community colleges, bookstores, libraries, and non-commercial radio stations, as well as from the people around him. When he's not on the radio, then he's selling books, taking care of his family, listening to music, entering stuff into a computer, or taking a class.