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Almanac - Wednesday May 3, 2023

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Today is Wednesday May 3, 2023

It is the 123rd day of the year

242 days remain until the end of the year.

49 days until summer begins

The sun rose in San Francisco at 6:12:36 am

and sunset will be at 8:01:59 pm.

Today we have 13 hours and 49 minutes of sun.

The solar transit will be at 1:07:17 pm.

Water temperature in San Francisco Bay today is 58.6°F.

The first low tide was at 4:13 am at 0.47 feet

The first high tide will be later this morning at 10:21 am at 4.39 feet

The next low tide will be this afternoon at 3:54 pm at 1.37 feet

and the final high tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 10:10 pm at 5.63 feet

The Moon is currently 94.8% visible

Waxing Gibbous

We’ll have a Full Moon in 3 Days on Friday the 5th of May of 2023 at 10:34 am

We’ll also have a Pen-umbral Lunar Eclipse

Today is…

Garden Meditation Day

Great American Grump Out

National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day

National Chocolate Custard Day

National Lumpy Rug Day

National Raspberry Popover Day

National SAN Architect Day

National Specially-abled Pets Day

National Textiles Day

National Two Different Colored Shoes Day

Paranormal Day

Public Radio Day

Sun Day

Wordsmith Day

World Press Freedom Day

Today is also…

The Third of May 1808 is a painting by Francisco Goya

Constitution Memorial Day (Japan)

Constitution Day (Poland)

Finding of the Holy Cross-related observances:

Fiesta de las Cruces (Spain and Hispanic America)

International Sun Day

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

490K'an Joy Chitam I, ruler of Palenque (d. 565)

1469Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian historian and philosopher (d. 1527)

1481Juana de la Cruz Vázquez Gutiérrez, Spanish abbess of the Franciscan Third Order Regular (d. 1534)

1886Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (d. 1971)

1897William Joseph Browne, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Solicitor General of Canada (d. 1989)

1898Septima Poinsette Clark, American educator and activist (d. 1987)

1898 – Golda Meir, Ukrainian-Israeli educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1978) 1903Bing Crosby, American

singer and actor (d. 1977)

1906Mary Astor, American actress (d. 1987)

1910Norman Corwin, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2011)

1912Virgil Fox, American organist and composer (d. 1980)

1912 – May Sarton, American poet, novelist and memoirist (d. 1995)

1913William Inge, American playwright and novelist (d. 1973)

1919 – Pete Seeger, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist (d. 2014)

1920John Lewis, American pianist and composer (d. 2001)

1921Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (d. 1989)

1933James Brown, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2006)

1934 – Georges Moustaki, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1934 – Frankie Valli, American singer and actor

1938 – Napoleon XIV, American singer, songwriter and record producer

1951 – Christopher Cross, American singer-songwriter and producer

1954Angela Bofill, American singer-songwriter

...and on this day in history…

752 – Mayan king Bird Jaguar IV of Yaxchilan in modern-day Chiapas, Mexico, assumes the throne.

1715 – A total solar eclipse is visible across northern Europe and northern Asia, as predicted by Edmond Halley to within four

minutes accuracy

1802Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city after Congress abolishes the Board of Commissioners, the District's founding

government. The "City of Washington" is given a mayor-council form of government

1855 – American adventurer William Walker departs from San Francisco with about 60 men to conquer Nicaragua.

1913Raja Harishchandra, the first full-length Indian feature film, is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry.

1921Ireland is partitioned under British law by the Government of Ireland Act 1920, creating Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

1921 – West Virginia becomes the first state to legislate a broad sales tax, but does not implement it until a number of years later

due to enforcement issues.

1947 – New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.

1948 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Shelley v. Kraemer that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities are legally unenforceable.

1957Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.

1963 – The police force in Birmingham, Alabama switches tactics and responds with violent force to stop the "Birmingham campaign" protesters. Images of the violent suppression are transmitted worldwide, bringing new-found attention to the civil rights movement.

1978 – The first unsolicited bulk commercial email (which would later become known as "spam") is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.

1979Margaret Thatcher wins the United Kingdom general election.[8] The following day, she becomes the first female British Prime Minister.

2001 – The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.

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.