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Almanac - Monday April 29, 2024

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Today is Monday, the 29th of April of 2024

April 29 is the 120th day of the year

246 days remain until the end of the year.

52 days until summer begins

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:15:12 am

and sunset will be at 7:59:55 pm.

Today we will have 13 hours and 44 minutes of daylight

The solar transit will be at 1:07:33 pm.

Water temperature in San Francisco Bay today is 60.8°F.

The first high tide was at 2:04 am at 5.5 feet

The first low tide will be at 9:36 am at -0.56 feet

The next high tide will be at 5:27 pm at 4.2 feet

and the final low tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 9:27 pm at 3.47 feet

The Moon is currently 71.1% visible

It’s a Waning Gibbous

We’ll have the Last Quarter Moon in 2 days on Wednesday the 1st of May of 2024 at 4:27 am

Today is….

International Dance Day

National Peace Rose Day

National Rugelach Day

National Shrimp Scampi Day

Viral Video Day

We Jump the World Day

World Wish Day

Zipper Day

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

Shōwa Day, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period, which is April 29 and May 3–5 in Japan

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

1863 – William Randolph Hearst, American publisher and politician, founded the Hearst Corporation (d. 1951)

1879Thomas Beecham, English conductor (d. 1961)

1895 – Malcolm Sargent, English organist, composer and conductor (d. 1967)

1899Duke Ellington, American pianist, composer and bandleader (d. 1974)

1901Hirohito, Japanese emperor (d. 1989)

1917 – Celeste Holm, American actress and singer (d. 2012)

1922 – Toots Thielemans, Belgian guitarist and harmonica player (d. 2016

1929 – Jeremy Thorpe, English lawyer and politician (d. 2014)

1931 – Lonnie Donegan, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)

1933 – Rod McKuen, American singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2015)

1933 – Willie Nelson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and actor

1935Otis Rush, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018)

1936Zubin Mehta, Indian conductor

1938 – Bernie Madoff, American businessman, financier and convicted felon (d. 2021)

1945 – Tammi Terrell, American soul singer-songwriter (d. 1970)

1947Tommy James, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer

1952 – Nora Dunn, American actress and comedian[155]

1952 – Bob McClure, American baseball player and coach[156]

1952 – Dave Valentin, American flautist (d. 2017)

1954 – Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian, actor and producer

1955Leslie Jordan, American actor, comedian, writer and singer (d. 2022)

1955 – Kate Mulgrew, American actress

1957Daniel Day-Lewis, British actor

1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress

1958 – Eve Plumb, American actress

1970 – Uma Thurman, American actress

1989Candace Owens, American political commentator and activist

….and on this day in history….

1826 – The galaxy Centaurus A or NGC 5128 is discovered by James Dunlop.

1910 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People's Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public.

1911Tsinghua University, one of mainland China's leading universities, is founded.

1916 – Easter Rising: After six days of fighting, Irish rebel leaders surrender to British forces in Dublin, bringing the Easter Rising to an end

1953 – The first U.S. experimental 3D television broadcast shows an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.

1967 – After refusing induction into the United States Army the previous day, Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.

1974Watergate scandal: United States President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings relating to the scandal.

1992Riots in Los Angeles begin, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 63 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.

1997 – The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons by its signatories.

2004 – The final Oldsmobile is built in Lansing, Michigan, ending 107 years of vehicle production.

2011 – The Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton takes place at Westminster Abbey in London.

2015 – A baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox sets the all-time low attendance mark for Major League Baseball. Zero fans were in attendance for the game, as the stadium was officially closed to the public due to the 2015 Baltimore protests.

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.