Almanac – Tuesday 8/1/17 | KALW – KALW

Tuesday, 1st of August of 2017 is the 213th day of the year…

There are 152 days remaining until the end of the year.

There are 462 days until Mid-Term Elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018 (1 year 3 months and 5 days from today)

and there are 1190 days until Presidential Elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020 (3 years 3 months and 2 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:14 am

and the sun will set at 8:18 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 4 minutes of daylight today.

The solar transit will be at 1:16 pm.

The first low tide will be at 2:04 am

and the next low tide at 1:31 pm.

The first high tide will be at 8:55 am

and the next high tide at 7:56 pm.

The Moon is currently 67.8% illuminated; a Waxing Gibbous moon

Moon Direction: 287.31 WNW

Moon Altitude: -44.98

Moon Distance: 251132 mi

Next Full Moon: Aug 7, 2017 at 11:10 am

Next New Moon: Aug 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

Next Moonrise: Today at 3:36 pm

Today is…

Homemade Pie Day

Lammas, a festival to mark the annual wheat harvest in England

Lughnasadh (Lunasa) the harvest festival in Ireland and the Celtic diaspora

National Girlfriends Day

National Minority Donor Awareness Day

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

Play Ball Day

Respect for Parents Day

Rounds Resounding Day

Spiderman Day

Woman Astronomers Day

World Wide Web Day

Yorkshire Day

Today is also…

Armed Forces Day in Lebanon

Armed Forces Day in China, the Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Liberation Army in the People’s Republic of China

Azerbaijani Language and Alphabet Day

Celebration of the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 which ended the slavery in the British Empire, generally celebrated as a part of Carnival, as the Caribbean Carnival takes place at this time (British West Indies):

Caribana, the first Weekend of August. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Emancipation Day (Anguilla, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands) (Barbados, Bermuda, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago)

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

1770 William Clark, American soldier, explorer, and politician, 4th Governor of Missouri Territory (d. 1838)

1779 Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author, and poet (d. 1843)

1819 Herman Melville, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (d. 1891)

1843 Robert Todd Lincoln, American lawyer and politician, 35th United States Secretary of War (d. 1926)

1874 Charles Spaulding, the insurance man who built one of America’s largest black-owned businesses, was born.

1931 Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1932 Meir Kahane, American-Israeli rabbi and activist, founded the Jewish Defense League (d. 1990)

1933 Dom DeLuise, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2009)

1936 Yves Saint Laurent, Algerian-French fashion designer, co-founded Yves Saint Laurent (d. 2008)

1941 Ron Brown, American captain and politician, 30th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1996)

1942 Jerry Garcia, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)

1949 Jim Carroll, American poet and author (d. 2009)

1953 Robert Cray, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist

1963 Coolio, American rapper, producer, and actor

1978 Dhani Harrison, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

On this day in history…

1774 British scientist Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen gas, corroborating the prior discovery of this element by German-Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele.

1790 The first U.S. census was completed, showing a population of nearly 4 million people.

1834 Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force.

1893 – Henry Perky patents shredded wheat

1911 Harriet Quimby takes her pilot’s test and becomes the first U.S. woman to earn an Aero Club of America aviator’s certificate.

1927 The Nanchang Uprising marks the first significant battle in the Chinese Civil War between the Kuomintang and Chinese Communist Party. This day is commemorated as the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army.

1944 World War II: The Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi German occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland.

1957 The United States and Canada form the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

1960 Dahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.

1960 Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.

1961 U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara orders the creation of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the nation’s first centralized military espionage organization.

1964 The former Belgian Congo is renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

1966 Charles Whitman kills 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.

1966 Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.

1980 Vigds Finnbogadttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the world’s first democratically elected female head of state.

1981 MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.

1988 Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh began broadcasting his nationally syndicated radio program.

1995 Westinghouse Electric Corp. struck a deal to buy CBS for $5.4 billion.

2007 The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.

2011 The U.S. House of Representatives passed, 269-161, emergency legislation to avert the nation’s first-ever financial default.

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