Almanac - Thursday 4/12/18 | KALW

Almanac - Thursday 4/12/18

Apr 12, 2018

Thursday, 12th of April of 2018 is the 102nd day of the year.

There are 263 days remaining until the end of the year

70 days until summer begins...

208 days until mid-terms on Tuesday November 6, 2018

6 months and 25 days from today

936 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020

2 years 6 months and 22 days from today

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:38 am 

and sunset will be at 7:44 pm.

We will have 13 hours and 6 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:11 pm.

The first low tide was at 3:57 am 

The first high tide will be at 9:49 am 

The next low tide will be at 4:00 pm.

and the last high tide will roll in to the Golden Gate at 10:48 pm.

The Moon is 13.6 % visible, now a waxing crescent

We’ll have a New Moon on the15th of April of 2018 at 6:57 pm in 3 days

A First Quarter Moon on the 22th of April of 2018 at 2:46 pm in 10 days

Full Moon on the 29th of April of 2018 at 5:58 pm in 17 days

Last Quarter Moon on the 7th of May of 2018 at 7:09 pm in 25 days

Today is…

"Wear a Star" Day

Big Wind Day

Drop Everything and Read Day

International Day for Street Children

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

National Licorice Day

National Only Child Day

Support Teen Literature Day

Walk on Your Wild Side Day

It’s also…

1961 – The Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned orbital flight, Vostok 1.

Commemoration of first human in space by Yuri Gagarin:

Cosmonautics Day in Russia

International Day of Human Space Flight

Yuri's Night (International observance)

Halifax Day (North Carolina)

National Redemption Day (Liberia)

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

1883 – Imogen Cunningham, American photographer and educator (d. 1976)

1912 – Hound Dog Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)

1916 – Beverly Cleary, American author

1932 – Tiny Tim, American singer and ukulele player (d. 1996)

1937 – Dennis Banks, American author and activist

1940 – Herbie Hancock, American pianist, composer, and bandleader

1942 – Jacob Zuma, South African politician, 4th President of South Africa

1947 – Tom Clancy, American historian and author (d. 2013)

1947 – David Letterman, American comedian and talk show host

1950 – David Cassidy, American singer-songwriter

1957 – Vince Gill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1957 – Tama Janowitz, American novelist and short story writer

1964 – Amy Ray, American folk-rock singer-songwriter, musician, and music producer

1994 – Saoirse Ronan, American-born Irish actress

...also on this day in history...

1831 – Soldiers marching on the Broughton Suspension Bridge in Manchester, England cause it to collapse.

1861 – American Civil WarBattle of Fort Sumter. The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.

1955 – The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.