6:57am

Tue August 7, 2012
KALW Almanac

August 07, 2012

220th day of 2012, 145 remaining

Sunrise: 6:18am
Sunset: 8:12pm

69% of the moon is visible, setting at 12:04am, rising at 11:02pm

Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 9:27am/10:39pm
High Tides: 3:48am/4:10pm

Special Celebrations today:

Preposterous Packaging Day

National Marriage Equality Day

National Night Out is Tonight

Professional Speakers Day

On this day in...

1782:George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart

1914: Germany invaded France

1963: The first beach movie starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello opened nationwide

1976: Scientists in Pasadena California announced that the Viking 1 spacecraft had found strong indications of life on Mars

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If today's your birthday, you share it with:

Billie Burke (Glinda the Good Witch)

Carl Alfalfa Switzer (Our Gang)

Mata Haru

Louis Leaky

David Duchovney

Charlize Theron

Stan Fregerg

Garrison Keillor
 

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