6:35am

Wed August 8, 2012
KALW Almanac

August 08, 2012

221th day of 2012, 145 remaining

Sunrise: 6:19am
Sunset: 8:10pm

59% of the moon is visible, setting at 1:02pm, rising at 11:36pm

Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 10:13am/11:44pm
High Tides: 4:54am/1144pm

Special Celebrations today:

Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night

Happiness Happens Day

National Frozen Custard Day

Farmers Day in Tanzania

On this day in...

1923: Clarinetist Benny Goodman got his first professional job as a band leader on a Chicago excursion boat.  He was 14 years old.

1941: Joe DiMaggio, the Yankee Clipper, got a new nickname when Les Brown and his band of Renown recorded "Joltin' Joe DiMaggio"

1974: President Richard Nixon announced he would resign following new damaging revelations in the Watergate scandal.

1988: 39,012 fans attended the first night baseball game at Chicago's Wrigley Field

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

Actor Dustin Hoffman  75

Singer Mel Tillis 80

TV's Deborah Norville 54

Actress Connie Stevens 74

Swimmer-actress Esther Williams 91

Actor Keith Carradine 62

Actor Donny Most 60

Tennis Pro Roger Federer 32

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