6:53am

Mon August 6, 2012
KALW Almanac

August 6, 2012

219th day of 2012, 147 remaining

Sunrise: 6:18am
Sunset: 8:13pm

MoonRise: 10:31pm

Moonset: 11:06am

The Moon is waning Gibbous 79%

High Tide: 5:59am

Low Tide: 1:08pm

Special Celebrations today:

Today is National Fresh Breath Day

National Root Beer Float Day

Wiggle Your Toes Day

Picnic Day in Australia

National Pamper Yourself Day

Independence Day in Jamaica

On this day in...

1806: The Holy Roman Empire went out of existence as Francis I abdicated

1960: Chubby Checker did the "Twist" on American TV for the first time appearing on "American Bandstand"

1973: Stevie Wonder was seriously injured in an auto accident, remaining in a coma for four days.

1986: William J. Schroeder died after living 620 days with the Jarvik Seven artificial heart.

1994: Newlyweds Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presely made their first public appearance together.

2003: Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger used an appearance on NBC's "The tonight show" with Jay Leno" to announce his successful bid to replace California Governor Grey Davis.

2004: Legendary funk-rocker Rick James died in Los Angeles at age 56.

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

M. Night Shamalan

Solie Moon Frye

Geri Halliwell

Lucille Ball

Andy Warhol

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