August 9, 2012
221 day 145 left in the year
Sunrise : 6:20am
50% of the moon is visible, setting at 8:02am, rising at 9:01pm
Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 11:06am
High Tides: 6:17am/5:36pm
Special Celebrations today:
National Hand Holding Day
Send as E-mail Greeting Day
National Rice Pudding Day
National Clean out the Kitchen cabinets Day
National Women's Day in South Africa
A Moment of Silence is observed today at Peace Memorial Park in Nagasaki, Japan where an American bomber dropped an atomic bomb on August 9, 1945
On this day in...
1790: The Columbia returned to Boston harbor after a three-year voyage, becoming the first ship to carry the American flag around the world.1
1944: The U.S. Forest Service created the character Smokey the Bear to plead for Americans to prevent forest fires.
1974: Gerald Ford became the first non-elected President of the U.S. after Richard Nixon resigned.
1995: While undergoing drug rehab, Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia died of a heart attack at age 53.
2002: Barry Bonds hit his 600th home run, becoming the fourth major leaguer to reach the mark.
If today's your birthday, you share it with:
Actress Melanie Griffith 55
Actress Gillian Anderdon 44
Actor Sam Elliott 68
Boxer Ken Norton 67
football's Deion Sanders 45
singer Whitney Houston would have been 49