5:21am

Wed July 4, 2012
KALW Almanac

July 4, 2012

Sunrise: 5:53am
Sunset: 8:35pm

Tides at the Golden Gate
High:  1:46pm
Low:  6:34am, 6:29pm

99% of Moon visible, rising at 9:20pm

Holidays & Celebrations
Birthday of Queen Sonja - Norway
Day of Agwe - Haiti
Family Day - Lesotho
Fisherman's Day - Marshall Islands
Independence Day - US, Rwanda
King's Day - Tonga

Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

Significant Events of July 4:

1832 - The song "America" was sung in public for the first time at the Park Street Church in Boston, MA.

1895 - The song "America the Beautiful" was first published.

1942 - The Irving Berlin musical, "This is the Army", opened at New York’s Broadway Theatre.

1970 - Casey Kasem hosted radio’s "American Top 40" for the first time.

1976 - Elton John and Kiki Dee's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" was released.

1980 - The Beach Boys gave a free outdoor performance to an estimated 500,000 people in Washington.

1982 - Ozzy Osbourne married his manager, Sharon Arden.

1982 - Diana Ross began her first solo world tour at Giant Stadium in the Meadowlands.

1985 - In Philadelphia, PA, the Beach Boys were joined on stage by Mr. T on drums.

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804
Giuseppe Garibaldi 1807
Stephen Foster 1826
Calvin Coolidge (U.S.) 1872 - 30th President of the United States
Rube Goldberg 1883
Louis Armstrong 1900
George Murphy 1902
Mitch Miller 1911
Virginia Graham 1913
Ann Landers 1918
Abigail Van Buren 1918
Leona Helmsley 1920
Eva Marie Saint 1924
Neil Simon 1927
Gina Lollobrigida 1928
Al Davis 1929
George Steinbrenner 1930
Bill Withers 1938
Geraldo Rivera 1943
Al Wilson 1943
Jeremy Spencer 1948
Mark Slaughter 1964
William Goldsmith 1972

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