6:58am

Mon January 2, 2012
KALW ALMANAC

Monday January 2, 2012

 

2nd Day of 2012 / 364 Remaining
78 Days Until Spring Begins
Sunrise:7:25
Sunset:5:03
9 Hours 32 Minutes

Moon Rise: 12:19pm
Moon Set:1:27am
Moon’s Phase: 65 %

Tides
High Tide:5:09am/6:53pm
Low Tide:12:32pm/11:34pm

Holidays
Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
National Motivation and Inspiration Day
National Cream Puff Day
No-Fault Divorce Day
National Run It Up the Flag Pole and See If Anybody Salutes It Day.
National Motivation and Inspiration Day
National Thank God It's Monday Day
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Day
National Buffet Day
Ratification Day-Georgia

Ancestors' Day-Haiti
Kakizome-Japan
2nd New Years Day-Russia
Bridge Day-NewCaledonia
Labor Day-Ukraine
Kaapse Klopse-South Africa

On This Day In
1788 --- One peach of a state, Georgia, became the 4th state to enter the United States
of America. Nicknamed the Peach State for obvious reasons, Georgia is also referred to as
the Empire State of the South. First explored by the Spanish, but named after King George
II of England, Georgia became the stronghold of the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Atlanta, its capital and largest city has been the center of commerce, communication,
politics and transportation for the Southeastern region of the U.S. Like the rest of the
50 states, Georgia has a state bird: the brown thrasher; a state flower: for some reason
it's not the peach blossom, but the Cherokee rose; a state tree: the live oak; a state
song: Georgia on My Mind; and an official state motto: Wisdom, Justice and Moderation.

1872 --- Brigham Young, the 71-year-old leader of the Mormon Church, was arrested on a
charge of bigamy. He had 25 wives.

1910 --- The first junior high school in the United States opened. McKinley School in
Berkeley, CA, housed seventh and eighth grade students. In a separate building students
were housed who attended grades 9-12.

1936 --- Burma Shave erected roadside signs throughout the U.S. promising, "Free! Free! A
Trip to Mars For 900 Empty Jars." Arliss French collected 900 jars and demanded the free
trip. He finally settled when Burma Shave supplied a space suit and flew him to Mars
(Moers), Germany, a small town near Dusseldorf.

1941 --- The Andrews Sisters recorded Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy on Decca Records. LaVerne,
Maxene and Patty Andrews recorded in Los Angeles and the song was heard in the movie,
Buck Privates, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.

1971 --- The first no-fault divorce law became effective in California

1974 --- U.S. President Richard M. Nixon signed a bill requiring states to lower the
maximum speed limit to 55 MPH. The law was meant to conserve gasoline supplies during an
embargo imposed by Arab oil-producing countries. The embargo was lifted on March 13,
1974, but the speed limit lid stayed on until 1987

1975 --- Working with Canadian zoologist Freud Urquhart, amateur naturalist Kenneth C.
Brugger discovered the winter home of the Monarch butterfly in the mountains of central
Mexico. The refuge he found was only about 200 square meters and contained about 20
million butterflies.

1993 --- New York police revealed that a "thriving" gun rental business had been
operating in a Brooklyn housing project. Rental price for a 9mm pistol was $20.00 a
night, or $100 if the gun was used to shoot someone.

Birthdays
Cuba Gooding Jr
Tia Carrere
Kate Bosworth
Taye Diggs
Isaac Asimov
Sally Rand
Nathaniel Bacon
Julius DeRosa
Jim Bakker

 

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