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Mon October 21, 2013
KALW Almanac

Monday October 21, 2013

1959

  • 294th Day of 2013 / 71 Remaining
  • 61 Days Until The First Day of Winter
  • Sunrise:7:25
  • Sunset:6:23
  • 10 Hours 58 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:8:23pm
  • Moon Set:10:02am
  • Moon’s Phase: 92 %
  • The Last Full Moon
  • October 18 @ 4:37pm
  • Full Barley Moon
  • Full Hunter’s Moon

This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.

  • Tides
  • High:1:26am/12:24pm
  • Low:6:32am/7:16pm
  • Rainfall (measured July 1 – June 30)
  • Normal To Date:0.84
  • This Year:0.44
  • Last Year:0.03
  • Annual Seasonal Average:23.80
  • Holidays
  • National Mammography Day
  • National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
  • Simchat Torah-Judaism
  • Overseas Chinese Day-Taiwan
  • Army Day-Honduras
  • Revolution Day-Somalia
  • Naval Day-Egypt
  • National Apple Day-United Kingdom
  • On This Day In …
  • 1805 --- The Battle of Trafalgar was fought. Admiral Horatio Nelson led the English fleet to victory over Napoleon’s combined French and Spanish navies. This win ended any threat to England by Napoleon.
  • 1849 --- The tattooed Irishman, James F. O’Connell, was put on exhibition at the Franklin Theatre in New York. We imagine that a lot of folks came by just to needle him.
  • 1858 --- The Can-Can was performed for the first time in Paris.
  • 1879 --- Thomas Edison demonstrated the first commercially practical light bulb at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
  • 1892 --- Dedication cermonies were held for the World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago World's Fair), celebrating the 400th anniversary

    of Columbus arrival in the New World.  The Fair would not open to the public until May 1, 1893.

  • 1908 --- A "Saturday Evening Post" advertisement offered a chance to buy a two-sided record from Columbia.
  • 1921 --- President Warren G. Harding delivers a speech in Alabama in which he condemns lynchings—illegal hangings committed primarily by white supremacists against African Americans in the Deep South. Although his administration was much maligned for scandal and corruption, Harding was a progressive Republican politician who advocated full civil rights for African Americans and suffrage for women. He supported the Dyer Anti-lynching Bill in 1920. As a presidential candidate that year, he gained support for his views on women's suffrage, but faced intense opposition on civil rights for blacks. The 1920s was a period of intense racism in the American South, characterized by frequent lynchings. In fact, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) reported that, in 1920, lynching claimed, on average, the lives of two African Americans every week.
  • 1945 --- Women in France were allowed to vote for the first time.
  • 1959 --- The Guggenheim Museum was opened to the public in New York. The building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Mining tycoon Solomon R. Guggenheim began collecting art seriously when he retired in the 1930s. With the help of Hilla Rebay, a German baroness and artist, Guggenheim displayed his purchases for the first time in 1939 in a former car showroom in New York. Within a few years, the collection—including works by Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Marc Chagall—had outgrown the small space. In 1943, Rebay contacted architect Frank Lloyd Wright and asked him to take on the work of designing not just a museum, but a "temple of spirit," where people would learn to see art in a new way. 
  • 1961 --- Bob Dylan recorded "Bob Dylan," his first album. He was

    20 years old when he did the recording for Columbia Records. The cost to produce the session was $400.

  • 1964 --- The movie musical "My Fair Lady" made its world premier in New York.
  • 1967 --- In Washington, D.C. nearly 100,000 people gather to protest the American war effort in Vietnam. More than 50,000 of the protesters marched to the Pentagon to ask for an end to the

    conflict. The protest was the most dramatic sign of waning U.S. support for President Lyndon Johnson's war in Vietnam. Polls taken in the summer of 1967 revealed that, for the first time, American support for the war had fallen below 50 percent.

  • 1972 --- Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly movie soundtrack album started a four-week run at number one. The title song cracked the top-ten

    singles list in January 1973. Other tracks on the album: Little Child Runnin’ Wild, Pusherman, Freddie’s Dead, Junkie Chase, Give Me Your Love, Eddie You Should Know Better, No Thing on Me and Think.

  • 1973 --- Baseball manager Dick Williams turned in his last lineup card as skipper as the Oakland A’s won their second straight World

    Series. Bert Campaneris and Reggie Jackson each hit two-run homers as the A’s defeated the New York Mets 5-2 in game 7, and took the Series four games to three.

  • 1975 --- Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk hit a ball that struck the left field foul pole in Boston's Fenway Park for a home run, giving the Red Sox a 7-6 victory in 12 innings over the Cincinnati Reds in Game 6 of the World Series.
  • 1992 --- The erotic photograph book, "Sex," was released by Madonna. The first run of 500,000 copies sold out.
  • Birthdays
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Whitey Ford
  • Joyce Randolph
  • Manfred Mann
  • Steve Cropper
  • Elvin Bishop
  • Alfred Nobel
  • George Solti
  • Georgia Brown
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