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Mon September 3, 2012
KALW Almanac

Monday, September 4, 2012

247th day of 2012, 119 remaining

Sunrise:  6:42pm  ~ Sunset: 7:35pm

Moonset:  9:51am ~ Moonrise: 9:03pm

Tides at the Golden Gate ~  High: 1:53am/2:04pm  Low: 7:33am/8:11pm

Today's Special Celebrations:

  • Labor Day - US
  • National Flag Day - Australia
  • Foundation of the Republic Day - San Marino
  • Independence Day - Qatar
  • Independence Movement Day - Tunisia
  • National Welsh Rarebit Day
  • St. Gregory the Great, patron of educators, musicians and stone masons, is celebrated

On this day in...

  • 1189 - England's King Richard I was crowned in Westminster.
  • 1783 - The Revolutionary War between the U.S. and Great Britain ended with the Treaty of Paris.
  • 1833 - The first successful penny newspaper in the U.S., "The New York Sun," was launched by Benjamin H. Day.
  • 1838 - Frederick Douglass boarded a train in Maryland on his way to freedom from being a slave.
  • 1895 - The first professional football game was played in Latrobe, PA. The Latrobe YMCA defeated the Jeannette Athletic Club 12-0.
  • 1935 - Sir Malcolm Campbell became the first person to drive an automobile over 300 miles an hour. He reached 304.331 MPH on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
  • 1939 - British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in a radio broadcast, announced that Britain and France had declared war on Germany. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.
  • 1943 - Italy was invaded by the Allied forces during World War II.
  • 1951 - "Search for Tomorrow" debuted on CBS-TV.
  • 1954 - "The Lone Ranger" was heard on radio for the final time after 2,956 episodes over a period of 21 years.
  • 1966 - The television series "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" ended after 14 years.
  • 1967 - The TV game show "What's My Line?" broadcast its final episode. The show aired over 17 years on CBS.
  • 1967 - Nguyen Van Thieu was elected president of South Vietnam under a new constitution.
  • 1967 - In Sweden, motorists stopped driving on the left side of the road and began driving on the right side.
  • 1976 - The U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the planet's surface.
  • 1981 - David Brinkley left NBC News after 38 years to join with ABC.
  • 1981 - Egypt arrested more than 1,500 opponents of the government.
  • 1984 - Bruce Sutter (St. Louis Cardinals) set a National League record by earning his 38th save of the season.
  • 1986 - Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler of the Netherlands agreed to merge and form the world’s largest accounting firm.
  • 1989 - The U.S. began shipping military aircraft and weapons, worth $65 million, to Columbia in its fight against drug lords.
  • 1994 - Russia and China announced that they would no longer be targeting nuclear missiles or using force against each other.

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

  • Nicolo Amati 1596
  • Ferdinand Porsche 1875
  • Alan Ladd 1913
  • Tom Glazer 1914
  • Kitty Carlisle-Hart 1914
  • Helen Wagner 1918
  • Mort Walker 1923
  • Hank Thompson 1925
  • Irene Papas 1926
  • Bill Fleming 1926
  • Anne Jackson 1926
  • Hugh Sidney 1927
  • Tompall Glaser 1933
  • Freddie King 1934
  • Richard Castellano 1934
  • Eileen Brennan 1935
  • Pauline Collins 1940
  • Al Jardine (Beach Boys) 1942
  • Valerie Perrine 1943
  • Dave Eichelberger 1943
  • Gary Leeds (The Walker Brothers) 1944
  • George Biondo (Steppenwolf) 1945
  • Donald Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad) 1948
  • Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) 1955
  • Charlie Sheen 1965
  • Costas Mandylor 1965
  • Todd Lewis (The Toadies) 1965
  • Jennifer Paige 1973 
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