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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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