324th day of 2012, 42 remaining
50% of the moon is visible, setting at 11:25pm, rising at 12:02pm
Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 11:13am/10:05pm
High Tides: 5:27am/4:50pm
Special Celebrations today:
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance A day to remember those who have lost their lives to hate-based violence
National Peanut butter fudge day
National Absurdity Day
Today is Name your PC Day
Universal Childrens Day is Today
National Clean the Cat Hair out of the Vacuum Cleaner Day
On this day in...
1789 - New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1959 - WABC Radio in New York City fired deejay Alan Freed after he was accused of accepting payola to play certain records.
1967 - The U.S. population reached 200 million.
1982 - Actress Drew Barrymore became the first 7 year-old to host Saturday Night Live.
1984 - Singer Michael Jackson became star # 1,793 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
If today's your birthday, you share it with:
Vice-President Joe Biden 70
Journalist Judy Woodruff 66
Actress Bo Derek 56
Marisa Ryan 38
Sean Young 53
Comedian Dick Smothers 73
Singer Joe Walsh 54
Tags: Daily Almanac/tides