Today is Friday October 18, 2013
291st day of 2013, 74 remaining
Sunset: 6:27pm 11:05 hours of daylight
Tonight is a Full Hunters Moon with a lunar eclipse beginning at 5:48 p.m.
Special Celebrations today:
Today is National Seafood Bisque Day
This is National Pickled Peppers Week.
This is National Apple, Carmel, Chili and Pork Month.
On this day in...
1892: The first long-distance telephone line was opened.
1898: The American flag was raised in Puerto Rico.
1943: The first broadcast of "Perry Mason" was presented on radio. The show went to TV in 1957.
1989: The space shuttle Atlantis was launched on a mission including the deployment of the Galileo space probe.
If today's your birthday, you share it with:
John Claud Van Damme
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