- 269th Day of 2013 / 96 Remaining
- 86 Days Until The First Day of Winter
- 11 Hours 58 Minutes of Daylight
- Moon Rise:12:16am(Friday)
- Moon Set:1:52pm
- Moon’s Phase: Last Quarter
- The Next 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.
- Rainfall (measured July 1 – June 30)
- Normal To Date:0.17
- This Year:0.02
- Last Year:0.44
- Annual Seasonal Average:23.80
- Johnny Appleseed Day
- Family Day - A Day To Eat Dinner With Your Children
- World Maritime Day
- Revolution Day-Yemen
- On This Day In …
- 1580 --- English seaman Francis Drake returns to Plymouth, England, in the Golden Hind, becoming the first British navigator to sail the earth.
- 1789 --- Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State. John Jay was appointed the first chief justice of the U.S. Samuel Osgood was appointed the first Postmaster-General. Edmund Jennings Randolph was appointed the first Attorney General.
- 1892 --- The ‘March King’ was introduced to the general public. John
Philip Sousa and his band played the Liberty Bell March in Plainfield, New Jersey.
- 1908 --- Ed Reulbach of the Chicago Cubs became the first baseball
player to pitch both games of a doubleheader and win both with shutouts.
- 1908 --- In "The Saturday Evening Post" an ad for the Edison Phonograph appeared.
- 1957 --- “West Side Story”, composed by Leonard Bernstein, opens at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway. For the groundbreaking musical, Bernstein provided a propulsive and rhapsodic score that many celebrate as his greatest achievement as a composer. However, even without the triumph of “West Side Story”, Bernstein's place in musical history was firmly established. In addition to his work as a composer, the "Renaissance man of music" excelled as a conductor, a concert pianist, and a teacher who brought classical music to the masses. When it opened, “West Side Story” received a mixed critical response. Debuting one day after the forced integration of Central High School in Little Rock, the musical's story of racial conflict was discomfiting to some. “West Side Story” won just two Tony Awards, for choreography and set design, but made an impressive maiden run of 732 performances. In 1961, a film version starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer was an enormous hit, and took home 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The stage version of “West Side Story” was soon revived, and the musical is still performed today.
- 1960 --- For the first time in U.S. history, a debate between major party presidential candidates is shown on television. The presidential hopefuls, John F. Kennedy, a Democratic senator of Massachusetts, and Richard M. Nixon, the vice president of the United States, met in a Chicago studio to discuss U.S. domestic matters. Kennedy emerged the apparent winner from this first of four televised debates, partly owing to his greater ease before the
camera than Nixon, who, unlike Kennedy, seemed nervous and declined to wear makeup. Nixon fared better in the second and third debates, and on October 21 the candidates met to discuss foreign affairs in their fourth and final debate. Less than three weeks later, on November 8, Kennedy won 49.7 percent of the popular vote in one of the closest presidential elections in U.S. history, surpassing by a fraction the 49.6 percent received by his Republican opponent.
- 1962 --- “Come and listen to the story ’bout a man named Jed...” The Beverly Hillbillies aired on CBS-TV. U.S. audiences were enchanted with Jed, Ellie Mae, Granny, Jethro, Miss Jane and that banker feller. Enchanted, as in a trance, in fact, for 216 shows. Bluegrass stars Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs had the honor of composing and recording the theme song and hit record, “The Ballad of Jed Clampett”.
- 1964 --- Gilligan’s Island began its 98-show run on CBS. The TV show starred Bob Denver in the title role, Jim Backus as Mr. Howell, Natalie Schafer as Lovey Howell, Alan Hale as the Skipper, Russell Johnson as the Professor and Dawn Wells and Tina Louise as Mary Ann and Ginger, respectively.
- 1969 --- The Beatles walked the road toward a hit LP for the last time, as Abbey Road was released in London. The 13th and last
album for the ‘fab four’ zoomed quickly to the #1 spot on the charts and stayed there for 11 weeks. It was their 13th album in the U.K. It was also their last album together as a group.
- 1969 --- The Fillmore West opened in San Francisco.
- 1971 --- Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer wins his 20th game of the year, becoming the fourth Orioles pitcher to win 20 games in the 1971 season. This made the 1971 Orioles pitching staff the first since that of the 1920 Chicago White Sox to field four 20-game
winners. Palmer ended 1971 with 20-10 record and a 2.71 earned run average, while Dave McNally went 21-5 with a 2.89, Mike Cuellar went 20-9 with a 3.08 and Chuck Dobson finished 20-8 with a 2.90. After beating the A’s in the playoffs, the Orioles lost a heartbreaking seven-game World Series to the Pittsburgh Pirates, led by superstar Roberto Clemente
- 1990 --- The Motion Picture Association of America announced that it had created a new rating. The new NC17 rating was to keep moviegoers under the age of 17 from seeing certain films.
- 1996 --- Shannon Lucid returned to Earth after being in
space for 188 days. she set a time record for a U.S. astronaut in space and in the world for time spent by a woman in space.
- 2000 --- Slobodan Milosevic conceded that his challenger, Vojislav Kostunica, had finished first in Yugoslavia's presidential election. Milosevic declared a runoff, a move that prompted mass protests leading to his ouster.
- 2001 --- In Kabul, Afghanistan, the abandoned U.S. Embassy was stormed by protesters. It was the largest anti-Amercian protest since the terror attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, on September 11.
- Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman)
- T.S. Eliot
- George Gershwin
- Ivan Pavlov
- Winnie Mandela
- Serena Williams
- Gov Jan Brewer (Arizona)
- Bryan Ferry
- Mary Beth Hurt
- Christie Todd Whitman
- Lynn Anderson
- Cesar Rosas
- Linda Hamilton
- Melissa Sue Anderson
- Jack LaLanne
- Marty Robbins
- Donna Douglas
- George Chambers
- Craig Chaquico
- Jim Caviezel