Daily Almanac

The Daily Almanac, brought to you by KALW's morning host Joe Burke.

August 25, 2016

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Today is Thursday August 25, 2016 The 238th day of 2016-- 128 left It is a leap year Sunrise this morning 6:35 a.m. set: 7:47 p.m. 13:12 hours of daylight Moonrise: 12:17 a.m. set: 2:35 p.m. SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS TODAY; Today is National Park Service Day, Second Hand Wardrobe Day, Natl. Bananna Split Day, Ntl Whiskey Sour Day , Kiss and Make up Day and Independence Day in Uruguay. This day in History: 1718 - Hundreds of colonists from France arrived in Louisiana. Some settled in present-day New Orleans. 1814 - The U.S.

August 19, 2016

Aug 19, 2016

Today is Friday August 19, 2016 The 232th day of 2016-- 134 left It is a leap year Sunrise this morning 6:29 a.m. set: 7:55 p.m. 13:24 hours of daylight Moonrise: 8:55 p.m. set: 7:53 a.m. SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS TODAY; Today is National Aviation Day, Ntl Mens Grooming Day, Ntl Hot and Spicy Food Day, Ntl Potato Day, World Humanitarian Day and Independence Day in Afghanistan. This day in History: 1812 - "Old Ironsides" (the USS Constitution) won a battle against the British frigate Guerriere east of Nova Scotia.

August 12, 2016

Aug 12, 2016

Today is Friday August 12, 2016 The 225th day of 2016-- 141 left It is a leap year Sunrise this morning 6:23 a.m. set: 8:05 p.m. 13:41 hours of daylight Moonrise: 3:35 p.m. set: 1:18 a.m. SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS TODAY; Today is Toasted Almond Bar Day, Juliene Fries Day, Kool-Aid Day, U.N. International Youth Day and Vinyl Record Day. This day in History: 1676 - "King Phillip's War" came to an end with the killing of Indian chief King Phillip. The war between the Indians and the Europeans lasted for two years.

July 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016

Today is Friday July 22, 2016 The 204th day of 2016-- 162 left It is a leap year Sunrise this morning 6:06 a.m. set: 8:26 p.m. 14:19 hours of daylight Moonrise: 10:19 p.m. set: 9:01 a.m. SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS TODAY; Today is Casual Pi Day. The mathematical constant p (pi) is special for a number of reasons. One of them is that there are at least two holidays dedicated to pi: Pi Day celebrated on March 14 and Pi Approximation Day observed on July 22. The number pi is the ratio of the circle's circumference to its diameter.

June 24, 2016

Jun 24, 2016

Today is Friday June 24, 2016 The 176th day of 2016-- 190 left It is a leap year Sunrise this morning 5:49 a.m. set: 8:35 p.m. 14:46 hours of daylight Moonrise: 11:40 p.m. set: 10:05 a.m. SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS TODAY; Today is National Praline Day,Take your dog to work Day, Macau Day in China, John's Day in Latvia and Celebrate th Senses Day This day in History: 1314 - Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce won over Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn in Scotland. 1340 - The English fleet defeated the French fleet at Sluys, off the Flemish coast.

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016

Today is Thursday May 26, 2016 The 147th day of 2016-- 219 left It is a leap year Sunrise this morning 5:51 a.m. set: 8:22 p.m. 14:31 hours of daylight Moonrise: previous day set: 2:02 a.m. SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS TODAY; Today is National Blueberry Cheescake Day, National Cherry Dessert Day, Independence Day in Georgia and Sorry Day in Australia. This day in History: 0017 - Germanicus of Rome celebrated his victory over the Germans. 1328 - William of Ockham was forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII.

National Arbor Day-KALW Almanac-4/29/2016

Apr 29, 2016

World Guide Dog Day-KALW Almanac-4/27/2016

Apr 27, 2016

Pretzel Day-KALW Almanac-4/26/2016

Apr 26, 2016

Zucchini Bread Day-KALW Almanac-4/25/2016

Apr 25, 2016

National Garlic Day-KALW Almanac-4/19/2016

Apr 19, 2016

National Pecan Day-KALW Almanac-4/14/2016

Apr 14, 2016

National Scrabble Day-KALW Almanac-4/13/2016

Apr 13, 2016

April Fools Day-KALW Almanac-4/1/2016

Apr 1, 2016

Cesar Chavez Day-KALW Almanac-3/31-2016

Mar 31, 2016

Vietnam Veterans Day-KALW Almanac-3/28/2016

Mar 29, 2016

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