Daily Almanac

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

December 31, 2015

Dec 31, 2015

Today is Thursday December 31th Last day of 2015 Sunrise this morning 7:24 a.m. set: 5:01 p.m. 9:36 hours of daylight Moon rises at 11:30p.m. set 11:416a.m. SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS TODAY; National Champagne Day, New Years Eve and Unlucky Day This day in History: .1687 - The first Huguenots set sail from France for the Cape of Good Hope, where they would later create the South African wine industry with the vines they took with them on the voyage. 1695 - The window tax was imposed in Britain, which resulted in many windows being bricked up.

December 30, 2015

Dec 30, 2015

Today is Wednesday December 30th There are only 2 days until the end of 2015 Sunrise this morning 7:24 a.m. set: 5:00 p.m. Moon rises at 10:34p.m. set 10:45 a.m. SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS TODAY; National Bicarbonate of Soda Day This day in History: 1460 - At the Battle of Wakefield, in England's Wars of the Roses, the Duke of York was defeated and killed by the Lancastrians. 1853 - The United States bought about 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico in a deal known as the Gadsden Purchase.

Chocolate Candy Day-KALW Almanac-12/28/2015

Dec 28, 2015

December 25, 2015

Dec 25, 2015

Today is Friday December 25th Christmas Day There are only 7 days until the end of 2015 Sunrise this morning 7:23 a.m. set: 4:56 p.m. Moon rises at 4:56p.m. set 7:18 a.m. and the full cold moon begins at 6:11 a.m. SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS TODAY; Christmas Day, National Pumpkin Pie Day This day in History: 0800 - Charlemagne was crowned first Holy Roman Emperor in Rome by Pope Leo III. 1066 - William the Conqueror was crowned king of England. 1223 - St. Francis of Assisi assembled one of the first Nativity scenes, in Greccio, Italy. 1776 - Gen.

December 24, 2015

Dec 24, 2015

Today is Thursday December 24th Christmas eve There are only 8 days until the end of 2015 Sunrise this morning 7:20 a.m. set: 4:54 p.m. 9 hrs 34 mins of daylight Moon rises at 4:44p.m. set 6:17 a.m. SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS TODAY;Christmas Eve, National Egg Nog Day This day in History: 1814 - The War of 1812 between the U.S. and Britain was ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in Belgium. 1818 - Franz Gruber of Oberndorf, Germany composed the music for "Silent Night" to words written by Josef Mohr.

Cookie Exchange Day-KALW Almanac-12/22/2015

Dec 22, 2015

World Monkey Day-KALW Almanac-12/14/2015

Dec 14, 2015

National Brownie Day-KALW Almanac-12/08/2015

Dec 8, 2015

National Cookies Day-KALW Almanac-12/04/2015

Dec 4, 2015

National Pie Day-KALW Almanac-12/01/2015

Dec 1, 2015

National Mousse Day-KALW Almanac-11/30/2015

Nov 30, 2015

  • 334th Day of 2015 31 Remaining
  • Winter Begins in 21 Days
  • Sunrise: 7:05
  • Sunset: 4:51
  • 9 Hours 47 Minutes
  • Moon Rise: 9:58pm
  • Moon Set: 11:02am
  • Phase: Days 75% 19 Days
  • Next Full Moon November 25 @ 2:44pm
  • This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.

November 27, 2015

Nov 27, 2015

Today is Friday November 27, 2015 331 day of 2015, 34 remaining Sunrise: 7:03 a.m. Sunset: 4:52p.m. 9 hours and 48 minutes of daylight today Moonrise 7:02 p.m. Moonset: 8:37 a.m. Special Celebrations today: Today is Bavarian Cream Pie Day, Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day, Pins and Needles Day as well as You're Welcome Day. On This Day In: 1684 - Japan's shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa was born. 1701 - Anders Celsius was born in Sweden. He was the inventor of the Celsius thermometer. 1779 - The College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania.

November 26, 2015

Nov 26, 2015

Today is Thursday November 26, 2015 330 day of 2015, 35 remaining Sunrise: 7:02 a.m. Sunset: 4:52p.m. 9 hours and 50 minutes of daylight today Moonrise 6:06 p.m. Moonset: 7:36 a.m. Special Celebrations today: Today is Thanksgiving Day, National Cake Day ( Have you heard about the Pumple Cake) and Shopping Reminder Day. On This Day In: . 1716 - The first lion to be exhibited in America went on display in Boston, MA. 1731 - English poet William Cowper was born. He is best known for "The Poplar Trees" and "The Task." 1789 - U.S.

National Parfait Day-KALW Almanac-11/25/2015

Nov 25, 2015

National Sardines Day-KALW Almanac-11/24/2015

Nov 24, 2015

National Espresso Day-KALW Almanac-11/23/2015

Nov 23, 2015

National Vichyssoise Day-KALW Almanac-11/18/2015

Nov 18, 2015

  • 322nd Day of 2015 43 Remaining

National Baklava Day-KALW Almanac-11/17/15

Nov 17, 2015

  • 321st Day of 2015 44 Remaining
  • Winter Begins in 34 Days
  • Sunrise:6:52
  • Sunset:4:56
  • 10 Hours 4 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:1:44am
  • Moon Set:10:36pm
  • Phase:33% 6 Days
  • Next Full Moon November 25 @ 2:44pm
  • This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.

National Fast Food Day-KALW Almanac-11/16/2015

Nov 16, 2015

  • 320th Day of 2015 45 Remaining
  • Winter Begins in 35 Days
  • Sunrise:6:51
  • Sunset:4:57
  • 10 Hours 6 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:10:59am
  • Moon Set:9:35pm
  • Phase:24% 5 Days
  • Next Full Moon November 25 @ 2:44pm
  • This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.

Friday the 13th-KALW Almanac-11/13/2015

Nov 13, 2015

  • 317th Day of 2015 48 Remaining
  • Winter Begins in 38 Days
  • Sunrise:6:48
  • Sunset:4:59
  • 10 Hours 11 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:8:26am
  • Moon Set:6:52pm
  • Phase:4% 2 Days
  • Next Full Moon November 25 @ 2:44pm
  • This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.

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