KALW's Daily Almanac

Sunrise ... sunset ... tides ... annual rainfall ... on this day in history ... international holiday celebrations ... full moon lore ... and more.  Tune in for the Daily Almanac Monday through Friday at 5:49am and 8:49am.

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Tue September 2, 2014
Daily Almanac

September 02, 2014

Off with their heads!

Today is Tuesday September 02, 2014 245 day of 2014, 120 remaining Sunrise: 6:41am Sunset: 7:36pm 12hours and 55 minutes of daylight today Moonrise: 2:22 p.m. Moonset:Next Day. Special Celebrations today: Today is National Beheading Day and Blueberry Popsicle Day On this day in... 1789: The U.S. Tteasury Department was established 1901: Theodore Roosevelt, then Vie-President, said," Speak softly and carry a big stick." in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair. 1945: World War Two ended when Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS Missouri six years and one day after it started.

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Mon September 1, 2014
Daily Almanac

September 01, 2014

Today is Monday September 01, 2014 244 day of 2014, 121 remaining Sunrise: 6:40am Sunset: 7:38pm 12hours and 57 minutes of daylight today Moonrise: 1:23 p.m. Moonset:11:52 p.m. Special Celebrations today: Today is Labor Day as well as Emma M. Nutt Day She's the first female telephone operator. She became that in 1878. It's also National Cherry Pop Over Day. On this day in... 1799: The Bank of Manhattan Company opened in New York City. It was the forerunner of Chase Bank 1922: The first daily news program on radio was "The Radio Digest" on WBAY also in New York City.

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Fri August 29, 2014
KALW Almanac

Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy Birthday, Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982)

241st day of 2014, 124 remaining

  • Sunrise 6:38am
  • Sunset 7:44pm
  • Moonrise 10:27am, 9% visible
  • Moonset 9:49pm

Tides at the Golden Gate

  • High: 2:16am/2:45pm   
  • Low 8:02am/8:44pm

Special celebrations today include...

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