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8:37am

Fri October 31, 2014
KALW Almanac

Friday, October 31, 2014

  • 304th day of 2014, 61 remaining
  • Sunrise: 7:35am  
  • Sunset: 6:12pm
  • Moonrise: 2:23pm, 46% visible
  • Tides at the Golden Gate - High: 7:08am/6:21pm  Low: 12:34pm

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6:14am

Thu October 30, 2014
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Thursday October 30, 2014

1938
  • Checklist’s Day
  • Create A Great Funeral Day
  • Devil’s Night
  • Haunted Refrigerator Night
  • Mischief Night
  • Pumpkin Bread Day
  • Candy Corn Day
  • King’s Birthday-Cambodia
  • On This Day
  • 1811 --- Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility is published anonymously.
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6:15am

Wed October 29, 2014
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Wednesday October 29, 2014

  • National Cat Day
  • National Forgiveness Day
  • National Hermit Day
  • National Oatmeal Day
  • International Internet Day
  • World Psoriasis Day
  • Republic Day-Turkey
  • Creole Day-Dominica
  • Naming Day-Tanzania
  • National Youth Day-Liberia
  • On This Day
  • 1618 --- Sir Walter Raleigh, English adventurer, writer, and favorite courtier of Queen Elizabeth I, is beheaded in London, under a sentence brought against him 15 years earlier for conspiracy against King James I.
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6:25am

Tue October 28, 2014
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Tuesday October 28, 2014

  • Statue of Liberty Day
  • Plush Animal Lover’s Day
  • Animation Day
  • National Chocolate Day
  • National Wild Foods Day
  • Independence Day-Czech Republic
  • Ochi Day-Greece
  • On This Day
  • 1636 --- Harvard College was founded in Massachusetts. The original name was Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony.
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6:21am

Mon October 27, 2014
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Monday October 27, 2014

1902
  • Cranky Co-Workers Day
  • Navy Day
  • American Beer Day
  • Etiquette Day
  • Independence Day-Turkmenistan
  • National Flag Day-Greece
  • On This Day
  • 1659 --- William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson, two Quakers who came from England in 1656 to escape religious persecution, are executed in the Massachusetts Bay Colony for their religious beliefs. The two had violated a law passed by the Massachusetts General Court the year before, banning Quakers from the colony under penalty of death.
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