Almanac – Thursday 01/13/22 | KALW

Today is Thursday, January 13, 2022,

January 13 is the 13th day of the year

352 days remain until the end of the year

the sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:24:30 am

and sunset will be at 5:13:51 PM.

We will have 9 hours and 49 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will take place at 12:19:10 pm.

The first low tide will be at 1:04 a.m. at 2.99 feet

The first high tide will be at 7:05 a.m. at 6.03 feet

The next low tide at 2:34 p.m. at 0.04 feet

and the last high tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 9:35 p.m. at 4.47 feet

The Moon is 76.8% visible

It’s a waxing gibbous

We will have the Full Moon in 4 days on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 3:49 p.m.

Today it’s…

Healthy Weight Day, Healthy Look

korean american day

Make your dream a reality

Melba National Fishing Day

national rubber duck day

national sticker day

Public Broadcasting Day

Stephen Foster Memorial Day

Today is also…

Constitution Day in Mongolia

Democracy Day in Cape Verde

Liberation Day in Togo

Old New Year in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Republic Srpska, North Macedonia

Malanka in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus

Sidereal Winter Solstice Eve Celebrations in South and Southeast Asian Cultures

the last day of the six-month Dakshinayana period

Bhogi in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu

Lohri in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh

Uruka in Assam

Yennayer among the Berbers

On this day in history…

1822 – The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the first National Assembly in Epidaurus.

1888 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, DC

1898 – I accuse…! by Émile Zola exposes the Dreyfus Affair.

1910 – The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the operas Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci airs from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

1942 – Henry Ford patents a car made from soybeans, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.

1966 – Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African-American cabinet member when he is appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

1968 – Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom State Prison.

1990 – Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African-American governor when he takes office as Governor of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.

1993 – The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is signed.

2018 – A false warning of an impending missile strike in Hawaii causes widespread panic in the state.

2021 – Incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump is impeached for a second time for inciting insurrection following the seizing of the Capitol a week prior.

1832 – Horatio Alger, Jr., American novelist and journalist (died 1899)

…and if today is your birthday Happy birthday! You are sharing this special day with…

1886 – Sophie Tucker, Russian-born American singer and actress (died 1966)

1900 – Gertrude Mary Cox, American mathematician (died 1978)

1905 – Kay Francis, American actress (died 1968)

1925 – Gwen Verdon, American actress and dancer (died 2000)

1926 – Carolyn Gold Heilbrun, American author and scholar (died 2003)

1926 – Melba Liston, American trombonist and composer (died 1999)

1927 – Brock Adams, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th U.S. Secretary of Transportation (died 2004)

1927 – Liz Anderson, American singer-songwriter (died 2011)

1929 – Joe Pass, American guitarist and composer (died 1994)

1930 – Frances Sternhagen, American actress

1931 – Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor, comedian, director, game show panelist and television personality (died 2007)

1931 – Rip Taylor, American actor and comedian (died 2019)

1940 – Edmund White, American novelist, memoirist and essayist

1949 – Brandon Tartikoff, American screenwriter and producer (died 1997)

1953 – Silvana Gallardo, American actress and producer (died 2012)

1955 – Anne Pringle, English diplomat, British Ambassador to Russia

1957 – Claudia Emerson, American poet and scholar (died 2014)

1957 – Mary Glindon, English lawyer and politician

1961 – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, American actress, comedian and producer

1964 – Penelope Ann Miller, American actress

1970 – Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (died 2004)

1970 – Shonda Rhimes, American actress, director, producer and screenwriter

1975 – Andrew Yang, American entrepreneur, founder of Venture for America and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate

1977 – Orlando Bloom, English actor

1981 – Reggie Brown, American football player

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