Almanac – Friday 04/15/22 | KALW

Today is Friday, April 15, 2022

April 15 is the 105th day of the year

260 days remain until the end of the year.

67 days before the start of summer

The sun rose at 6:34:00

and sunset will be at 7:46:33 p.m.

Passover 2022 will begin tonight on the evening of Friday April 15

We will have 13 hours and 12 minutes of daylight today.

The solar transit will take place at 13:10:16.

The first low tide will be at 4:35 a.m. at 0.58 feet

The first high tide will be at 10:41 a.m. at 5.10 feet

The next low tide at 4:36 p.m. at 0.63 feet

and the last high tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 10:57 p.m. at 5.73 feet

The Moon is currently 98% visible

Waxing Gibber

We can call it a full moon tomorrow Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 11:55 a.m.

The April moon is called the full pink moon

(playing Nick Drake’s Pink Moon)

This full moon heralded the appearance of “moss pink,” or wild ground phlox, one of the first wildflowers of spring.

The April Moon can also be called the…

Break the ice moon

Broken Racket Moon

Budding moon of plants and shrubs

Moon Frog

Red Grass Moon Appearing

Moon when the ducks come back

Moon when geese lay eggs Moon when streams are navigable again Sucker Moon Sugar Maker Moon

Today it’s…

anime day

National American Sign Language Day

Good Friday

Jackie Robinson Day

McDonald’s Day

Microvolunteering day

National Glazed Spiral Ham Day

National Grumpy Day

national laundry day

national eraser day

national day who sucks

A Boston day

Take a wild guessing day

Titanic Remembrance Day

world art day

Today is also… Sun Day in North Korea to celebrate founder Kim Il Sung’s birthday

Father Damien’s Day in Hawaii

Hillsborough disaster memorial in Liverpool, England

Poila Boishakh or Bengali New Year

Tax Day, the official deadline for filing a personal income tax return (or requesting an extension). (USA, Philippines)

universal day of culture

world art day

On this day in history…

1738 – Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel, receives its first performance in London, England.

1755 – A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson is published in London.

1817 – Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc establish the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.

1892 – The General Electric Company is created.

1896 – Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.

1912 – The British ocean liner RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of the 2,224 passengers and crew on board survive.

1923 – Insulin becomes generally available for people with diabetes.

1947 – Jackie Robinson makes his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line.

1955 – The McDonald’s restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchise restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois.

1960 – At Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ella Baker leads a conference that results in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, one of the main organizations of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

1989 – Upon the death of Hu Yaobang, the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests begin in China.

2013 – Two bombs explode near the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston, Massachusetts, killing three people and injuring 264 others.

2019 – Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in France is badly damaged by a large fire.

…and if today is your birthday, happy birthday! You are sharing your special day with…

1452 – Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor and architect (died 1519)

1469 – Guru Nanak, the first Sikh guru (died 1539)

1688 – Johann Friedrich Fasch, German violinist and composer (d. 1758)

1843 – Henry James, American novelist, short story writer and critic (died 1916)

1858 – Émile Durkheim, French sociologist, psychologist and philosopher (d. 1917)

1889 – A. Philip Randolph, American activist (died 1979)

1892 – Corrie ten Boom, Dutch-American watchmaker, Nazi resistance fighter and author (died 1983)

1894 – Nikita Khrushchev, Russian general and politician, 7th Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (died 1971)

1894 – Bessie Smith, African-American singer and actress (died 1937)

1904 – Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American painter and illustrator (died 1948)

1912 – Kim Il-sung, North Korean general and politician, 1st Supreme Leader of North Korea (died 1994)

1915 – Elizabeth Catlett, African-American sculptor and illustrator (died 2012)

1920 – Thomas Szasz, Hungarian-American psychiatrist and scholar (died 2012)

1922 – Harold Washington, American lawyer and politician, 51st Mayor of Chicago (died 1987)

1924 – Neville Marriner, English violinist and conductor (died 2016)

1933 – Roy Clark, American musician and television personality (died 2018)

1933 – David Hamilton, Anglo-French photographer and director (died 2016)

1933 – Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress and producer (died 1995)

1937 – Robert W. Gore, American engineer and businessman, co-inventor of Gore-Tex (died 2020)

1944 – Dave Edmunds, Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer

1947 – Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, American screenwriter and producer

1949 – Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer-songwriter and actress

1951 – Heloise, American journalist and author

1955 – Dodi Fayed, Egyptian film producer (died 1997)

1959 – Emma Thompson, English actress, comedian, author, activist and screenwriter

1982 – Seth Rogen, Canadian-American actor, director, producer and screenwriter

1983 – Alice Braga, Brazilian actress

1990 – Emma Watson, English actress

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