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|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until Winter|
|Wednesday, September 30, 2015||07:21 AM||07:09 PM||11:48||83|
|Thursday, October 01, 2015||07:22 AM||07:08 PM||11:46||82|
|Friday, October 02, 2015||07:23 AM||07:06 PM||11:43||81|
|Saturday, October 03, 2015||07:24 AM||07:05 PM||11:41||80|
|Sunday, October 04, 2015||07:25 AM||07:03 PM||11:38||79|
|Monday, October 05, 2015||07:27 AM||07:00 PM||11:33||78|
|Tuesday, October 06, 2015||07:27 AM||07:03 PM||11:36||77|
Last quarter. Sunday, October 4th, 4:04 PM
During this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.September 30th, 1630 - John Billington, one of the original pilgrims who sailed to the New World on the Mayflower, becomes the first man executed in the English colonies. He is hanged for having shot another man during a quarrel. - He wasn't Hispanic or black, but he was an immigrant.
1955 - Actor and teen idol James Dean is killed in a car crash while driving his Porsche on his way to enter it into a race in Salinas, California.
1962 - U.S. Marshals escort James H. Meredith into the University of Mississippi; two die in the mob violence that follows.
September 30th is National Mud Pack Day.
October 1st, The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, hits the market. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold, all of them black.
1962 - The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson debuts; Carson will remain The Tonight Show host until 1992.
1974 - Five Nixon aides–Kenneth Parkinson, Robert Mardian, Nixon’s Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell–go on trial for conspiring to hinder the Watergate investigation..
October 1st is World Vegetarian Day.
October 2nd, 1950 - The comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schultz, makes its first appearance in newspapers.
1964 - Scientists announce findings that smoking can cause cancer. - Took long enough to figure that one out.
October 3rd, 1955 - Two children’s television programs and a family sitcom all destined to become classics debut: Captain Kangaroo, Mickey Mouse Club, and The Dick Van Dyke Show.
1993 - Battle of Mogadishu, in which 18 US soldiers and some 1,000 Somalis are killed during an attempt to capture officials of the warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid’s organization.- Read 'Black Hawk Down', watch the movie and you will understand how it was, on a small scale, the same SNAFU as the invasion of Iraq.
2008 - The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase distressed assets of financial corporations and supply cash directly to banks to keep them afloat. - And the taxpayers pay for it and none of those responsible are held accountable.
October 4th, 1957 - Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched, beginning the "space race." The satellite, built by Valentin Glushko, weighed 184 pounds and was launched by a converted Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth’s atmosphere and burned up.
October 5th, 1962 - The first James Bond film, 'Dr. No' starring Sean Connery, debuts.
October 6th, 1535 - William Tyndale, the English translator of the New Testament, is strangled and burned at the stake for heresy at Vilvorde, France. - Once again, faith is used to justify doing evil.
1973 - Israel is taken by surprise when Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Jordan attack on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, beginning the Yom Kippur War. - For 19 days and nights, at McChord AFB the air defense troops worked 12 hours on and 12 off and all our fighters were loaded with live missiles in case the Russians were thinking about intervening.