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|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until Winter|
|Wednesday, October 07, 2015||07:28 AM||06:58 PM||11:30||76|
|Thursday, October 08, 2015||07:29 AM||06:56 PM||11:27||75|
|Friday, October 09, 2015||07:30 AM||06:55 PM||11:25||74|
|Saturday, October 10, 2015||07:31 AM||06:53 PM||11:22||73|
|Sunday, October 11, 2015||07:32 AM||06:52 PM||11:20||72|
|Monday, October 12, 2015||07:33 AM||06:50 PM||11:17||71|
|Tuesday, October 13, 2015||07:34 AM||06:48 PM||11:14||70|
During this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.October 7th, 1996 - Fox News Channel begins broadcasting. - Opinions took over from facts in their reporting.
October 7th is Bald and Free Day.
October 8th, 1871 - The Great Chicago Fire begins in southwest Chicago, possibly in a barn owned by Patrick and Katherine O’Leary. Fanned by strong southwesterly winds, the flames raged for more than 24 hours, eventually leveling three and a half square miles and wiping out one-third of the city. Approximately 250 people were killed in the fire; 98,500 people were left homeless; 17,450 buildings were destroyed.
2001 - US President George W. Bush establishes the Office of Homeland Security.
October 8th is American Touch Tag Day. - Honest, I don't make these up.
October 9th, 1999 - Last flight of the Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" stealth reconnaissance aircraft. - My squadron commander at McChord flew the YF-12 version and set speed and altitude records in it.
October 10th, 1973 - Spiro Agnew resigns the vice presidency amid accusations of income tax evasion. President Richard Nixon names Gerald Ford as the new vice president. Agnew is later convicted and sentenced to three years probation and fined $10,000.- What a group of losers.
October 11th, 1972 -- A French mission in Vietnam is destroyed by a U.S. bombing raid. - This was before Doctors Without Borders and GPS.
1975 - Saturday Night Live comedy-variety show premiers on NBC, with guest host comedian George Carlin and special guests Janis Ian, Andy Kaufman and Billy Preston; at this writing (2015) the show is still running.
October 12th, 1492 - Christopher Columbus and his crew land in the Bahamas.
1971 - The House of Representatives passes the Equal Rights Amendment 354-23.
October 13th, 1976 - Dr. F.A. Murphy at Center for Disease Control obtains the first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle.
October 13th is International Skeptics Day. - This is the day for me.