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Almanac - Friday June 8, 2018

Jun 8, 2018

Today Friday, the 8th of June of 2018, is the 159th day of the year. There are 206 days remaining until the end of the year.

13 days until summer begins...

151 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 06, 2018

879 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 03, 2020

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:47 am

and sunset will be at 8:29 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 41 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:08 PM.

The first high tide will be at 6:26 am

and the next high tide at 7:49 pm.

The first low tide was at 1:15 am

and the next low tide at 12:37 pm.

The pollen count is considered medium today, at 6.8

The Moon is 36.5% visible; a Waning Crescent

Moon Distance: 241,870 mi

New Moon 13th of June of 2018 at 12:43 pm in 5 days

First Quarter Moon 20th of June of 2018 at 3:51 am in 12 days

Full Moon 27th of June of 2018 at 9:53 pm in 19 days

Next Moonset: Today 2:58 PM

Today is…

Best Friends Day

Bounty Day (Norfolk Island)

Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Engineer's Day (Peru)

Idul Fitri in Indonesia

Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day

World Brain Tumor Day

World Oceans Day


Today's Birthdays:

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…

1625Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian-French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1712)

1724John Smeaton, English engineer, designed the Coldstream Bridge and Perth Bridge (d. 1794)

1745Caspar Wessel, Norwegian-Danish mathematician and cartographer (d. 1818)

1810Robert Schumann, German composer and critic (d. 1856)

1860Alicia Boole Stott, Irish-English mathematician and theorist (d. 1940)

1867Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, designed the Price Tower and Fallingwater (d. 1959)

1872Jan Frans De Boever, Belgian painter and illustrator (d. 1949)

1893Ernst Marcus, German zoologist (d. 1968)

1897John G. Bennett, English mathematician and technologist (d. 1974)

1910C. C. Beck, American illustrator (d. 1989)

1910 – John W. Campbell, American journalist and author (d. 1971)

1910 – Fernand Fonssagrives, French-American photographer, sculptor, and painter (d. 2003)

1911Edmundo Rivero, Argentinian singer-songwriter (d. 1986)

1912Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, British abstract painter (d. 2004)

1912 – Harry Holtzman, American painter (d. 1987)

1915Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, Indian journalist, author, and poet (d. 2015)

1916Francis Crick, English biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

1916 – Luigi Comencini, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2007)

1921 – Suharto, Indonesian soldier and politician, 2nd President of Indonesia (d. 2008)

1925Barbara Bush, American wife of George H. W. Bush, 41st First Lady of the United States (d. 2018)

1927Jerry Stiller, American actor, comedian and producer

1930Robert Aumann, German-American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate

1933 – Joan Rivers, American comedian, actress, and television host (d. 2014)

1934Millicent Martin, English actress and singer

1935Molade Okoya-Thomas, Nigerian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2015)

1936James Darren, American actor

1937Gillian Clarke, Welsh poet and playwright

1940Nancy Sinatra, American singer and actress

1943Colin Baker, English actor

1944 – Boz Scaggs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1945Steven Fromholz, American singer-songwriter, producer, and poet (d. 2014)

1947Annie Haslam, English singer-songwriter and painter

1947 – Sara Paretsky, American author

1947 – Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist, geneticist, and academic Nobel Prize laureate

1950Kathy Baker, American actress

1950 – Sônia Braga, Brazilian actress and producer

1951Tony Rice, American guitarist and songwriter

1951 – Bonnie Tyler, Welsh singer-songwriter

1953Billy Hayes, English union leader

1953 – Sandy Nairne, English historian and curator

1953 – Ivo Sanader, Croatian historian and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Croatia

1953 – Olav Stedje, Norwegian singer-songwriter

1954Greg Ginn, American punk rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (Black Flag)

1954 – Kiril of Varna, Bulgarian metropolitan (d. 2013)

1954 – Sergei Storchak, Ukrainian-Russian politician

1955Tim Berners-Lee, English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web

1955 – José Antonio Camacho, Spanish footballer and manager

1955 – Griffin Dunne, American actor, director, and producer

1956Udo Bullmann, German politician

1956 – Jonathan Potter, English psychologist, sociolinguist, and academic

1957Scott Adams, American author and illustrator

1957 – Don Robinson, American baseball player and politician

1957 – Sonja Vectomov, Czech/Finnish sculptor

1958Louise Richardson, Irish political scientist and academic

1958 – Keenen Ivory Wayans, American actor, director, and screenwriter

1959Mohsen Kadivar, Iranian philosopher

1960Mick Hucknall, English singer-songwriter

1960 – Terje Gewelt, Norwegian bassist

1962John Gibbons, American baseball player and manager

1962 – Nick Rhodes, English keyboard player and producer

1963Karen Kingsbury, American journalist and author

1965Kevin Farley, American screenwriter

1965 – Rob Pilatus, German model, dancer and singer (Milli Vanilli) (d. 1998)

1966Julianna Margulies, American actress

1966 – Doris Pearson, English singer-songwriter and choreographer

1967Dan Futterman, American actor, screenwriter and producer

1970Gabrielle Giffords, American businesswoman and politician

1970 – Kwame Kilpatrick, American educator and politician, 68th Mayor of Detroit

1971Mark Feuerstein, American actor, director, and producer

1975Emm Gryner, Canadian singer-songwriter

1975 – Shilpa Shetty, Indian actress and producer

1976Lindsay Davenport, American tennis player and coach

1976 – Kenji Johjima, Japanese baseball player

1977Kanye West, American rapper, producer, director, and fashion designer

1978Eun Ji-won, South Korean rapper, dancer, and producer

1978 – Maria Menounos, American television journalist

1979 – Rob Holliday, American singer-songwriter and bass player

1981Alex Band, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1981 – Sara Watkins, American singer-songwriter and fiddler

... and on this day in history…

632Muhammad, Islamic prophet, dies in Medina.

1042Edward the Confessor becomes King of England, one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England.

1783Laki, a volcano in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.

1789James Madison introduces twelve proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in Congress.

1794Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution's new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.

1856 – A group of 194 Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the mutineers of HMS Bounty, arrives at Norfolk Island, commencing the Third Settlement of the Island.

1861American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.

1867 – Coronation of Franz Joseph as King of Hungary following the Austro-Hungarian compromise (Ausgleich).

1887Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,781 for the 'Art of Compiling Statistics', which was his punched card calculator.

1906Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value.

1912Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.

1929Margaret Bondfield is appointed Minister of Labour. She is the first woman appointed to the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.

1949Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.

1949 – George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.

1953 – The United States Supreme Court rules that restaurants in Washington, D.C. cannot refuse to serve black patrons.

1959 – The USS Barbero and United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.

1966 – Topeka, Kansas, is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita scale: The first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.

1966 – The National Football League and American Football League announced a merger effective in 1970.

1972Vietnam War: Nine-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc is burned by napalm, an event captured by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut moments later while the young girl is seen running down a road, in what would become an iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning photo.

1984Homosexuality is declared legal in the Australian state of New South Wales.

1987 – New Zealand's Labour government establishes a national nuclear-free zone under the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987.

1992 – The first World Oceans Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.