Almanac - Monday 6/11/18 | KALW

Almanac - Monday 6/11/18

Jun 11, 2018

Today is Monday, the 11th day of June, 2018,

The 162nd day of 2018.

There are 203 days remaining until the end of the year.

10 days until summer begins...

148 days until Mid-Term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018

(4 months and 26 days from today)

876 days until Presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 4 months and 23 days from today)

The sun rose at 5:47 am 

and sunset will be at 8:33 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 46 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:10 pm.

The first low tide was at 4:17 am

and the next low tide will be at 3:51 pm.

The first high tide will be at 11:07 am 

and the next high tide at 10:17 pm.

The Moon is currently 7.6% visible

a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction:↑ 85.23° E

Moon Altitude:13.77°

Moon Distance:229571 mi

Next New Moon: Wednesday June 13, 2018 at 12:43 pm

Next Full Moon: Wednesday June 27, 2018 at 9:53 pm

Next Moonset: Today at 6:16 pm

Today is…

Corn on the Cob Day

Cousteau Day

National German Chocolate Cake Day

National King Kamehameha Day

National Making Life Beautiful Day

It’s also…

American Evacuation Day (Libya)

Birthday of Prince Henrik (Denmark)

Brazilian Navy commemorative day (Brazil)

Davis Day (Cape BretonNova ScotiaCanada)

Student Day (Honduras)

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

1864 – Richard Strauss, German composer and conductor (d. 1949)

1876 – Alfred L. Kroeber, American-French anthropologist and ethnologist (d. 1960)

1880 – Jeannette Rankin, American social worker and politician (d. 1973)

1895 – Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet politician (d. 1975)

1910 – Jacques Cousteau, French biologist, author, and

inventor, co-developed the aqua-lung (d. 1997)

1913 – Vince Lombardi, American football player, coach, and manager (d. 1970)

1920 – Shelly Manne, American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 1984)

1925 – William Styron, American novelist and essayist (d. 2006)

1932 – Athol Fugard, South African-American actor, director, and playwright

1939 – Jackie Stewart, Scottish race car driver and sportscaster

1956 – Joe Montana, American football player and sportscaster

1960 – Mehmet Oz, American surgeon, author, and television host

1969 – Peter Dinklage, American actor and producer

1986 – Shia LaBeouf, American actor

…and on this day in history…

1184 BC – Trojan WarTroy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.

1509 – Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.

1776 – The Continental Congress appoints Thomas JeffersonJohn AdamsBenjamin FranklinRoger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence.

1920 – During the U.S. Republican National Convention in Chicago, U.S. Republican Party leaders gathered in a room at the Blackstone Hotel to come to a consensus on their candidate for the U.S. presidential election, leading the Associated Press to coin the political phrase "smoke-filled room".

1935 – Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.

1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.

1963 – American Civil Rights MovementGovernor of Alabama George Wallace defiantly stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block two black students, Vivian Maloneand James Hood, from attending that school. Later in the day, accompanied by federalized National Guard troops, they are able to register.

1963 – Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.

1963 – John F. Kennedy addresses Americans from the Oval Office proposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which would revolutionize American society by guaranteeing equal access to public facilities, ending segregation in education, and guaranteeing federal protection for voting rights.

1971 – The U.S. Government forcibly removes the last holdouts to the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz, ending 19 months of control.

1998 – Compaq Computer pays US$9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.

2008 – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes a historic official apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to abuses at a Canadian Indian residential school.

2008 – The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is launched into orbit.

2010 – The first African FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Africa.

2015 – Greece's public broadcaster ERT is reopened by then-prime minister Alexis Tsipras, exactly 2 years after he shut them down.