May 29, 2014
Today is Thursday May 29, 2014
143 day of 2014, 212 remaining
14hours and 34 minutes of daylight today
Moonrise: 6:47 a.m.
Moonset: 9:19 p.m.
Special Celebrations today:
Today is Learn to Compost Day as well as Coq Au Vin Day. It's also Ecuadoren Independence Day.
On this day in...
1765: Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses.
1953: Sir Edmund Hilary and sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first men to reach the top of Mount Everest.
1973: Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles.
1978: The U.S. postage stamps were raised from 13 to 15 cents.
1988: U.S. President Reagan began his first visit to the Soviet Union.
1999: Space shuttle Discovery completed the first docking with the International Space Station.
If today is your birthday, you share it with:
John F. Kennedy
Al Unser Jr.
Tags: Daily Almanac/tides