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KALW Almanac - Wednesday June 1, 2016

June 1 is the 153rd day of the year. 

There are 213 days remaining until the end of 2016.

The sun rose at 5:49 am 

and sunset will be at 8:27 pm. 

Today we will have 14 hours and 38 minutes of sun. 

The solar transit will be at 1:08 pm.

The first low tide was at 3:05 am 

and the next low tide will be at 2:43 pm. 

The first high tide will be at 9:30 am 

and the next high tide at 9:26 pm.

The Moon is 18.1% illuminated

It's a Waning Crescent

Moonrise Today: 3:31 AM↑ 83° East

Moonset Today: 4:39 PM↑ 280° West

Today is...


National Olive Day

National Hazelnut Cake Day


National Go Barefoot Day

National Heimlich Maneuver Day

National Pen Pal Day

National Say Something Nice Day

Dare Day

Fei Fei Day in Vancouver

Global Day of Parents 

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Samoa from New Zealand in 1962.

Madaraka Day in Kenya

National Maritime Day in Mexico


National Tree Planting Day in Cambodia

International Neighbours' Day

Pancasila Day in Indonesia

President's Day in Palau

The beginning of Crop over, celebrated until the first Monday of August. in Barbados

Victory Day in Tunisia

World Milk Day international

If today is your birthday, you get to share birthday cake with...

1801 – Brigham Young, American religious leader, 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1877)

1804 – Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (d. 1857)

1921 – Nelson Riddle, American composer and bandleader (d. 1985)

1925 – Hazel Dickens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

1925 – Marie Knight, American singer (d. 2009)

1926 – Andy Griffith, American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1926 – Actress Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortensen in Los Angeles.(d. 1962)

1934 – Pat Boone, American singer-songwriter and actor

1935 – Reverend Ike, American minister and television host (d. 2009)


1937 – Morgan Freeman, American actor and producer

1939 – Cleavon Little, American actor (d. 1992)

1940 – René Auberjonois, American actor

1941 – Edo de Waart, Dutch conductor and director

1942 – Paco Peña, Spanish guitarist and composer

1945 – Frederica von Stade, American soprano and actress

1946 – Jody Stecher, American singer

1950 – Tom Robinson, English singer-songwriter and bass player, LGBT activist and BBC radio presenter

1953 – David Berkowitz, American serial killer

1973 – Heidi Klum, German-American model, fashion designer, and producer

1974 – Alanis Morissette, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress

1981 – Amy Schumer, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter

On this day in history…

1792 – Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States.

1796 – Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States.

1916 – Louis Brandeis becomes the first Jewish person appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

1925 – Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig's streak of playing in 2,130 consecutive games began when he entered a game as a pinch hitter for the New York Yankees.

1958 – Charles de Gaulle became premier of France.

1962 – The Pilkington Committee on Broadcasting concludes, among other things, that the British public did not want commercial radio broadcasting.

1963 – Kenya gains internal self-rule (Madaraka Day).


1967 – Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles is released.

1968 – author and educator Helen Keller, who earned a college degree despite being blind and deaf most of her life, died in Westport, Conn. died at age 87.

1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.

1978 – The first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty are filed.

1979 – The first black-led government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 90 years takes power.

1980 – Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.

1990 – George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.

2010 – Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, announced their separation after 40 years of marriage.