Almanac ~ Friday, 6/3/16
155th day of 2016, 211 days remain
Sunset: 8:28pm, giving us 14 hours & 39 minutes of daylight today
Moonrise: 4:56am, 7% visible, waning Moonset: 6:59pm
Tides at the Golden Gate:
Special International Celebrations today…
- Martyr's Day - Uganda
- Mabo Day - Australia
- Reconciliation Week – Australia
- Chimborazo Day
- Doughnut Day
- Horseradish Days
- National Chocolate Macaroon Day
- National Egg Day
- St. Morand's Day, patron of vintners, wine growers, wine makers.
On this day in…
1098 - Christian Crusaders of the First Crusade seized Antioch, Turkey.
1539 - Hernando De Soto claimed Florida for Spain.
1621 - The Dutch West India Company received a charter for New Netherlands (now known as New York).
1784 - The U.S. Congress formally created the United States Army to replace the disbanded Continental Army.
1800 - John Adams moved to Washington, DC. He was the first President to live in what later became the capital of the United States.
1805 - A peace treaty between the U.S. and Tripoli was completed in the captain's cabin on board the USS Constitution.
1851 - The New York Knickerbockers became the first baseball team to wear uniforms.
1856 - Cullen Whipple patented the screw machine.
1888 - "Casey at the Bat" the poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer was first published.
1918 - The Finnish Parliament ratified its treaty with Germany.
1923 - In Italy, Benito Mussolini granted women the right to vote.
1932 - Lou Gehrig set a major league baseball record when he hit four consecutive home runs.
1937 - The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, married Wallis Warfield Simpson.
1938 - The German Reich voted to confiscate so-called "degenerate art."
1952 - A rebellion by North Korean prisoners in the Koje prison camp in South Korea was put down by American troops.
1965 - Edward White became the first American astronaut to do a "space walk" when he left the Gemini 4 capsule.
1970 - Har Gobind Khorana and colleagues announced the first synthesis of a gene from chemical components.
1989 - Chinese army troops positioned themselves began a sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square.
1999 - Slobodan Milosevic's government accepted an international peace plan concerning Kosovo. NATO announced that airstrikes would continue until 40,000 Serb forces were withdrawn from Kosovo.
2003 - Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) broke a bat when he grounded out against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The bat he was using was a corked bat. (Illinois, Florida)
Birthday celebrants today include (or included)…
- William Hone 1780
- Richard Cobden 1804
- Jefferson Davis 1808
- Maurice Evans 1901
- Jan Peerce 1904
- Josephine Baker 1906
- Ellen Corby 1911
- Tony Curtis 1925
- Allen Ginsberg 1926
- Colleen Dewhurst 1924
- Boots Randolph 1927
- Chuck Barris 1929
- Dakota Staton 1930
- Larry McMurtry 1936
- Curtis Mayfield 1942
- Billy Cunningham 1943
- Emmit Thomas 1943
- Michael Clarke 1946
- Ian Hunter 1946
- Michael Burton 1947
- Too Slim 1948
- Suzi Quatro 1950
- Deniece Williams 1951
- Billy Powell 1952
- Scott Valentine 1958
- Charles Hart 1961
- Mike Gordon 1965
- Anderson Cooper 1967
- Gabriel Hernandez 1971
- Ariel Hernandez 1971
- Rafael Nadal 1986