KALW Almanac - Tuesday June 7, 2016
June 7 is the 159th day of the year.
There are 207 days remaining until the end of 2016.
the sun rose in San Francisco at 5:47 am
and sunset will be at 8:31 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 44 minutes of sun.
The solar transit will be at 1:09 pm.
The first high tide was at 1:09 am
and the next high tide will be at 3:13 pm.
The first low tide will be at 7:54 am
and the next low tide at 8:00 pm.
Moonrise Today: 8:37 AM↑ 68° East
Moonset Today: 10:58 PM↑ 291° Northwest
Today is Daniel Boone Day
June Bug Day
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
Trial Technology Day
Anniversary of the Memorandum of the Slovak Nation
Birthday of Prince Joachim of Denmark
Battle of Arica Day in the Arica y Parinacota Regions of Chile
Flag Day in Peru
Journalist Day in Argentina
Ludi Piscatorii and The first day of the Vestalia for those of you still living in the Roman Empire
Sette Giugno in Malta
Union Dissolution Day in Norway
Born on this day….
1848 – Paul Gauguin, French painter and sculptor (d. 1903)
1896 – Imre Nagy, Hungarian soldier and politician, 44th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1958)
1897 – George Szell, Hungarian-American conductor and composer (d. 1970)
1909 – Jessica Tandy, English-American actress and singer (d. 1994)
1917 – Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (d. 2000)
1917 – Dean Martin, American singer, actor, and producer (d. 1995)
1940 – Tom Jones, Welsh singer and actor
1943 – Nikki Giovanni, American author, poet, and educator
1952 – Liam Neeson, Irish-American actor
1953 – Johnny Clegg, English-South African singer-songwriter and guitarist (Juluka and Savuka)
1954 – Louise Erdrich, American author and poet
1955 – William Forsythe, American actor and producer
1958 – Prince, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (d. 2016)
1978 – Bill Hader, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter
1981 – Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player
In History on this day...
1862 – The United States and the United Kingdom agree in the Lyons–Seward Treaty to suppress the African slave trade.
1892 – Benjamin Harrison becomes the first President of the United States to attend a baseball game.
1892 – Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to leave his seat in the "whites-only" car of a train; he lost the resulting court case, Plessy v. Ferguson.
1893 – Mohandas Gandhi commits his first act of civil disobedience.
1899 – American Temperance crusader Carrie Nation begins her campaign of vandalizing alcohol-serving establishments by destroying the inventory in a saloon in Kiowa, Kansas.
1909 – Mary Pickford makes her screen debut at the age of 16.
1936 – The Steel Workers Organizing Committee, a trade union, is founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Philip Murray was elected its first president.
1938 – The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight.
1955 – Lux Radio Theatre signs off the air permanently. The show launched in New York in 1934, and featured radio adaptations of Broadway shows and popular films.
1982 – Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.
1991 – Mount Pinatubo erupts, generating an ash column 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) high.