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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.

Moon: 7.9%

Waxing Crescent

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

Grandpa, what's a VCR?



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.