KALW Almanac - Friday June 10, 2016
June 10 is the 162nd day of the year
There are 204 days remaining until the end of 2016.
The sun rose at 5:47 am
and sunset will be at 8:32 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 45 minutes of sun.
The solar transit will be at 1:10 pm.
The first high tide was at 3:42 am
and the next high tide will be at 5:47 pm.
The first low tide will be at 10:21 am
and the next low tide at 11:20 pm.
The Moon is 32.5% illuminated.
It's a Waxing Crescent moon.
Moonrise Today: 11:39 AM↑ 78° East
Moonset Today: 12:20 AM↑ 284° West
Today is Alcoholics Anonymous Founders' Day
Today is Ballpoint Pen Day
Today is National Black Cow Day
Today is National Herb and Spice Day
Today is National Iced Tea Day
Today is National Marriage Day
Today is also…
Abolition Day in French Guiana
Army Day in Jordan
Navy Day in Italy
Reconciliation Day in the Republic of the Congo
if today is your birthday….
1859 – Emanuel Nobel, Swedish-Russian businessman (d. 1932)
1889 – Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor and producer (d. 1973)
1895 – Hattie McDaniel, American actress, singer-songwriter, and comedian (d. 1952)
1910 – Howlin' Wolf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)
1911 – Ralph Kirkpatrick, American harpsichord player and musicologist (d. 1984)
1915 – Saul Bellow, Canadian-American author and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
1922 – Judy Garland, American singer, actress, and vaudevillian (d. 1969)
1925 – Nat Hentoff, American historian, author, and journalist
1928 – Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)
1931 – João Gilberto, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959 – Eliot Spitzer, American lawyer and politician, 54th Governor of New York
1971 – Bobby Jindal, American journalist and politician, 55th Governor of Louisiana
On this day in history...
671 – Emperor Tenji of Japan introduces a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measures time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu.
1935 – Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.
1963 – Equal Pay Act of 1963 aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex (see Gender pay gap). It was signed into law on June 10, 1963 by John F. Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program
1977 – The Apple II, one of the first personal computers, goes on sale.
2002 – The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
2003 – The Spirit rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.
2003 – Wicked opens on Broadway, proceeding to win 40 awards just for the Broadway production.