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KALW Almanac - Tuesday June 14, 2016



June 14 is the 166th day of the year.

There are 200 days remaining until the end of 2016.

Today Tuesday, 14th of June of 2016

the sun rose this morning at 5:47 am 

and sunset will be at 8:34 pm. 

Today we will have 14 hours and 47 minutes of sun. 

The solar transit will be at 1:10 pm.

The first low tide was at 2:31 am 

and the next low tide will be at 1:51 pm. 

The first high tide will be at 8:34 am 

and the next high tide at 8:40 pm.

Moon is 70.2% illuminated; 

it is a Waxing Gibbous moon

We should have a full moon by June 20

Moonrise Today: 3:23 PM↑ 98° East

Moonset Today: 2:28 AM↑ 265° West

Today's holiday list:

Today is…

 the US Army's Birthday

Family History Day

Flag Day

National Bourbon Day

National Strawberry Shortcake Day

Own Your Share of America Day

Pause for the Pledge Day


Pop Goes The Weasel Day

World Blood Donor Day

World Pet Memorial Day

International Bath Day

It's also…

Mourning and Commemoration Day or Leinapäev in Estonia

Mourning and Hope Day in Lithuania

Day of Memory for Repressed People in Armenia

Freedom Day (Malawi)

Liberation Day on the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you!  You get to share birthday cake with...

1811 – Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author and activist (d. 1896)

1909 – Burl Ives, American actor and singer (d. 1995)

1925 – Pierre Salinger, American journalist and politician, 11th White House Press Secretary (d. 2004)

1928 – Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, Argentinian-Cuban physician, author, guerrilla leader and politician (d. 1967)

1932 – Joe Arpaio, American police officer

1933 – Jerzy Kosiński, Polish-American author and screenwriter (d. 1991)

1942 – Andy Irvine, English-Irish singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (Planxty, Sweeney's Men, and Patrick Street)

1943 – Spooner Oldham, American organist and songwriter

Today is the birthday of both Donald Trump and Che Guevara


1946 – Donald Trump, American businessman, founded the Trump Entertainment Resorts

1949 – Papa Wemba, Congolese singer (d. 2016)

1961 – Boy George, English singer-songwriter and producer (Culture Club, Bow Wow Wow, and Jesus Loves You)

1969 – Steffi Graf, German-American tennis player

1978 – Diablo Cody, American director, producer, and screenwriter

On this day in history...

1158 – Munich is founded by Henry the Lion on the banks of the river Isar.

1775 – American Revolutionary War: the Continental Army is established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of the United States Army.

1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.

1789 – Mutiny on the Bounty: HMS Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,600 mi) journey in an open boat.

1789 – Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig. It is named Bourbon because Rev Craig lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

Today is Flag day. The Stars and Stripes were adopted on this day in 1789.
Today is also the anniversary of the Bear Flag Revolt of 1846.

1846 – Bear Flag Revolt begins – Anglo settlers in Sonoma, California, start a rebellion against Mexico and proclaim the California Republic.

1900 – Hawaii becomes a United States territory.

1907 – Norway grants women the right to vote.

1937 – U.S. House of Representatives passes the Marihuana Tax Act.

1949 – Albert II, a rhesus monkey, rides a V-2 rocket to an altitude of 134 km (83 mi), thereby becoming the first monkey in space.

1951 – UNIVAC I is dedicated by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1954 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words "under God" into the United States Pledge of Allegiance.

1959 – Disneyland Monorail System, the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opens to the public in Anaheim, California.

1966 – The Vatican announces the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum ("index of prohibited books"), which was originally instituted in 1557.

1967 – Mariner program: Mariner 5 is launched towards Venus.

1967 – The People's Republic of China tests its first hydrogen bomb.

1982 – Falklands War: Argentine forces in the capital Stanley conditionally surrender to British forces.

1922Warren G. Harding became the first president heard on radio, as Baltimore station WEAR broadcast his speech dedicating the Francis Scott Key memorial at Fort 

1943The Supreme Court ruled schoolchildren could not be compelled to salute the flag of the United States if doing so would conflict with their religious beliefs.

1954President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an order adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.

1982Argentine forces surrendered to British troops on the disputed Falkland Islands.

2002American Roman Catholic bishops adopted a policy to bar sexually abusive clergy from face-to-face contact with parishioners but keep them in the priesthood.

2009Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson broke Red Auerbach's record by winning his 10th NBA title.