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KALW Almanac - Thursday June 16, 2016

Today Thursday the 16th of June of 2016 is the 168th day of the year

There are 198 days remaining until the end of 2016.

the sun rose 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 1:11 pm.

The first low tide was at 4:01 am 

and the next low tide will be at 3:25 pm. 

The first high tide will be at 10:44 am 

and the next high tide at 9:49 pm.

The Moon is 85.7% illuminated, a Waxing Gibbous moon.

We're expecting a Full Moon on in 4 days 20th of June of 2016.

Moonrise Today: 5:12 PM↑ 106° East

Moonset Today: 3:31 AM↑ 256° West

Today is Bloomsday!  

Fresh Veggies Day

Today is International Day Of The African Child


International Day of the African Child

Ladies' Initiated in Baseball Day

National Dump the Pump Day

National Fudge Day

National Vinegar Day

No Orange Clothes Day

Recess at Work Day

Wish Fulfillment Day

World Sea Turtle Day

Today is also…

Engineer's Day in Argentina

Anniversary of Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev for people of the Sikh faith

Sussex Day in Sussex, England

Youth Day in South Africa

on this day in history….

1812The City Bank of New York (later Citibank) opened for business.

1858 – Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.

1897 – A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.

1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.

...the last lines of James Joyce's Ulysses, novel about his character Leopold Bloom walking around Dublin thinking about all kinds of things all in one day June 16, hence, Bloomsday.


1904 – Irish author James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses; this date is now traditionally called "Bloomsday".

1911 – IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.

1911 – A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Wisconsin damaging a barn.

1933, President Roosevelt opened his New Deal recovery program, signing bank, rail, and industry bills and initiating farm aid.

1944 – At age 14, George Junius Stinney, Jr. becomes the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century.


1960"Psycho," directed by Alfred Hitchcock, premiered in New York.

1961 – Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.


1963 – Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission: Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.


1967The three-day Monterey International Pop Music Festival - which catapulted Jimi Hendrix, the Who and Janis Joplin to stardom - opened in northern California.

1976 – Soweto uprising: A non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd.

1977 – Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.

1978President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos exchanged the instruments of ratification for the Panama Canal treaties.

1987A jury in New York acquitted Bernhard Goetz of attempted murder in the subway shooting of four young blacks he said were going to rob him; he was convicted of 
illegal weapons possession.

2010 – Bhutan becomes the first country to institute a total ban on tobacco.

2011Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., announced his resignation from Congress, bowing to the furor caused by his sexually charged online dalliances with a former porn actress and 
other women..

Historic Birthdays

1723 – Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher and economist (d. 1790)


1829 – Geronimo, American Apache Indian leader (d. 1909)


1890 – Stan Laurel, English-American actor, singer, director, and screenwriter of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy was born Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Lancashire, England.(d. 1965)

1896 - Jean Peugeot,French automobile manufacturer

1902 – Barbara McClintock, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)

1917 – Katharine Graham, American publisher (d. 2001)

1926 – Efraín Ríos Montt, Guatemalan general and politician, 26th President of Guatemala

1937 – Erich Segal, American author and screenwriter (d. 2010)


1938 – Joyce Carol Oates, American novelist, short story writer, critic, and poet

1938 – Charles B. Pierce, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1939 – Billy "Crash" Craddock, American singer-songwriter

1941 – Lamont Dozier, American songwriter and producer

1946 – Iain Matthews, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fairport Convention and Plainsong)

1952 – George Papandreou, Greek sociologist and politician, 182nd Prime Minister of Greece

1962 – Femi Kuti, English-Nigerian singer-songwriter and saxophonist


1971 – Tupac Shakur, American rapper, producer, and actor (Digital Underground, Outlawz, and Thug Life) (d. 1996)