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Almanac - Tuesday 5/29/18

Biscuits, taken, maybe baked by flickr user Christina B Castro

Today is Tuesday, the 29th of May of 2018.

It is the 149th day of the year.

There are 216 days remaining until the end of the year.

24 days until summer begins....

162 days until Tuesday November 6, 2018

(5 months and 9 days from today)

890 days until Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 5 months and 6 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:50 am 

and sunset will be at 8:25 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 35 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:07 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:13 am 

and the next low tide at 5:54 pm.

The only high tide of the day will be at 1:18 pm.

Pollen count is in the medium range for the next few days from 5.9 to 6.3

It’s a Full Flower Moon.  Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.

Today is…

End of the Middle Ages Day

as on this day in 1453 came the Fall of ConstantinopleOttoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a 53-day siege, ending the Byzantine Empire.

International Coq Au Vin Day

Learn About Composting Day

National Biscuit Day

Paper Clip Day

Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day

World Digestive Health Day

It’s also…

Army Day (Argentina)

Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh (Bahá'í Faith)

Democracy Day (Nigeria)

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (International)

Oak Apple Day (England), and its related observance:

Castleton Garland Day (Castleton)

Statehood Day (Rhode Island and Wisconsin)

Veterans Day (Sweden)

World Digestive Health Day

May 29 – June 1 Ludi Fabarici (Ancient Rome)

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You.  You share this day with…

1736 – Patrick Henry, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Virginia (d. 1799)

1860 – Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1909)

1903 – Bob Hope, English-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2003)

1914 – Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese-Indian mountaineer (d. 1986)

1917 – John F. Kennedy, American lieutenant and politician, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)

1932 – Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author

1939 – Al Unser, American race car driver

1956 – La Toya Jackson, American singer-songwriter and actress

1958 – Annette Bening, American actress

1961 – Melissa Etheridge, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist

…and on this day in history…

1848 – Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.

1913 – Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, France, provoking a riot.

1919 – Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington and Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin.

1953 – Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay's (adopted) 39th birthday.

1973 – Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.