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Almanac - Thursday 5/31/18

Happy Camper, taken by flickr user Christmas Junkie

Today Thursday, the 31th of May of 2018 is the 151st day of the year.

There are 214 days remaining until the end of the year.

21 days until summer begins...

159 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018

(5 months and 6 days from today)

887 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 5 months and 3 days from today)

The sun is rising at 5:49 am 

and sunset will be at 8:27 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 38 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:08 pm.

The first high tide was at 12:35 am 

and the next high tide at 2:47 pm.

The first low tide will be at 7:25 am 

and the next low tide at 7:16 pm.

The Moon is 96.4% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction:↑ 219.53° SW

Moon Altitude:20.23°

Moon Distance:250561 mi

Next Moonset:Today7:36 am

We’ll see The Last Quarter Moon on Wednesday the 6th of June of 2018 at 11:32 am

A New Moon Wednesday the 13th of June of 2018 at 12:43 pm

We’ll have the First Quarter Moon Wednesday the 20th of June of 2018 at 3:51 am

and a Full Moon will rise on Wednesday the 27th of June of 2018 at 9:53 pm

The pollen count is medium at 6.6 and 6.3 today and tomorrow.  However the pollen count goes up to a high-medium count of 7.3 to 7.8 this weekend

Today is…

Corpus Christi

National Macaroon Day

National Meditation Day

National Smile Day

Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day

Save Your Hearing Day

Speak in Complete Sentences Day

What You Think Upon Grows Day

World No Tobacco Day

It’s also…

Anniversary of Royal Brunei Malay Regiment (Brunei)

The beginning of Gawai Dayak (Dayaks in SarawakMalaysia and West KalimantanIndonesia)

World No Tobacco Day (International)

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

1819 – Walt Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist (d. 1892)

1894 – Fred Allen, American comedian, radio host, game show panelist, and author (d. 1956)

1898 – Norman Vincent Peale, American minister and author (d. 1993)

1908 – Don Ameche, American actor (d. 1993)

1930 – Clint Eastwood, American actor, director, musician, and producer

1938 – Johnny Paycheck, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)

1938 – Peter Yarrow, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1939 – Terry Waite, English humanitarian and author

1940 – Gilbert Shelton, American illustrator

1943 – Joe Namath, American football player, sportscaster, and actor

1948 – John Bonham, English musician, songwriter and drummer (d. 1980)

1960 – Chris Elliott, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter

1964 – Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, American rapper and producer

1965 – Brooke Shields, American model, actress, and producer

1976 – Colin Farrell, Irish actor.[3]

…and on this day in history…

1669 – Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary.

In 1790, President George Washington signed into law the first U.S. copyright act.

1859 – The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament, which houses Big Ben, starts keeping time.

1911 – The Titanic is launched in BelfastNorthern Ireland.

1927 – The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.

In 1935, movie studio 20th Century Fox was created through a merger of the Fox Film Corp. and Twentieth Century Pictures.

In 1994, the United States announced it was no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union.

In 2005, breaking a silence of 30 years, former FBI official W. Mark Felt stepped forward as "Deep Throat," the secret Washington Post source during the Watergate scandal.

Ten years ago in 2008: Space shuttle Discovery and a crew of seven blasted into orbit, carrying a giant Japanese lab addition to the international space statio