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Almanac - Monday 6/4/18

Cheese, by flickr user Emily Carlin

Today Monday, 4th of June of 2018 is the 155th day of the year.

There are 210 days remaining until the end of the year.

17 days until summer begins...

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

(5 months and 2 days from today)

883 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 4 months and 30 days from today)

The sun rose this morning at 5:48 am 

and the sun will set at 8:29 pm.

Today we have 14 hours and 41 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:08 pm.

The first high tide was at 3:10 am 

and the next high tide will be at 5:45 pm.

The first low tide will be at 10:06 am

and the next low tide at 11:00 pm.

The Moon is 71.4% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction: ↑ 166.47° SSE

Moon Altitude: 34.20°

Moon Distance: 250783 mi

Next New Moon: Wednesday June 13, 2018 at 12:43 pm

Next Full Moon: Wednesday June 27, 2018 at 9:53 pm

Next Moonset: Today at 11:04 am

Today is…

"Thank God It's Monday" Day

Audacity to Hope Day

Hug your Cat Day

National Cheese Day

National Cognac Day

National SAFE Day

Old Maid's Day

Shopping Cart Day

It’s also…

Birthday of Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim & Flag Day celebration of the Finnish Defence Forces

Emancipation Day or Independence Day, commemorates the abolition of serfdom in Tonga by King George Tupou in 1862, and the independence of Tonga from the British protectorate in 1970.

Flag Day in Estonia

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

National Unity Day in Hungary

Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 Memorial Day

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

1932 – John Drew Barrymore, American actor (d. 2004)

1932 – Oliver Nelson, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1975)

1936 – Bruce Dern, American actor

1937 – Freddy Fender, American singer and guitarist (d. 2006)

1944 – Michelle Phillips, American singer-songwriter and actress

1945 – Anthony Braxton, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer

1956 – John Hockenberry, American journalist and author

1966 – Cecilia Bartoli, Italian soprano and actress

1975 – Angelina Jolie, American actress, filmmaker, humanitarian, and activist

1976 – Kasey Chambers, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist 

…and on this day in history…

1411 – King Charles VI granted a monopoly for the ripening of Roquefort cheese to the people of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon as they had been doing for centuries.

1876 – An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after leaving New York City.

1919 – Women's rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

1975 – The Governor of California Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act into law, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights.