Almanac - Tuesday 6/5/18
Today Tuesday, the 5th of June of 2018 is the 156th day of the year
There are 209 days remaining until the end of the year.
154 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018
(5 months and 1 day from today)
882 days until Presidential Elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 4 months and 29 days from today)
The sun rises at 5:48 am
and the sun sets at 8:30 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:09 pm.
The first high tide was at 4:04 am
and the next high tide will be at 6:29 pm.
The only low tide of the day will be at 10:55 am.
The Moon is 62.3% visible; a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction: ↑ 156.70° SSE
Moon Altitude: 35.25°
Moon Distance: 249193 mi
Next New Moon: Wednesday June 13, 2018 at 12:43 pm
Next Full Moon: Wednesay June 27, 2018 at 9:53 pm
Next Moonset: Today at 12:01 pm
Arbor Day in New Zealand
Father's Day in Denmark
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
Author Ken Follett is 69.
1939 – Margaret Drabble, English novelist, biographer, and critic
1941 – Spalding Gray, American writer, actor, and monologist (d. 2004)
1956 – Kenny G, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
1971 – Mark Wahlberg, American model, actor, producer, and rapper
1996 – William Leo Lindner-Vance, son of this announcer
…and on this day in history…
In 1794, Congress passed the Neutrality Act, which prohibited Americans from taking part in any military action against a country that was at peace with the United States.
In 1884, Civil War hero Gen. William T. Sherman refused the Republican presidential nomination, saying, "I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected."
In 1950, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Henderson v. United States, struck down racially segregated railroad dining cars.
1963 – Movement of 15 Khordad: Protests against the arrest of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini by the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In several cities, masses of angry demonstrators are confronted by tanks and paratroopers.
On June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after claiming victory in California's Democratic presidential primary at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles; assassin Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was arrested at the scene.
Ten years ago:
Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton met privately at the Washington home of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (FYN'-styn), the first such get-together since Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination.
Five years ago: The British newspaper The Guardian reported the National Security Agency was collecting the telephone records of millions of American customers of Verizon under a top secret court order.