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Alamanc - Thursday 6/7/18

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Today Thursday, 7th of June of 2018 is the 158th day of the year.

There are 207 days remaining until the end of the year....

152 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 06 2018

(4 months and 30 days from today)

880 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 03 2020

(2 years 4 months and 27 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:48 am 

and the sun will set tonight at 8:31 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 43 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:09 pm.

The first low tide was at 1:15 am

and the next low tide will be at 12:37 pm.

The first high tide will be at 6:26 am 

and the next high tide at 7:49 pm.

Pollen count is considered medium for the rest of the week, between 6.6 to 6.9, then jumps to a medium high count of 8 on Monday.

Moon: 42.7%

Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: ↑ 134.29° SE

Moon Altitude: 34.74°

Moon Distance: 243957 mi


Next New Moon: Wednesday June 13, 201812:43 pm

Next Full Moon: June 27, 20189:53 pm

Next Moonset: Today at 1:57 pm

Today is…

Daniel Boone Day

June Bug Day

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

National Moonshine Day

Trial Technology Day


It’s also…

Anniversary of the Memorandum of the Slovak Nation (Slovakia)

Birthday of Prince Joachim (Denmark)

Battle of Arica Day (Arica y Parinacota RegionChile)

Flag Day (Peru)

Journalist Day (Argentina)

Ludi Piscatorii (Roman Empire)

Sette Giugno (Malta)

The first day of the Vestalia (Roman Empire)

Union Dissolution Day (Norway)

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you!  You share this day with

156 BC – Emperor Wu of Han (d. 87 BC)

1778 – Beau Brummell, English cricketer and fashion designer (d. 1840)

1848 – Paul Gauguin, French painter and sculptor (d. 1903)

1897 – George Szell, Hungarian-American conductor and composer (d. 1970)

1909 – Virginia Apgar, American anesthesiologist and pediatrician, developed the Apgar test (d. 1974)

1909 – Peter W. Rodino, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 2005)

1909 – Jessica Tandy, English-American actress (d. 1994)

1917 – Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (d. 2000)

1917 – Dean Martin, American singer, actor, and producer (d. 1995)

1940 – Tom Jones, Welsh singer and actor

1944 – Clarence White, American guitarist and singer (The Byrds) (d. 1973

1952 – Liam Neeson, Irish-American actor

1952 – Orhan Pamuk, Turkish-American novelist, screenwriter, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

1953 – Johnny Clegg, English-South African singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 – Louise Erdrich, American novelist and poet

1955 – William Forsythe, American actor and producer

1958 – Prince, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and actor (d. 2016)

1959 – Mike Pence, 48th Vice President of the United States

1978 – Bill Hader, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter

…and on this day in history…

1788 – French RevolutionDay of the Tiles: Civilians in Grenoble toss roof tiles and various objects down upon royal troops.

1892 – Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to leave his seat in the "whites-only" car of a train; he lost the resulting court case, Plessy v. Ferguson.

1899 – American Temperance crusader Carrie Nation begins her campaign of vandalizing alcohol-serving establishments by destroying the inventory in a saloon in Kiowa, Kansas.

1946 – The United Kingdom's BBC returns to broadcasting its television service, which has been off air for seven years because of the Second World War.

1955 – Lux Radio Theatre signs off the air permanently. The show launched in New York in 1934, and featured radio adaptations of Broadway shows and popular films.

1965 – The Supreme Court of the United States hands down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, prohibiting the states from criminalizing the use of contraception by married couples.

1967 – Six-Day WarIsraeli soldiers enter Jerusalem.

1975 – Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public

1977 – Five hundred million people watch the high day of the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II begin on television.

1981 – The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq's Osiraq nuclear reactor during Operation Opera.

1982 – Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.

1991 – Mount Pinatubo erupts, generating an ash column 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) high.