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Almanac - Thursday 6/14/18

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Vegan Strawberry Shortcake From the cookbook: Are You Sure That's Vegan? by Claire Gosse www.areyousurethatsvegan.com. Photo taken by flickr user Brad Gosse

Today is Thursday, the 14th of June of 2018.

It is the 165th day of the year.

There are 200 days remaining until the end of the year.

7 days until summer begins...

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

(months and 23 days from today)

873 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 4 months and 20 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:47 am 

and sunset will be at 8:34 pm.

Tomorrow we will have 14 hours and 47 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:10 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:32 am 

and the next low tide at 6:18 pm.

The only high tide of the day will be at 1:49 pm.

A medium to medium-high pollen count. 6.9 today and tomorrow and 7.6 this weekend.

Sundown tonight is the end of the muslim holy month Ramadan and the beginning of the one day festival of Eid-El Fatir.  Mubarak Eid!

Yesterday was Rosh Chodesh Tamuz, the beginning of the Hebrew month of Tamuz.

Today is…

Army's Birthday

Family History Day

Flag Day

International Bath Day

National Bourbon Day

National Strawberry Shortcake Day

Own Your Share of America Day

Pause for the Pledge Day

Pop Goes The Weasel Day

World Blood Donor Day

It’s also…

Baltic Freedom Day

Mourning and Commemoration Day or Leinapäev in Estonia

Mourning and Hope Day in Lithuania

Day of Memory for Repressed People in Armenia

Freedom Day in Malawi

Liberation Day on the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

World Blood Donor Day

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

1811 – Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author and activist (d. 1896)

1904 – Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer and journalist (d. 1971)

1909 – Burl Ives, American actor and singer (d. 1995)

1925 – Pierre Salinger, American journalist and politician, 11th White House Press Secretary (d. 2004)

1928 – Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentinian-Cuban physician, author, guerrilla leader and politician (d. 1967)

1931 – Junior Walker, American saxophonist (d. 1995)

1932 – Joe Arpaio, American police officer and sheriff

1933 – Jerzy Kosiński, Polish-American novelist and screenwriter (d. 1991)

1946 – Donald Trump, American businessman, television personality and 45th President of the United States

1948 – Laurence Yep, American author and playwright

1949 – Harry Turtledove, American historian and author

1961 – Boy George, English singer-songwriter and producer

1969 – Steffi Graf, German tennis player

1978 – Diablo Cody, American director, producer, and screenwriter

1982 – Lang Lang, Chinese pianist

…and on this day in history….

1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.

1846 – Bear Flag Revolt begins: Anglo settlers in Sonoma, California, start a rebellion against Mexico and proclaim the California Republic.

1872 – Trade unions are legalized in Canada.

1900 – Hawaii becomes a United States territory.

1937 – Pennsylvania becomes the first (and only) state of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday.

1937 – U.S. House of Representatives passes the Marihuana Tax Act.

1951 – UNIVAC I is dedicated by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1954 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words "under God" into the United States Pledge of Allegiance.

1959 – Disneyland Monorail System, the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opens to the public in Anaheim, California.

1966 – The Vatican announces the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum ("index of prohibited books"), which was originally instituted in 1557.

2017 – London: A fire in a high-rise apartment building in North Kensington leaves at least 80 people dead and another 74 injured.

2017 – in Alexandria, VirginiaRepublican member of Congress and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana is shot while practicing for charity baseball.