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Almanac - Monday 6/18/18

Sushi de Pepino, taken by flickr user Maurício Kanno"

Today is Monday, 18th of June of 2018

It is the 169th day of the year

There are 196 days remaining until the end of the year.

3 days until summer begins...

141 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018

(4 months and 19 days from today)

869 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 4 months and 16 days from today)

a slightly declining medium reading in the pollen count from 6.9 to 5.7 in the next few days

The sun rose at 5:48 am 

and sunset will be at 8:35 pm.

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

Solar noon will be at 1:11 pm.

The first high tide was at 3:13 am

and the next high tide will be at 5:18 pm.

The first low tide will be at 9:55 am 

and the next low tide at 10:40 pm.

The Moon is 28.8% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction: ↑ 348.53° NNW

Moon Altitude: -39.42°

Moon Distance: 229094 mi

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

Next New Moon: Thursday July 12, 2018 at 7:47 pm

Next Moonrise: Today at 11:19 am

Today is…

Autistic Pride Day

Go Fishing Day

International Panic Day

International Picnic Day

International Sushi Day

National Splurge Day

Ride Motorcycles to Work Day

It’s also...

Foundation Day in Benguet, a province in the Philippines on the Island of Luzon

Human Rights Day in Azerbaijan

National Day in Seychelles

Queen Mother's Birthday in Cambodia

Waterloo Day in United Kingdom

as it was on this day in 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte met his Waterloo as British and Prussian troops defeated the French in Belgium.

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

1903 – Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (d. 1965)

1913 – Sammy Cahn, American pianist and composer (d. 1993)

1913 – Sylvia Porter, American economist and journalist (d. 1991)

1936 – Barack Obama Sr., Kenyan economist (d. 1982)

1942 – Roger Ebert, American journalist, critic, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1942 – Thabo Mbeki, South African politician, 23rd President of South Africa

1942 – Paul McCartney, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1952 – Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

…and on this day in history…

1873 – Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.

1923 – Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets.

1940 – The "Finest Hour" speech is delivered by Winston Churchill.

1948 – Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America's first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger on a six-day mission.