Almanac - Monday 6/3/19
Today is Monday, June 3, the 154th day of 2019. There are 211 days left in the year...
and 519 days until presidential elections...
on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 4 months and 31 days from today)
The sun rises at 5:49 am
and the sun sets at 8:28 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 39 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:08 pm.
The first low tide will be at 6:11am
and the next low tide at 5:50 pm.
The only high tide of the day will be at 1:25 pm.
The Moon is 0.1% visible; a Near New Moon (Waxing Crescent)
Moon Direction: 52.05° NE↑
Moon Altitude : -14.07°
Moon Distance: 234384 mi
Next Full Moon: Monday June 17, 2019 at 1:30 am
Next New Moon: Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 12:16 pm
Next Moonrise: Today at 6:12 am
Today is also…
Mabo Day in Australia
as it was on this day in 1839 – In Humen, China, Lin Tse-hsü destroys 1.2 million kg of opium confiscated from British merchants, providing Britain with a casus belli to open hostilities, resulting in the First Opium War.
1904 – Jan Peerce, American tenor and actor (d. 1984)
1906 – Josephine Baker, French actress, singer, and dancer; French Resistance operative (d. 1975)
1924 – Jimmy Rogers, American singer and guitarist (d. 1997)
1929 – Chuck Barris, American game show host and producer (d. 2017)
1950 – Suzi Quatro, American-English singer-songwriter, bass player, producer, and actress
1967 – TV host Anderson Cooper is 52.
…and on this day in history…
1492 Martin Behaim presents the world's first globe:
The German geographer called his terrestrial globe Erdapfel, or Earth Apple. It is kept in a darkened room at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, Germany.
In 1948, the 200-inch reflecting Hale Telescope at the Palomar Mountain Observatory in California was dedicated.
In 1965, astronaut Edward H. White became the first American to "walk" in space during the flight of Gemini 4.
In 1968, pop artist Andy Warhol was shot and critically wounded at his New York film studio, known as "The Factory," by Valerie Solanas, an actress and self-styled militant feminist who ended up serving three years in prison for assault.
In 2008, Barack Obama claimed the Democratic presidential nomination, speaking in the same St. Paul, Minnesota, arena where Republicans would be holding their national convention in September 2008.
Ten years ago in 2009: New Hampshire became the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage.