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Almanac - Monday 6/3/19

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flickr user Christine Riggle
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Bicycle Walbridge Street, Allston MA

  

Today is Monday, June 3, the 154th day of 2019. There are 211 days left in the year...

18 days until summer begins

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…

Chimborazo Day

Impersonate Authority Day

Love Conquers All Day

National "Thank God It's Monday" Day

National Chocolate Macaroon Day

National Egg Day

National Itch Day

National Leave the Office Early Day

Repeat Day

World Clubfoot Day

Today is also…

Confederate Memorial Day in KentuckyLouisiana, and Tennessee

World Bicycle Day

Economist day in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mabo Day in Australia

as it was on this day in 1992 – Aboriginal land rights are granted in Australia in Mabo v Queensland (No 2), a case brought by Eddie Mabo.

Opium Suppression Movement Day in Taiwan

as it was on this day in 1839 – In Humen, ChinaLin 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.

Today's Birthdays:

1808 – Jefferson Davis, American colonel and politician, President of the Confederate States of America (d. 1889)

1877 – Raoul Dufy, French painter and illustrator (d. 1953)

1897 – Memphis Minnie, American singer-songwriter (d. 1973)

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)

1925 – Tony Curtis, American actor (d. 2010)

1926 – Allen Ginsberg, American poet (d. 1997)

1929 – Chuck Barris, American game show host and producer (d. 2017)

1930 – Marion Zimmer Bradley, American author and poet (d. 1999)

1931 – Raúl Castro, Cuban commander and politician, 18th President of Cuba

1936 – Larry McMurtry, American novelist and screenwriter

1942 – Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1999)

1950 – Suzi Quatro, American-English singer-songwriter, bass player, producer, and actress

1961 -- Lawrence Lessig, American lawyer, academic, and author, founded the Creative Commons

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.

1539 – Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain.

1889 – The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles (23 km) between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.

1937 – The Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson.

1943 – In Los Angeles, California, white U.S. Navy sailors and Marines clash with Latino youths in the Zoot Suit Riots

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.

1989 – The government of China sends troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.

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.

2012 – The pageant for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II takes place on the River Thames.

2013 – The trial of United States Army private Chelsea Manning for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks begins in Fort Meade, Maryland.