Almanac - Tuesday 6/4/19
Today is Tuesday, June 4, 2019. It is the 155th day of the year....
210 days remain until the end of the year.
518 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 4 months and 30 days from today)
The sun rose at 5:48 am
and sunset will be at 8:29 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 41 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:08 pm.
The first high tide was at 12:02am
and the next high tide will be at 2:15 pm.
The first low tide will be at 6:52 am
and the next low tide at 6:36 pm.
The Moon is 1.6% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Next Full Moon:Jun 17, 20191:30 am
Next New Moon:Jul 2, 201912:16 pm
Next Moonrise:Today7:02 am
Today is also…
Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 Memorial Day (International)
if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1924 – Dennis Weaver, American actor and director (d. 2006)
1930 – Morgana King, American singer and actress (d. 2018)
1932 – Oliver Nelson, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1975)
1936 – Bruce Dern, American actor
1944 – Michelle Phillips, American singer-songwriter and actress
1951 – Melanie Phillips, English journalist and author
1956 – John Hockenberry, American journalist and author
1975 – Angelina Jolie, American actress, filmmaker, humanitarian, and activist
…and on this day in history…
1917 – The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for biography (for Julia Ward Howe). Jean Jules Jusserand receives the first Pulitzer for history for his work With Americans of Past and Present Days. Herbert B. Swope receives the first Pulitzer for journalism for his work for the New York World.
1939 – The Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, in the United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Nazi concentration camps.
1940 – World War II: The Dunkirk evacuation ends: British forces complete evacuation of 338,000 troops from Dunkirk in France. To rally the morale of the country, Winston Churchill delivers, only to the House of Commons, his famous "We shall fight on the beaches" speech.
1961 – Cold War: In the Vienna summit, the Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev sparks the Berlin Crisis by threatening to sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany and ending American, British and French access to East Berlin.
1989 – Solidarity's victory in the first (somewhat) free parliamentary elections in post-war Poland sparks off a succession of peaceful anti-communistrevolutions in Eastern Europe, leads to the creation of the so-called Contract Sejm and begins the Autumn of Nations.