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Almanac - Wednesday 6/5/19

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Today is Wednesday, the 5th of June of 2019. It is the 156th day of the year....

209 days remain until the end of the year.

16 days until summer begins

517 days until presidential election on Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 4 months and 29 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:48 am 

and sunset will be at 8:29 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 41 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:08 pm.

The first high tide was at 12:44 am 

and the next high tide at 3:06 pm.

The first low tide will be at 7:36 am 

and the next low tide at 7:26 pm.

The Moon is 5.4% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction:27.63° NNE↑

Moon Altitude:-25.57°

Moon Distance:230583 mi

Next Moonrise:Today7:58 am

First Quarter Moon in 6 days on Sunday the 9th of June of 2019 at 10:59 pm

Full Moon in 13 days on a Monday, the 17th of June of 2019 at 1:31 am

Last Quarter Moon in 21 days on a Tuesday the 25th of June of 2019 at 2:46 am

New Moon in 28 days on Tuesday the 2nd of July of 2019 at 12:16 pm

Also a Total Solar Eclipse occurs on this day

Today is…

Apple II Day

Festival of Popular Delusions Day

Global Running Day

Hot Air Balloon Day

National Attitude Day

National Gingerbread Day

National Tailors' Day

National Veggie Burger Day

Sausage Roll Day

Today is also…

Arbor Day in New Zealand

Constitution Day, as well as Father's Day in Denmark

Feast of Núr, in the Bahá'í Faith

Indian Arrival Day in Suriname

Khordad Movement Anniversary in Iran

Liberation Day in Seychelles

President's Day in Equatorial Guinea

Reclamation Day in Azerbaijan

World Day Against Speciesism

World Environment Day

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

1850 – Pat Garrett, American sheriff (d. 1908)

1868 – James Connolly, Scottish-born Irish rebel leader (d. 1916)

1878 – Pancho Villa, Mexican general and politician, Governor of Chihuahua (d. 1923)

1883 – John Maynard Keynes, English economist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1946)

1898 – Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet, playwright, and director (d. 1936)

1919 – Richard Scarry, American-Swiss author and illustrator (d. 1994)

1924 – Art Donovan, American football player and radio host (d. 2013)

1934 – Bill Moyers, American journalist, 13th White House Press Secretary

1937 – Hélène Cixous, French author, poet, and critic

1939 – Joe Clark, Canadian journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Canada

1939 – Margaret Drabble, English novelist, biographer, and critic

1941 – Spalding Gray, American writer, actor, and monologist (d. 2004)

1947 – Laurie Anderson, American singer-songwriter and violinist

1949 – Ken Follett, Welsh author

1951 – Suze Orman, American financial adviser, author, and television host

1971 – Mark Wahlberg, American model, actor, producer, and rapper

1996 – William Lindner-Vance, this announcer’s son. Happy Birthday, Will.  I’m proud of you!  And I Love You! 

…and on this day in history….

AD 70 – Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.

In 1794, Congress passed the Neutrality Act, which prohibited Americans from taking part in any military action against a country that was at peace with the United States.

1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly, starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.

1883 – The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.

1893 – Lizzie Borden's trial begins in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on the subject of the Borden Murders.

1915 – Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage.

1916 – Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court; he is the first American Jew to hold such a position.

In 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall gave a speech at Harvard University in which he outlined an aid program for Europe that came to be known as The Marshall Plan.

1949 – Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first female member of Thailand's Parliament.

In 1950, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Henderson v. United States, struck down racially segregated railroad dining cars.

1956 – Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.

1975 – The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.

1981 – The "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report" of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that five people in Los Angeles, California, have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.

1989 – The Tank Man halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

2004 – Noël Mamère, Mayor of Bègles, celebrates marriage for two men for the first time in France.

Ten years ago in 2009: President Barack Obama, while visiting Germany, became the first U.S. president to tour the Buchenwald concentration camp, where he honored the 56,000 who died at the hands of the Nazis.

Five years ago in 2014: President Barack Obama said he "absolutely makes no apologies" for seeking the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, vigorously defending an exchange that caused controversy.

One year ago in 2018:The Miss America pageant announced that it was eliminating the swimsuit competition from the event; the new head of the organization’s board of trustees, Gretchen Carlson, said on ABC, “We’re not going to judge you on your appearance because we are interested in what makes you you.”