Almanac - Wednesday 6/5/19
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 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 also…
Arbor Day in New Zealand
Feast of Núr, in the Bahá'í Faith
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To you! You share this special day with…
1898 – Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet, playwright, and director (d. 1936)
1924 – Art Donovan, American football player and radio host (d. 2013)
1939 – Margaret Drabble, English novelist, biographer, and critic
1941 – Spalding Gray, American writer, actor, and monologist (d. 2004)
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….
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.
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.
In 1950, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Henderson v. United States, struck down racially segregated railroad dining cars.
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.
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.”