Almanac - Thursday 6/6/19
Today is Thursday, the 6th of June of 2019. It is the 157th day of the year...
208 days remain until the end of the year.
and 516 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 03 2020
(1 year 4 months and 28 days from today)
The sun rises at 5:48 am
and sunset will be at 8:30 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 42 minutes of daylight. Solar noon will be at 1:09 pm.
The first high tide was at 1:29 am
and the next high tide will be at 3:57 pm.
The first low tide will be at 8:24 am
and the next low tide at 8:23 pm.
A medium pollen count today and tomorrow, rising to a medium-to-high pollen count this weekend.
The Moon is currently 11.6% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction:7.25° N↑
Moon Distance:229540 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 9:02 am
National Huntington's Disease Awareness Day Today is also…
Queensland Day in the Australian state of Queensland
…and on this day in history…
In 1925, Walter Percy Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corp.
In 1933, the first drive-in movie theater was opened by Richard Hollingshead in Camden County, New Jersey. (The movie shown was "Wives Beware," starring Adolphe Menjou.)
In 1939, the first Little League game was played as Lundy Lumber defeated Lycoming Dairy 23-8 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
1944 – World War II: The Allied invasion of Normandy—codenamed Operation Overlord—begins with the execution of Operation Neptune (commonly referred to as D-Day), the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.
In 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, 25 1/2 hours after he was shot by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan
In 1978, California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 13, a primary ballot initiative calling for major cuts in property taxes.
In 1982, Israeli forces invaded Lebanon to drive Palestine Liberation Organization fighters out of the country. (The Israelis withdrew in June 1985.)
1985 – The grave of "Wolfgang Gerhard" is opened in Embu, Brazil; the exhumed remains are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz's "Angel of Death"; Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February 1979.
2002 – Eastern Mediterranean event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1936 – Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer for the Four Tops (d. 2008)
1939 – Gary U.S. Bonds, American singer-songwriter
1949 – Holly Near, American folk singer-songwriter
1952 – Playwright-actor Harvey Fierstein
1967 – Actor Paul Giamatti