Almanac - Friday 6/7/19
Today is Friday, the 7th of June of 2019. It is the 158th day of the year...
207 days remain until the end of the year. 14 days until summer begins and 515 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020 ...
(1 year 4 months and 27 days from today)
The sun rises at 5:48 am
and sunset will be at 8:31 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 43 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:09 pm.
The first high tide was at 2:20 am
and the next high tide will be at 4:50 pm.
The first low tide will be at 9:15 am
and the final low tide at 9:31 pm.
The Moon is 20.2% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction:356.03° N↑
Moon Distance:229033 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 10:09 am
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
Today is also…
Anniversary of the Memorandum of the Slovak Nation
Birthday of Prince Joachim in Denmark
Battle of Arica Day in the Arica y Parinacota Region, Chile
Ludi Piscatorii as well as The first day of the Vestalia in the Roman Empire
Union Dissolution Day in Norway
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
156 BC – Emperor Wu of Han (d. 87 BC)
1848 – Paul Gauguin, French painter and sculptor (d. 1903)
1896 – Imre Nagy, Hungarian soldier and politician, 44th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1958)
1897 – George Szell, Hungarian-American conductor and composer (d. 1970)
1917 – Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (d. 2000)
1917 – Dean Martin, American singer, actor, and producer (d. 1995)
1940 – Tom Jones, Welsh singer and actor
1944 – Clarence White, American guitarist and singer (The Byrds) (d. 1973)
1952 – Liam Neeson, Irish-American actor
1952 – Orhan Pamuk, Turkish-American novelist, screenwriter, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1953 – Johnny Clegg, English-South African singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954 – Louise Erdrich, American novelist and poet
1955 – William Forsythe, American actor and producer
1958 – Prince, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and actor (d. 2016)
1959 – Mike Pence, 48th Vice President of the United States
1981 – Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player
…and on this day in history…
1776 – Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress. The motion is seconded by John Adams and will lead to the United States Declaration of Independence.
1862 – The United States and the United Kingdom agree in the Lyons–Seward Treaty to suppress the African slave trade.
1892 – Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to leave his seat in the "whites-only" car of a train; he lost the resulting court case, Plessy v. Ferguson.
1899 – American Temperance crusader Carrie Nation begins her campaign of vandalizing alcohol-serving establishments by destroying the inventory in a saloon in Kiowa, Kansas.
1938 – The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight.
1946 – The United Kingdom's BBC returns to broadcasting its television service, which has been off air for seven years because of the Second World War.
1965 – The Supreme Court of the United States hands down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, prohibiting the states from criminalizing the use of contraceptionby married couples.
1967 – Six-Day War: Israeli soldiers enter Jerusalem.
1981 – The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq's Osiraq nuclear reactor during Operation Opera.
1982 – Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.
1991 – Mount Pinatubo erupts, generating an ash column 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) high.