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Almanac - Friday 6/7/19

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Donuts Puesto de donuts en Camden Town

  

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 Altitude:-33.27°

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

Today is…

Daniel Boone Day

Hug an Atheist Day

June Bug Day

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

National Doughnut Day

Trial Technology Day

VCR 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 RegionChile

Flag Day in Peru

Journalist Day in Argentina

Ludi Piscatorii as well as The first day of the Vestalia in the Roman Empire

Sette Giugno in Malta

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 WarIsraeli 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.