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Almanac - Monday 6/10/19

flickr user Melanie Levi
Iced Tea, of course.

Today is Monday, the 10th of June of 2019...

It is the 161st day of the year. 

204 days remain until the end of the year.

11 Days until Summer Solstice.

and 511 days until presidential elections.

The sun rises at 5:47 am 

and sunset will be at 8:32 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 45 minutes of daylight. 

Solar noon will be at 1:09 pm.

The first low tide will be at 12:11 am 

and the next low tide at 12:05 pm. 

The first high tide will be at 5:43 am 

and the next high tide at 7:23 pm.

The moon is currently 53.3 % visible, a waxing gibbous moon

Full Moon in 7 days on Monday the 17th of June of 2019 at 1:31 am

Last Quarter Moon in15 days on Tuesday the 25th of June of 2019 at 2:46 am

New Moon in 22 days on Tuesday the 2nd of July of 2019 at 12:16 pm, as well as a Total Solar Eclipse

First Quarter Moon in 28 days on a Tuesday the 9th of July of 2019 at 3:55 am

Today is...

Alcoholics Anonymous Founders' Day

as it was on this day in 1935 – Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.

Ballpoint Pen Day

Mom's Equal Pay Day

National Black Cow Day

National Herb and Spice Day

National Iced Tea Day

Today is also...

Abolition Day in French Guiana

Army Day in Jordan

Navy Day in Italy

Portugal Day, also Day of Camões (Portugal and the Portuguese communities)

Reconciliation Day in the Republic of the Congo

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

1886 – Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor and producer (d. 1973)

1895 – Hattie McDaniel, American actress (d. 1952)

1910 – Howlin' Wolf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)

1911 – Ralph Kirkpatrick, American harpsichord player and musicologist (d. 1984)

1915 – Saul Bellow, Canadian-American novelist, essayist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)

Britain's Prince Philip is 98.

Attorney F. Lee Bailey is 86.

1922 – Judy Garland, American singer, actress, and vaudevillian (d. 1969)

1925 – Nat Hentoff, American historian, author, and journalist (d. 2017)

1928 – Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)

1931 – João Gilberto, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1941 – Mickey Jones, American drummer (d. 2018)

1942 – Preston Manning, Canadian politician

1947 – Ken Singleton, American baseball player and sportscaster

1959 – Eliot Spitzer, American lawyer and politician, 54th Governor of New York

1971 – Bobby Jindal, American journalist and politician, 55th Governor of Louisiana

1982 – Tara Lipinski, American figure skater

...and on this day in history...

671 – Emperor Tenji of Japan introduces a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measures time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu.

1829 – The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on the Thames in London.

1947 – Saab produces its first automobile.

1957 – John Diefenbaker leads the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada to a stunning upset in the Canadian federal election, 1957, ending 22 years of Liberal Party government.

1963 – The Equal Pay Act of 1963, aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex, was signed into law by John F. Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program.

1964 – United States Senate breaks a 75-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, leading to the bill's passage.

On June 10, 1967, six days of war in the Mideast involving Israel, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq ended as Israel and Syria accepted a United Nations-mediated cease-fire.

In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon lifted a two-decades-old trade embargo on China.

1980 – The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.

In 1990, Alberto Fujimori (foo-jee-MOHR'-ee) was elected president of Peru by a narrow margin over novelist Mario Vargas Llosa. Also on this day, Two members of the rap group 2 Live Crew were arrested in Hollywood, Florida (they and a third band member were later acquitted of obscenity charges).

2001 – Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint, Saint Rafqa.

2002 – The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.

2003 – The Spirit rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.