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Almanac - Tuesday 6/11/19

German chocolate cake

Today is Tuesday, the 11th of June of 2019.

It is the 162nd day of the year.

203 days remain until the end of the year.

11 days until summer begins

511 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 4 months and 24 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:47 am 

and sunset will be at 8:32 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 45 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:09 pm

The first low tide was at 1:25 am 

and the next low tide at 1:03 pm.

The first high tide will be at 7:07 am 

and the final high tide at 8:08 pm.

The Moon is 64.5% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:305.74° NW

Moon Altitude:-35.34°

Moon Distance:231359 mi

Next Full Moon: Monday June 17, 2019 at 1:30 am

Today is…

Call Your Doctor Day

Corn on the Cob Day

Cousteau Day

King Kamehameha Day

National German Chocolate Cake Day

National Making Life Beautiful Day

World Pet Memorial Day

Today is also….

American Evacuation Day in Libya

Birthday of Prince Henrik in Denmark

Brazilian Navy commemorative day in Brazil

Davis Day in Cape BretonNova ScotiaCanada

Student Day in Honduras

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

1864 – Richard Strauss, German composer and conductor (d. 1949)

1888 – Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian-American anarchist and convicted criminal (d. 1927)

1910 – Jacques Cousteau, French biologist, author, and inventor, co-developed the aqua-lung (d. 1997)

1913 – Vince Lombardi, American football player, coach, and manager (d. 1970)

1920 – Shelly Manne, American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 1984)

1930 – Charles Rangel, American soldier, lawyer, and politician

1932 – Athol Fugard, South African-American actor, director, and playwright

1933 – Gene Wilder, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2016)

1939 – Jackie Stewart, Scottish race car driver and sportscaster

1956 – Joe Montana, American football player and sportscaster

1959 – Hugh Laurie, English actor and screenwriter

1960 – Doctor Mehmet Oz, American surgeon, author, and television host

1986 – Shia LaBeouf, American actor

Actor Peter Bergman is 66.

Actor Peter Dinklage is 50

…and on this day in history…

1509 – Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.

1770 – British explorer Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.

1892 – The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.

1895 – Paris–Bordeaux–Paris, sometimes called the first automobile race in history or the "first motor race", takes place.

1919 – Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the U.S. Triple Crown.

1920 – During the U.S. Republican National Convention in Chicago, U.S. Republican Party leaders gathered in a room at the Blackstone Hotel to come to a consensus on their candidate for the U.S. presidential election, leading the Associated Press to coin the political phrase "smoke-filled room".

1935 – Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.

1936 – The London International Surrealist Exhibition opens.

1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island. The three prisoners staged an escape, leaving the island on a makeshift raft; they were never found or heard from again.

1963 – American Civil Rights MovementGovernor of Alabama George Wallace defiantly stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, from attending that school. Later in the day, accompanied by federalized National Guardtroops, they are able to register.

1963 – Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.

1970 – After being appointed on May 15Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so.

1971 – The U.S. Government forcibly removes the last holdouts to the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz, ending 19 months of control.

In 1985, Karen Ann Quinlan, the comatose patient whose case prompted a historic right-to-die court decision, died in Morris Plains, New Jersey, at age 31.

In 1986, the John Hughes comedy "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," starring Matthew Broderick, was released by Paramount Pictures.

In 1987, Margaret Thatcher became the first British prime minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term of office as her Conservatives held onto a reduced majority in Parliament.

In 1993, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that people who commit "hate crimes" motivated by bigotry may be sentenced to extra punishment; the court also ruled religious groups had a constitutional right to sacrifice animals in worship services. The Steven Spielberg science-fiction film "Jurassic Park" opened in wide release two days after its world premiere in Washington, D.C.

1998 – Compaq Computer pays US$9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.

2001 – Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

2002 – Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.

2004 – Cassini–Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.

2008 – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes a historic official apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to abuses at a Canadian Indian residential school.

2010 – The first African FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Africa.

2013 – Greece's public broadcaster ERT is shut down by then-prime minister Antonis Samaras.

2015 – Greece's public broadcaster ERT is reopened by then-prime minister Alexis Tsipras.

2018 – United States President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea held the first meeting between leaders of their two countries in Singapore.