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Almanac - Thursday 6/13/19

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Today is Thursday, June 13, the 164th day of 2019...

There are 201 days left in the year. 

8 days until summer begins 

and 509 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 4 months and 21 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:47 am 

and the sun sets at 8:33 pm.

In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that t

The first low tide was at 3:22 am

and the next low tide will be at 2:49 pm.

The first high tide will be at 9:46 am 

and the next high tide at 9:31 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 46 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:10 pm.

The Moon is 83.7% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

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 4:57 pm

Today is…

National Career Nursing Assistants' Day

National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

Random Acts of Light Day

Sewing Machine Day

Weed Your Garden Day

Today is also…

Inventors' Day in Hungary

Suleimaniah City Fallen and Martyrs Day in Iraqi Kurdistan

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

1865 – W. B. Yeats, Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1939)

1892 – Basil Rathbone, South African-born British-American actor (d. 1967)

1893 – Dorothy L. Sayers, English author and poet (d. 1957)

1899 – Carlos Chávez, Mexican composer, conductor, and journalist, founded the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra (d. 1978)

1926 – Paul Lynde, American actor and comedian (d. 1982)

1927 – Slim Dusty, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)

1931 – Irvin D. Yalom, American psychotherapist and academic

1935 – Christo, Bulgarian-French sculptor and painter

1935 – Jeanne-Claude, Moroccan sculptor and painter (d. 2009)

1943 – Malcolm McDowell, English actor and producer

1944 – Ban Ki-moon, South Korean politician and diplomat, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations

1963 – Audrey Niffenegger, American author and academic

1986 – Ashley Olsen, American child actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman

1986 – Mary-Kate Olsen, American child actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman

…and on this day in history…

1774 – Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.

In 1842, Queen Victoria became the first British monarch to ride on a train, traveling from Slough Railway Station to Paddington in 25 minutes.

1893 – Grover Cleveland notices a rough spot in his mouth and on July 1 undergoes secret, successful surgery to remove a large, cancerous portion of his jaw; the operation was not revealed to the public until 1917, nine years after the president's death.

1898 – Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.

1927 – Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.

On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional right to consult with an attorney and to remain silent.

1967 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

1971 – Vietnam WarThe New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers.

In 1978, the movie musical "Grease," starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, had its world premiere in New York.

In 1993, Canada's Progressive Conservative Party chose Defense Minister Kim Campbell to succeed Brian Mulroney (muhl-ROO'-nee) as prime minister; she was the first woman to hold the post.

1994 – A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.

2000 – President Kim Dae-jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.

2002 – The United States withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty