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Almanac - Monday 6/17/19

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Vegan buffet food at The Green Room in the amusement park Liseberg - Gothenburg, Sweden

Today is Monday, the 17th of June of 2019.  It is the 168th day of the year.  197 days remain until the end of the year.  4 days until summer begins and 505 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 4 months and 17 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:47 am 

and sunset will be at 8:35 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 48 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:11 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:19am 

and the next low tide at 6:00 pm.

The only high tide of the day will be at 1:35 pm.

Moon: 100.0%

In June, the full moon is called the Full Strawberry Moon.  In the Colonial areas, this was a time to gather ripening strawberries. It has also been called the Rose Moon and the Hot Moon.

Moon Direction: 230.07° SW↑

Moon Altitude: 11.19°

Moon Distance: 242386 mi

Next New Moon: Jul 2, 2019 12:16 pm

Next Full Moon: Jul 16, 2019 2:38 pm

Next Moonset: Today 6:08 am

Today is…

Global Garbage Man Day

National Apple Strudel Day

National Eat Your Vegetables Day

Ride to Work Day

Stewart's Root Beer Day

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Today is also…

Father's Day in El SalvadorGuatemala

Icelandic National Day, celebrates the independence of Iceland from Kingdom of Denmark in 1944.

Occupation of the Latvian Republic Day

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Zemla Intifada Day (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic)

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

1818 – Charles Gounod, French composer and academic (d. 1893)

1871 – James Weldon Johnson, American author, journalist, and activist (d. 1938)

1882 – Igor Stravinsky, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1971)

1898 – M. C. Escher, Dutch illustrator (d. 1972)

1904 – Ralph Bellamy, American actor (d. 1991)

1910 – Red Foley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1968)

1916 – Terry Gilkyson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)

1942 – Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian politician, Vice President of EgyptNobel Prize laureate

1943 – Newt Gingrich, American historian and politician, 58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

1943 – Barry Manilow, American singer-songwriter and producer

1945 – Art Bell, American broadcaster and author, founder and the original host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM (d. 2018)

1951 – Starhawk, American author and activist

1951 – Joe Piscopo, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter

1958 – Jello Biafra, American singer-songwriter and producer

1970 – Will Forte, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter

1980 – Venus Williams, American tennis player

1987 – Kendrick Lamar, American rapper

…and on this day in history…

1579 – Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England.

1631 – Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, will spend the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.

1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

1901 – The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.

1932 – Bonus Army: Around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.

1960 – The Nez Perce tribe is awarded $4 million for 7 million acres (28,000 km2) of land undervalued at four cents/acre in the 1863 treaty.

1963 – The United States Supreme Court rules 8–1 in Abington School District v. Schempp against requiring the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord's Prayer in public schools.

1972 – Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burgling the offices of the Democratic National Committee, in an attempt by some members of the Republican party to illegally wiretap the opposition.

1994 – Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O. J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.