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Almanac - Tuesday 6/18/19

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Today is Tuesday, the 18th of June of 2019... 

It is the 169th day of the year.  196 days remain until the end of the year.  3 days until summer begins and 504 days until Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 4 months and 16 days from today)

the sun rises at 5:48 am 

and sunset will be at 8:35 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 47 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:11 pm.

The first high tide was at 12:05am 

and the next high tide will be at 2:22 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:59 am 

and the next low tide at 6:47 pm.

The Moon is 98.6% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction: 228.08° SW↑

Moon Altitude: 11.85°

Moon Distance: 244738 mi
Next New Moon: Jul 2, 2019 12:16 pm

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

Next Moonset: Today 6:58 am

Today is…

Autistic Pride Day

Go Fishing Day

International Panic Day

International Picnic Day

International Sushi Day

National Cherry Tart Day

National Splurge Day

Today is also…

Foundation Day Benguet province in The Philippines

Human Rights Day in Azerbaijan

National Day in Seychelles

Queen Mother's Birthday in Cambodia

Waterloo Day in United Kingdom

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

1884 – Édouard Daladier, French captain and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1970)

1903 – Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (d. 1965)

1913 – Sammy Cahn, American pianist and composer (d. 1993)

1913 – Sylvia Porter, American economist and journalist (d. 1991)

1913 – Robert Mondavi, American winemaker and philanthropist (d. 2008)

1914 – E. G. Marshall, American actor (d. 1998)

1937 – Jay Rockefeller, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of West Virginia

1942 – Thabo Mbeki, South African politician, 23rd President of South Africa

1942 – Paul McCartney, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1949 – Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator

1952 – Carol Kane, American actress

1952 – Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

1964 – Uday Hussein, Iraqi commander (d. 2003)

1973 – Julie Depardieu, French actress

…and on this day in history….

1429 – French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years' War.

In 1778, American forces entered Philadelphia as the British withdrew during the Revolutionary War.

In 1812, the War of 1812 began as the United States Congress approved, and President James Madison signed, a declaration of war against Britain.

1815 – Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time.

1873 – Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.

1908 – Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the ship Kasato-Maru.

1923 – Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets.

1928 – Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean (she is a passenger; Wilmer Stultz is the pilot and Lou Gordon the mechanic).

In 1940, during World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged his countrymen to conduct themselves in a manner that would prompt future generations to say, "This was their finest hour." Charles de Gaulle delivered a speech on the BBC in which he rallied his countrymen after the fall of France to Nazi Germany.

1945 – William Joyce ("Lord Haw-Haw") is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II.

1948 – Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson and Japanese Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda spoke to each other by telephone as they inaugurated the first trans-Pacific cable completed by AT&T between Japan and Hawaii.

On June 18, 1979, President Jimmy Carter and Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev signed the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty in Vienna.

In 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America's first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger on a six-day mission.

In 1992, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Georgia v. McCollum, ruled that criminal defendants could not use race as a basis for excluding potential jurors from their trials.

In 1996, Richard Allen Davis was convicted in San Jose, California, of the 1993 kidnap-murder of 12-year-old Polly Klaas of Petaluma. (Davis remains on death row.)

Ten years ago, in 2009: Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Tehran again, joining opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi (meer hoh-SAYN' moo-SAH'-vee) to mourn demonstrators killed in clashes over Iran's disputed presidential election.

Five years ago, in 2014 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the Washington Redskins' name was "disparaging of Native Americans" and should be stripped of trademark protection.