Almanac - Wednesday 6/19/19
Today is Wednesday, the 19th of June of 2019...
It is the 170th day of the year.
195 days remain until the end of the year.
503 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 03 2020
(1 year 4 months and 15 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 transit will be at 1:11 pm.
The first high tide was at 12:42am
and the next high tide will be at 3:06 pm.
The first low tide will be at 7:38 am
and the next low tide at 7:34 pm.
The Moon is 95.4% visible; a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction:205.56° SSW↑
Moon Distance:246810 mi
Next New Moon: Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 12:16 pm
Next Full Moon: Tuesday July 16, 2019 at 2:38 pm
Next Moonset: Today7:51 am
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share your special day with…
1897 – Moe Howard, American comedian (d. 1975)
1914 – Lester Flatt, American bluegrass singer-songwriter, guitarist, and mandolin player (d. 1979)
1945 – Tobias Wolff, American short story writer, memoirist, and novelist
1948 – Phylicia Rashad, American actress
1950 – Ann Wilson, American singer-songwriter and musician
1978 – Zoe Saldana, American actress
…and on this day in history…
1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Hoboken, New Jersey's Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23–1. Cartwright umpired.
1865 – Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 41 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.
2012 – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requested asylum in London's Ecuadorian Embassy for fear of extradition to the US after publication of previously classified documents including footage of civilian killings by the US army.