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Almanac - Thursday 6/20/19

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Today is Thursday, the 20th of June of 2019...

It is the 171st day of the year. 

194 days remain until the end of the year.  

1 day until summer begins

and 502 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 4 months and 14 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.

The first high tide was at 1:21 am

The first low tide will be at 8:17 am 

Solar noon will be at 1:11 pm.

the next high tide will be at 3:48 pm.

and the final low tide at 8:24 pm.

The Moon is currently 90.5% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction:194.44° SSW↑

Moon Altitude:29.57°

Moon Distance:248714 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: Today at 8:47 am

Today is…

American Eagle Day

Corpus Christi

National Dump the Pump Day

National Hike with a Geek Day

National Ice Cream Soda Day

National Kouign Amann Day

National Vanilla Milkshake Day

New Identity Day

Plain Yogurt Day

Recess at Work Day

Toad Hollow Day of Thank You

World Productivity Day

Today is also…

Day of the National Flag in Argentina

International Surfing Day (on or near Summer solstice)

Litha / Midsummer celebrations in the northern hemisphere

Yule in the southern hemisphere.

Gas Sector Day in Azerbaijan

Martyrs' Day in Eritrea

West Virginia Day in West Virginia

World Refugee Day

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

1763 – Wolfe Tone, Irish rebel leader (d. 1798)

1819 – Jacques Offenbach, German-French cellist and composer (d. 1880)

1905 – Lillian Hellman, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1984)

1909 – Errol Flynn, Australian-American actor (d. 1959)

1916 – T. Texas Tyler, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1972)

1924 – Chet Atkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2001)

1928 – Eric Dolphy, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer (d. 1964)

1928 – Martin Landau, American actor and producer (d. 2017)

1928 – Jean-Marie Le Pen, French intelligence officer and politician

1931 – Olympia Dukakis, American actress

1933 – Danny Aiello, American actor

1942 – Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer

1945 – Anne Murray, Canadian singer and guitarist

1946 – Xanana Gusmão, Timorese soldier and politician, 1st President of East Timor

1946 – André Watts, American pianist and educator

1949 – Lionel Richie, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor

1952 – Vikram Seth, Indian author and poet

1967 – Nicole Kidman, American-Australian actress

1967 – Dan Tyminski, American singer-songwriter

…and on this day in history…

1819 – The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, United Kingdom. It is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail.

1837 – Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.

1840 – Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.

1863 – American Civil WarWest Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state.

1877 – Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

1893 – Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.

1963 – Following the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Soviet Union and the United States sign an agreement to establish the so-called "red telephone" link between Washington and Moscow.

1972 – Watergate scandal: An 18½-minute gap appears in the tape recording of the conversations between U.S. President Richard Nixon and his advisers regarding the recent arrests of his operatives while breaking into the Watergate complex.

1975 – The film Jaws is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of that time and starting the trend of films known as "summer blockbusters".