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Almanac - Monday 6/24/19

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Today is Monday, the 24th of June of 2019  is the 175th day of the year....

190 days remain until the end of the year. 

91 days until autumn begins,

498 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 4 months and 10 days from today)

And it’s Day 17 of the Women’s World Cup.

The sun is rising right now at 5:49 am

and the sun will set tonight at 8:36 pm.

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

Solar noon will be at 1:12 pm.

the first high tide was at 4:31 am

and the next high tide will be at 6:29 pm.

The only low tide of the day will be at 11:07 am.

The Moon is currently 58.8% visible

A Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction:146.35° SSE↑

Moon Altitude:38.25°

Moon Distance:250850 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 12:35 pm

Today is….

Celebration of the Senses Day

International Fairy Day

Museum Comes To Life Day

National Pralines Day

Please Take My Children to Work Day

Swim a Lap Day

World UFO Day

Today is also…

Army Day or Battle of Carabobo Day in Venezuela

Bannockburn Day in Scotland

Day of the Caboclo in Amazonas, Brazil

Discovery Day, in Newfoundland and Labrador

Inti Raymi, a winter solstice festival and a New Year in the Andes of the Southern Hemisphere

St John's Day and the second day of the Midsummer celebrations and its related observances:

Enyovden in Bulgaria

Jaanipäev in Estonia

Jāņi in Latvia

Jónsmessa in Iceland

Midsummer Day in England

Saint Jonas' Festival or Joninės in Lithuania

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in Quebec

Sânziene in the western Carpathian Mountains of Romania

Wattah Wattah Festival in Philippines

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

1813 – Henry Ward Beecher, American minister and reformer (d. 1887)

1842 – Ambrose Bierce, American short story writer, essayist, and journalist (d. 1914)

1893 – Roy O. Disney, American businessman, co-founded The Walt Disney Company (d. 1971)

1895 – Jack Dempsey, American boxer and soldier (d. 1983)

1901 – Harry Partch, American composer and theorist (d. 1974)

1937 – Anita Desai, Indian-American author and academic

1938 – Lawrence Block, American author

1941 – Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French psychoanalyst and author

1942 – Arthur Brown, English rock singer-songwriter

1942 – Mick Fleetwood, English-American drummer

1944 – Jeff Beck, English guitarist and songwriter

1945 – George Pataki, American lawyer and politician, 53rd Governor of New York

1946 – Robert Reich, American economist and politician, 22nd United States Secretary of Labor

1979 – Mindy Kaling, American actress and producer

1986 – Solange Knowles, American singer-songwriter and actress

…and on this day in history….

1880 – First performance of O Canada, the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français.

1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract.

1922 – The American Professional Football Association is renamed the National Football League.

1947 – Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount RainierWashington.

1948 – Cold War: Start of the Berlin Blockade: The Soviet Union makes overland travel between West Germany and West Berlin impossible.

1949 – The first television westernHopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd.

1957 – In Roth v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment.

1995 – "Rugby World Cup final": South Africa defeats New Zealand, Nelson Mandela presents Francois Pienaar with the Webb-Ellis trophy in an iconic post-apartheid moment

2004 – In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.

2010 – Julia Gillard assumes office as the first female Prime Minister of Australia.

2013 – Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is found guilty of abusing his power and having sex with an underage prostitute, and is sentenced to seven years in prison.