Almanac - Tuesday 6/25/19
Today is Tuesday, the 25th of June of 2019...
the 176th day of 2019. There are 189 days left in the year. 90 days until autumn begins and 497 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020...
1 year 4 months and 9 days from today
The sun rises at 5:49 am
and sunset will be at 8:36 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 47 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:12 pm.
The first low tide was at 12:38am
and the next low tide will be at 11:56 am.
The first high tide will be at 5:42 am
and the next high tide at 7:07 pm.
Moon: 48.9 %
Moon Direction:136.70° SE↑
Moon Distance:249543 mi
Next New Moon:Jul 2, 201912:16 pm
Next Full Moon:Jul 16, 20192:38 pm
Next Moonset:Today1:31 pm
Today is also…
World Vitiligo Day (loss of skin color)
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share your special Day with…
1933 – James Meredith, Civil rights activist.
1954 – Sonia Sotomayor, American lawyer and judge
1961 – Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, director, producer and singer
1963 – George Michael, English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)
On this date:
In 1788, Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution.
In 1876, Lt. Col. Colonel George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry were wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana.
In 1910, President William Howard Taft signed the White-Slave Traffic Act, more popularly known as the Mann Act, which made it illegal to transport women across state lines for "immoral" purposes.
In 1943, Congress passed, over President Franklin D. Roosevelt's veto, the Smith-Connally Anti-Strike Act, which allowed the federal government to seize and operate privately owned war plants facing labor strikes.
In 1947, "The Diary of a Young Girl," the personal journal of Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl hiding with her family from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II, was first published.
On June 25, 1950, war broke out in Korea as forces from the communist North invaded the South.
In 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that recitation of a state-sponsored prayer in New York State public schools was unconstitutional.
In 1967, the Beatles performed and recorded their new song "All You Need Is Love" during the closing segment of "Our World," the first-ever live international telecast which was carried by satellite from 14 countries.
In 1973, former White House Counsel John W. Dean began testifying before the Senate Watergate Committee, implicating top administration officials, including President Richard Nixon as well as himself, in the Watergate scandal and cover-up.
In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a line-item veto law as unconstitutional, and ruled that HIV-infected people were protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In 2003, the Recording Industry Association of America threatened to sue hundreds of individual computer users who were illegally sharing music files online.
In 2013, Democratic Texas State Senator Wendy Davis began a one-woman filibuster to block a GOP-led effort to impose stringent new abortion restrictions across the nation's second-most populous state. (Republicans voted to end the filibuster minutes before midnight, sparking a chaotic scene with demonstrators who succeeded in forcing lawmakers to miss the deadline for passing the bill.)