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Almanac - Tuesday 6/25/19

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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 %

Waning Crescent

Moon Direction:136.70° SE↑

Moon Altitude:39.17°

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…

Color TV Day

Day of the Seafarer

Global Beatles Day

Leon Day

Mitch Lane Day

National Catfish Day

National Strawberry Parfait Day

Today is also…

Arbor Day (Philippines)

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Mozambique from Portugal in 1975.

Statehood Day (Croatia)

Statehood Day (Slovenia)

Statehood Day (Virginia)

Teacher's Day (Guatemala)

World Vitiligo Day (loss of skin color)

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

1852 – Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect, designed the Park Güell (d. 1926)

1903 – George Orwell, British novelist, essayist, and critic (d. 1950)

1925 – Clifton Chenier, American singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 1987)

1925 – June Lockhart, American actress

1928 – Peyo, Belgian author and illustrator, created The Smurfs (d. 1992)

1929 – Eric Carle, American author and illustrator

1933 – James Meredith, Civil rights activist.

1935 – Larry Kramer, American author, playwright, and activist, co-founded Gay Men's Health Crisis

1945 – Carly Simon, American singer-songwriter

1946 – Roméo Dallaire, Dutch-Canadian general and politician

1954 – Sonia Sotomayor, American lawyer and judge

1956 – Anthony Bourdain, American chef and author (d. 2018)

1961 – Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, director, producer and singer

1963 – George Michael, English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)

On this date:

1678 – Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy when she graduates from the University of Padua.

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.

1848 – A photograph of the June Days uprising becomes the first known instance of photojournalism.

1910 – Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird is premiered in Paris, bringing him to prominence as a composer.

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.

1948 – Cold War: The Berlin airlift begins.

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.

1975 – Mozambique achieves independence from Portugal.

1978 – The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.

1981 – Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.

1984 – American singer Prince releases his most successful studio album, Purple Rain.

1991 – Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence by referendum from Yugoslavia.

1993 – Kim Campbell is sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Canada.

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.)