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Almanac - Thursday 6/27/19

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Strawberry Ice Cream Cake, by flickr user Carolyn McCaffrey Stalnaker

Today is Thursday, the 27th of June of 2019...

It is the 178th day of the year. 187 days remain until the end of the year. 88 days until autumn begins and 495 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 4 months and 7 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:50 am 

and the sun sets at 8:36 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 46 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:13 pm.

The first low tide was at 2:27 am

and the next low tide will be at 1:34 pm.

The first high tide will be at 8:28 am 

and the final high tide at 8:20 pm.

The Moon is 30.3%; a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: 102.91° ESE↑

Moon Altitude: 25.16°

Moon Distance: 244915 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 3:28 pm

Today is…

"Happy Birthday to You" Day

Decide to Be Married Day

Helen Keller Day

In 1880, author-lecturer Helen Keller, who lived most of her life without sight or hearing, was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

Industrial Workers of the World Day

In 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded in Chicago.

National Bomb Pop Day

National Handshake Day

National HIV Testing Day

National Ice Cream Cake Day

National Indian Pudding Day

National Orange Blossom Day

National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day

Sunglasses Day

Today is also…

Canadian Multiculturalism Day in Canada

Commemoration Day for the Victims of the Communist Regime in Czech Republic

Day of Turkmen Workers of Culture and Art in Turkmenistan

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Djibouti from France in 1977.

Mixed Race Day in Brazil

Seven Sleepers' Day or Siebenschläfertag in Germany

Unity Day in Tajikistan

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

1850 – Lafcadio Hearn, Greek-Japanese historian and author (d. 1904)

1869 – Emma Goldman, Lithuanian-Canadian philosopher and activist (d. 1940)

1872 – Paul Laurence Dunbar, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1906)

1880 – Helen Keller, American author, academic, and activist (d. 1968)

1925 – Doc Pomus, American singer-songwriter (d. 1991)

1927 – Bob Keeshan, American actor and producer (d. 2004)

1928 – James Lincoln Collier, American journalist and author

1929 – Peter Maas, American journalist and author (d. 2001)

1930 – Ross Perot, American businessman and politician

1936 – Lucille Clifton, American author and poet (d. 2010)

1938 – Bruce Babbitt, American lawyer and politician, 47th United States Secretary of the Interior

1942 – Danny Schechter, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

1953 – Alice McDermott, American novelist

1966 – J.J. Abrams, American director, producer, and screenwriter

1975 – Tobey Maguire, American actor

1984 – Khloé Kardashian, American model, businesswoman, and radio host

…and on this day in history…

1895 – The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.

1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.

1971 – After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes Fillmore East in New York, the "Church of Rock and Roll".