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Almanac - Monday 6/1/20

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Today is Children's Day, and it's also Barefoot Day

Today is Children's Day, and it's also Barefoot Day...

Today is Monday, the 1st of June of 2020...

It is the 153rd day of the year.

213 days remain until the end of the year.

19 days until summer begins

155 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(5 months and 2 days from today)

The sun will rise at 5:49 am 

and sunset will be at 8:28 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 39 minutes of sun.

The solar transit will be at 1:08 pm.

The first low tide was at 2:32 am 

and the next low tide will be at 2:10 pm.

The first high tide will be at 8:33 am 

and the next high tide at 9:04 pm.

Moon: 76.0%

Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:282.41° WNW↑

Moon Altitude:-16.94°

Moon Distance:227411 mi

Next Moonrise:Today3:56 pm

Full Moon and a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in 4 days on Friday the 5th of June of 2020 at 12:12 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 12 days on Friday the 12th of June of 2020 at 11:24 pm

New Moon and the Annular Solar Eclipse in 20 days on Saturday the 20th of June of 2020 at 11:41 pm

First Quarter Moon in 26 days on Sunday 28th of June of 2020 at 1:16 am

Today is…

Dare Day

Dinosaur Day

Don't Give Up The Ship Day

Flip a Coin Day

Global Day of Parents

Heimlich Maneuver Day

National "Thank God It's Monday" Day

National Go Barefoot Day

National Hazelnut Cake Day

National Nail Polish Day

National Olive Day

National Pen Pal Day

New Year's Resolution Recommitment Day

Oscar The Grouch Day

Say Something Nice Day

Stand For Children Day

Wear a Dress Day

Today is also…

International Children's Day and its related observances:

The Day of Protection of Children Rights in Armenia

Mothers' and Children's Day in Mongolia

June Holiday  in Ireland

The Queen's Birthday  in New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji

Fei Fei Day in Vancouver, BC

international Global Day of Parents

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Samoa from New Zealand in 1962.

Madaraka Day in Kenya

National Maritime Day in Mexico

National Tree Planting Day in Cambodia

Pancasila Day in Indonesia

President's Day in Palau

The beginning of Crop over, celebrated until the first Monday of August in Barbados

Victory Day in Tunisia

World Milk Day

1533 – Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England.

1779 – Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is court-martialed for malfeasance.

1792 – Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States.

1796 – Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States.

1857 – Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal is published.

1868 – The Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed, allowing the Navajo to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.

1890 – The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine to count census returns.

1916 – Louis Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

1958 – Charles de Gaulle comes out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months.

1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.

1975 – The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan was founded by Jalal TalabaniNawshirwan MustafaFuad Masum and others.

1978 – The first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty are filed.

1979 – The first black-led government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 90 years takes power.

1980 – Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.

1990 – Cold WarGeorge H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.

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

1801 – Brigham Young, American religious leader, 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1877)

1804 – Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (d. 1857)

1921 – Nelson Riddle, American composer and bandleader (d. 1985

1926 – Andy Griffith, American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1926 – Marilyn Monroe, American model and actress (d. 1962)

1934 – Pat Boone, American singer-songwriter and actor

1935 – Reverend Ike, American minister and television host (d. 2009)

1937 – Morgan Freeman, American actor and producer

1939 – Cleavon Little, American actor and comedian (d. 1992)

1940 – René Auberjonois, American actor (d. 2019)

1945 – Frederica von Stade, American soprano and actress

1947 – Ronnie Wood, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer

1973 – Heidi Klum, German-American model, fashion designer, and producer

1974 – Alanis Morissette, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress

1981 – Brandi Carlile, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1981 – Amy Schumer, American actress