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Almanac - Tuesday 6/2/20

Today is Tuesday, the 2nd of June of 2020...

It is the 154th day of the year.

212 days remain until the end of the year.

18 days until summer begins

154 days until election day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(5 months and 1 day from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:49 am 

and sunset will be at 8:28 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 39 minutes of daylight. 

The solar transit will be at 1:08 pm.

we can see that the first low tide will be at 3:25 am 

and the next low tide at 3:00 pm. 

The first high tide will be at 9:48 am 

and the next high tide at 9:43 pm.

The Moon is 85.4% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:273.85° W↑

Moon Altitude:-16.20°

Moon Distance:226566 mi

Next Moonrise:Today5:07 pm

We will have a Full Moon and the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in 3 days on Friday 5th of June of 2020 at 12:12 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 10 days on Friday the 12th of June of 2020 at 11:24 pm

New Moon and the Annular Solar Eclipse in 18 days on the 20th of June of 2020 at 11:41 pm

First Quarter Moon in 25 days Sunday the 28th of June of 2020 at 1:16 am

Today is...

American Indian Citizenship Day

1924 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.

I Love My Dentist Day

National Bubba Day

National Leave the Office Early Day

National Rocky Road Day

National Rotisserie Chicken Day

Yell "Fudge" at the Cobras in North America Day

Today is also...

Children's Day in North Korea

Civil Aviation Day in Azerbaijan

Coronation of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, also Social Forestry Day in Bhutan

Day of Hristo Botev in Bulgaria

Decoration Day in Canada

Festa della Repubblica in Italy

International Sex Workers Day

On this day in history...

1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.

1896 – Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his wireless telegraph.

1910 – Charles Rolls, a co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited, becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane.

1953 – The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.

1979 – Pope John Paul II starts his first official visit to his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.

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

1740 – Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and politician (d. 1814)

1840 – Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet (d. 1928)

1875 – Charles Stewart Mott, American businessman and politician, 50th Mayor of Flint, Michigan (d. 1973)

1904 – Johnny Weissmuller, Hungarian-American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)

1907 – Dorothy West, American journalist and author (d. 1998)

1913 – Barbara Pym, English author (d. 1980)

1918 – Ruth Atkinson, Canadian-American illustrator (d. 1997)

1918 – Kathryn Tucker Windham, American journalist and author (d. 2011)

1921 – Betty Freeman, American photographer and philanthropist (d. 2009)

1937 – Sally Kellerman, American actress

1941 – Stacy Keach, American actor

1941 – Charlie Watts, English drummer, songwriter, and producer

1944 – Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (d. 2012)

1948 – Jerry Mathers, American actor

1953 – Cornel West, American philosopher, author, and academic

1955 – Dana Carvey, American comedian and actor

1959 – Lydia Lunch, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

1977 – Zachary Quinto, American actor and producer