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Almanac - Wednesday 6/3/20

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RAOUL DUFY, by flickr user Wm

It's the birthday of Raoul Dufy, French painter and illustrator...

Today is Wednesday, the 3rd of June of 2020.

It is the 155th day of the year.

211 days remain until the end of the year.

17 days until summer begins

153 days until Election Day

(Tuesday November 3, 2020)

(4 months and 31 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:48 am 

and the sun will set at 8:29 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 41 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:08 pm.

The first low tide was at 4:15 am 

and the next low tide will be at 3:49 pm.

The first high tide will be at 10:56 am 

and the next high tide at 10:22 pm.

The Moon is 92.6% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction: 257.15° WSW↑

Moon Altitude:-3.36°

Moon Distance: 226451 mi

Next Moonrise: Today at 6:20 pm

The next Full Moon, and the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will be in 2 days on Friday the 5th of June of 2020 at 12:12 pm

The June Moon is called the Strawberry Moon.

In Colonial America, this was a time to gather ripening strawberries.

It’s also called the Rose Moon, the Hot Moon, the Hoeing Moon, and The Honey Moon

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

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

First Quarter Moon in 24 days on a Sunday the 28th of June of 2020 at 1:16 am

Today is…

Chimborazo Day

Global Running Day

Impersonate Authority Day

Love Conquers All Day

National Chocolate Macaroon Day

National Egg Day

National Itch Day

National Tailors' Day

Repeat Day

World Clubfoot Day

Today is also…

Confederate Memorial Day in KentuckyLouisiana, and Tennessee

1808 – Jefferson Davis, American colonel and politician, President of the Confederate States of America (d. 1889)

Economist day in Buenos Aires, Argentina

1770 – Manuel Belgrano, Argentinian economist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1820)

Mabo Day in Australia

1992 – Aboriginal land rights are granted in Australia in Mabo v Queensland (No 2), a case brought by Eddie Mabo.

Opium Suppression Movement Day in Taiwan

1839 – In Humen, ChinaLin Tse-hsü destroys 1.2 million kilograms of opium confiscated from British merchants, providing Britain with a casus belli to open hostilities, resulting in the First Opium War.

World Bicycle Day

On this day in history…

1889 – The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles (23 km) between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.

1937 – The Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson.

1950 – Herzog and Lachenal of the French Annapurna expedition become the first climbers to reach the summit of an 8,000-metre peak.

1989 – The government of China sends troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.

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

1877 – Raoul Dufy, French painter and illustrator (d. 1953)

1897 – Memphis Minnie, American singer-songwriter (d. 1973)

1904 – Charles R. Drew, American physician and surgeon (d. 1950)

1904 – Jan Peerce, American tenor and actor (d. 1984)

1906 – Josephine Baker, French actress, singer, and dancer; French Resistance operative (d. 1975)

1910 – Paulette Goddard, American actress and model (d. 1990)

1924 – Jimmy Rogers, American singer and guitarist (d. 1997)

1925 – Tony Curtis, American actor (d. 2010)

1926 – Allen Ginsberg, American poet (d. 1997)

1927 – Boots Randolph, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2007)

1929 – Chuck Barris, American game show host and producer (d. 2017)

1930 – Marion Zimmer Bradley, American author and poet (d. 1999)

1931 – Raúl Castro, Cuban commander and politician, 18th President of Cuba

1936 – Larry McMurtry, American novelist and screenwriter

1940 – Ian Hunter, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1942 – Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1999)

1950 – Suzi Quatro, American-English singer-songwriter, bass player, producer, and actress

1954 – Susan Landau, American mathematician and engineer

1967 – Anderson Cooper, American journalist and author