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Almanac - Thursday 6/4/20

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Today is Hug Your Cat Day...

Today is Hug Your Cat Day...

Today is Thursday, the 4th of June of 2020.

It is the 156th day of the year. 

210 days remain until the end of the year.

16 days until summer begins

152 days until election day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

4 months and 30 days from today

The sun rises at 5:48 am

and the sun sets tonight at 8:29 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 41 minutes of daylight. 

The solar transit will be at 1:08 pm.

The first low tide will be at 5:03 am

and the next low tide at 4:38 pm.

The first high tide will be at 11:59 am

and the final high tide at the Golden Gate will roll in at 11:02 pm.

The Moon is 97.6% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

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

The June full moon is called the Full 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

Moon Direction: 248.71° WSW↑

Moon Altitude: -0.38°

Moon Distance: 227153 mi

Next Moonrise: Today 7:33 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 8 days on Friday the 12th of June of 2020 at 11:24 pm

New Moon and Annular Solar Eclipse in 16 days on a Saturday the 20th of June of 2020 at 11:41 pm

First Quarter Moon in 23 days on Sunday the 28th of June of 2020 at 1:16 am

Today is…

Audacity to Hope Day

Hug your Cat Day

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

Mom's Equal Pay Day

National Cheese Day

National Cognac Day

National Moonshine Day

National SAFE Day

Old Maid's Day

Shopping Cart Day

Today is also…

Birthday of Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim & Flag Day celebration of the Finnish Defence Forces (Finland)

Emancipation Day or Independence Day, commemorates the abolition of serfdom in Tonga by King George Tupou in 1862, and the independence of Tonga from the British protectorate in 1970. (Tonga)

Flag Day (Estonia)

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression (International)

National Unity Day (Hungary)

Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 Memorial Day (International)

On this day in history…

1876 – An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after leaving New York City.

1917 – Among The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for biography of Julia Ward Howe.

1919 – Women's rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

1939 – The Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, in the United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Nazi concentration camps.

1975 – The Governor of California Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act into law, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights.

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

1738 – George III of the United Kingdom (d. 1820)

1924 – Dennis Weaver, American actor and director (d. 2006)

1928 – Ruth Westheimer, German-American therapist and author

1930 – Morgana King, American singer and actress (d. 2018)

1932 – John Drew Barrymore, American actor (d. 2004)

1936 – Bruce Dern, American actor

1937 – Freddy Fender, American singer and guitarist (d. 2006)

1944 – Michelle Phillips, American singer-songwriter and actress

1945 – Anthony Braxton, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer

1956 – John Hockenberry, American journalist and author

1966 – Cecilia Bartoli, Italian soprano and actress

1971 – Joseph Kabila, Congolese soldier and politician, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

1975 – Angelina Jolie, American actress, filmmaker, humanitarian, and activist

1976 – Kasey Chambers, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist