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Almanac -Tuesday 6/9/20

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, by flickr user Alicia

Today is  Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day...

It's Tuesday, the 9th day of the month of June of the year 2020

It is the 161st day of the year

205 days remain until the end of the year.

11 days until summer begins

147 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

4 months and 26 days from today

The sun just rose at 5:47 am 

and sunset will be at 8:32 pm.

Today, we will have 14 hours and 45 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:09 pm.

The first high tide will be at 1:58 am 

and the next high tide at 4:30 pm.

The first low tide will be at 8:56 am 

and the final low tide of the day will roll in by the Golden Gate at 9:13 pm.

The Moon is 84.1% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Last Quarter Moon in 3 days on Friday the 12th of June of 2020 at 11:24 pm

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

First Quarter Moon in 19 days on Sunday the 28th of June of 2020 at 1:16 am

Full Moon and a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in 25 days on Saturday the 4th of July of 2020 at 9:44 pm

Today is…

Call Your Doctor Day

Donald Duck Day

National Earl Day

National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day

World Anti-phos-pho-lipid Antibody Syndrome Day

World Pet Memorial Day

Writers' Rights Day

Today is also…

Anniversary of the Accession of King Abdullah II in Jordan

Autonomy Day in Åland Islands, off the southeast coast of Finland

Coral Triangle Day

La Rioja Day in La Rioja, Spain

Murcia Day in Murcia, Spain

National Heroes' Day in Uganda

On this day in history…

1954 – Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during the Army–McCarthy hearings, giving McCarthy the famous rebuke, "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"

1973 – In horse racing, Secretariat wins the U.S. Triple Crown.

And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You get to share birthday cake with…

1891 – Cole Porter, American composer and songwriter (d. 1964)

1900 – Fred Waring, American singer, bandleader, and television host (d. 1984)

1902 – Skip James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1969)

1915 – Les Paul, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2009)

1916 – Robert McNamara, American businessman and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 2009)

1926 – Happy Rockefeller, American philanthropist, 31st Second Lady of the United States (d. 2015)

1929 – Johnny Ace, American singer and pianist (d. 1954)

1931 – Jackie Mason, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1934 – Jackie Wilson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)

1961 – Michael J. Fox, Canadian-American actor, producer, and author

1961 – Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter, producer, and playwright

1963 – Johnny Depp, American actor

1981 – Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress