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Almanac - Wednesday 6/10/20

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144.- Exposición Maurice Sendak 22 de febrero de 2016, by flickr user Universidad de La Rioja "

Today is Maurice Sendak's birthday...

It's Wednesday, the 10th of June of 2020 

It is the 162nd day of the year. 

204 days remain until the end of the year.

10 days until summer begins

146 days until Election day

(Tuesday November 3, 2020

4 months and 24 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 was at 2:47 am 

and the next high tide at 5:22 pm. 

The first low tide will be at 9:45 am 

and the final low tide at the Golden Gate will be at 10:24 pm.

Moon: 75.9%; a Waning Gibbous

Last Quarter Moon in 2 days on Friday the 12th of June of 2020 at 11:24 pm

New Moon and Annular Solar Eclipse in 10 days on Saturday the 20th of June of 2020 at 11:41 pm

First Quarter Moon in 18 days on Sunday the 28th of June of 2020 at 1:16 am

Full Moon and Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in 24 days on Saturday the 4th of July of 2020 at 9:44 pm

Today is...

Alcoholics Anonymous Founders' Day

on this day in1935 – Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, by him and Bill Wilson.

Ballpoint Pen Day

National Black Cow Day

National Herb and Spice Day

National Iced Tea Day

Today is also...

Abolition Day in French Guiana

Army Day in Jordan

World Art Nouveau Day 

Navy Day in Italy

Portugal Day, also Day of Camões 

Reconciliation Day in Republic of the Congo

On this day in history...

671 – Emperor Tenji of Japan introduces a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measures time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu.

1793 – The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris. A year later, it becomes the first public zoo.

1829 – The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on the Thames in London.

1944 – In baseball, 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.

1947 – Saab produces its first automobile.

1957 – John Diefenbaker leads the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada to a stunning upset in the 1957 Canadian federal election, ending 22 years of Liberal Party government.

1963 – The Equal Pay Act of 1963, aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex, was signed into law by John F. Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program.

1964 – United States Senate breaks a 75-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, leading to the bill's passage.

2001 – Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint, Saint Rafqa.

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

1886 – Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor and producer (d. 1973)

1895 – Hattie McDaniel, American actress (d. 1952)

1910 – Howlin' Wolf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)

1911 – Ralph Kirkpatrick, American harpsichord player and musicologist (d. 1984)

1915 – Saul Bellow, Canadian-American novelist, essayist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)

1922 – Judy Garland, American singer, actress, and vaudevillian (d. 1969)

1925 – Nat Hentoff, American historian, author, and journalist (d. 2017)

1928 – Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)

1931 – João Gilberto, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2019)

1941 – Mickey Jones, American drummer (d. 2018)

1959 – Eliot Spitzer, American lawyer and politician, 54th Governor of New York

1965 – Elizabeth Hurley, English model, actress, and producer

1982 – Tara Lipinski, American figure skater