Almanac - Friday 6/19/20
Today is Friday June 19, 2020.
It is the 171st day of the year.
195 days remain until the end of the year.
Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere will be at 2:43 tomorrow afternoon…
137 days until Election Day Tuesday November 3, 2020
(4 months and 15 days from today)
The sun rises at 5:48 am
and sun sets at 8:35 pm.
The first low tide was at 5:14 am
and the next low tide at 4:39 pm.
The first high tide will be at 12:24 pm
and the final high tide at the Golden Gate will be at 10:49 pm.
The Moon is 3.3% visible; a Waning Crescent
New Moon, and the Annular Solar Eclipse will be tomorrow, Saturday, the 20th of June of 2020 at 11:41 pm
Day of the Independent Hungary
Labour Day in Trinidad and Tobago
On this day in history…
1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Hoboken, New Jersey's Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23–1. Cartwright umpired.
1865 – Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 41 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.
2012 – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requested asylum in London's Ecuadorian Embassy for fear of extradition to the US after publication of previously classified documents including footage of civilian killings by the US army.
and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You get to celebrate with…
1861 – José Rizal, Filipino journalist, author, and poet (d. 1896)
1897 – Moe Howard, American comedian (d. 1975)
1903 – Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (d. 1941)
1914 – Lester Flatt, American bluegrass singer-songwriter, guitarist, and mandolin player (d. 1979)
1928 – Nancy Marchand, American actress (d. 2000)
1945 – Tobias Wolff, American short story writer, memoirist, and novelist
1948 – Phylicia Rashad, American actress
1950 – Ann Wilson, American singer-songwriter and musician
1978 – Zoe Saldana, American actress