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Almanac - Monday 6/22/20

Orange cat on a tractor Coppertop knows how to work it. By flickr user Chriss Haight Pagani

Today is Take Your Cat To Work Day...

Today is Monday, the 22nd of June of 2020

It is the 174th day of the year.

192 days remain until the end of the year.

92 days until autumn begins

134 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(4 months and 12 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:49 am 

and the sun sets at 8:36 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 47 minutes of daylight

The first high tide was at 12:04 am 

and the next high tide will be at 2:33 pm.

The first low tide will be at 7:02 am 

and the final low tide at the Golden Gate tonight at 6:43 pm.

The Moon is 1.7%; a Waxing Crescent

First Quarter Moon in 6 days on Sunday the 28th of June of 2020 at 1:16 am

Full Moon and the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in 13 days on Saturday the 4th of July of 2020 at 9:44 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 20 days on a Sunday the 12th of July of 2020 at 4:29 pm

New Moon in 28 days Monday the 20th of July of 2020 at 10:33 am

Moon Direction:35.30° NE↑

Moon Altitude:-20.17°

Moon Distance:238,297 mi

Today is…

National Chocolate Éclair Day

National HVAC Tech Day

National Onion Rings Day

Stupid Guy Thing Day

Take Your Cat To Work Day

Today is also…
Anti-Fascist Struggle Day in Croatia

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Great Patriotic War in Belarus

Father's Day on the English Channel islands of GuernseyIsle of Man, and Jersey

Teachers' Day in El Salvador

1870 – The United States Department of Justice is created by the U.S. Congress.

1907 – The London Underground's Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.

1942 – The Pledge of Allegiance is formally adopted by US Congress.

1944 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.

1969 – The Cuyahoga River catches fire in Cleveland, Ohio, drawing national attention to water pollution, and spurring the passing of the Clean Water Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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

1757 – George Vancouver, English lieutenant and explorer (d. 1798)

1767 – Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher, academic, and politician, Interior Minister of Prussia (d. 1835)

1845 – Tom Dula, American soldier (d. 1868)

1898 – Erich Maria Remarque, German-Swiss soldier and author (d. 1970)

1903 – John Dillinger, American criminal (d. 1934)

1906 – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American pilot and author (d. 2001)

1906 – Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)

1933 – Dianne Feinstein, American politician

1936 – Kris Kristofferson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1937 – Chris Blackwell, English record producer, co-founded Island Records

1941 – Ed Bradley, American journalist (d. 2006)

1943 – Brit Hume, American journalist and author

1946 – Eliades Ochoa, Cuban singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1947 – Octavia E. Butler, American author (d. 2006)

1947 – Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian lieutenant and politician, President of Ghana

1948 – Todd Rundgren, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1949 – Meryl Streep, American actress and singer

1949 – Lindsay Wagner, American actress

1949 – Elizabeth Warren, American academic and politician

1952 – Graham Greene, Canadian actor

1953 – Cyndi Lauper, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1954 – Freddie Prinze, American comedian and actor (d. 1977)

1960 – Erin Brockovich, American lawyer and environmentalist

1964 – Dan Brown, American author and academic