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Almanac - Tuesday 6/23/20

Corona typewriter, by flickr user Liza Lagman Sperl

Today is Typewriter Day...

It's Tuesday, the 23rd of June of 2020

It is the 175th day of the year.

191 days remain until the end of the year.

91 days until autumn begins

133 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(4 months and 11 days from today)

The sun will rise at 5:49 am 

and the sun will set at 8:36 pm.

We will have 14 Hours and 47 seconds

The first high tide was at 12:45 am 

and the next high tide at 3:15 pm.

The first low tide will be at 7:43 am 

and the final low tide at the Golden Gate will be at 7:32 pm.

Moon: 5.6%

Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction:24.71° NNE↑

Moon Altitude:-26.09°

Moon Distance:236,201 mi

Next Moonrise:Today 8:03 am

First Quarter Moon in 5 days on Sunday the 28th of June of 2020 at 1:16 am

Full Moon and a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in 11 days on Saturday the 4th of July of 2020 at 9:44 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 19 days Sunday the 12th of July of 2020 at 4:29 pm

New Moon in 26 days on a Monday the 20th of July of 2020 at 10:33 am

Today is…

Let It Go Day

National Hydration Day

National Pecan Sandies Day

National Pink Day

Pink Flamingo Day

Public Service Day

Runner's Selfie Day

SAT Math Day

Typewriting Day

Today is also…

Father's Day in Nicaragua, and Poland

Grand Duke's Official Birthday in Luxembourg

International Widows Day

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism in Canada

Okinawa Memorial Day

St John's Eve and the first day of the Midsummer celebrations

Bonfires of Saint John in Spain

First night of Festa de São João do Porto in Porto, Portugal

First day of Golowan Festival in Cornwall, England

Jaaniõhtu in Estonia

Jāņi in Latvia

Kupala Night in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine

Last day of Drăgaica fair in BuzăuRomania

Victory Day in Estonia

On this day in history…

1860 – The United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.

1868 – TypewriterChristopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."

1887 – The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation's first national parkBanff National Park.

1926 – The College Board administers the first SAT exam.

1947 – The United States Senate follows the United States House of Representatives in overriding U.S. President Harry S. Truman's veto of the Taft–Hartley Act.

1960 – The United States Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.

1961 – Cold War: The Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force 18 months after the opening date for signature was set for December 1, 1959.

1969 – IBM announces that effective January 1970 it will price its software and services separately from hardware thus creating the modern software industry.

1972 – Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins.

1972 – Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.

1991 – Sonic the Hedgehog is released to American audiences, then to PAL and Japanese audiences a month later, kick-starting the successful Sonic franchise.

1996 – The Nintendo 64 home video game console is released in Japan, ultimately selling 32.93 million units worldwide.

2013 – Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope.

2016 – The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union, by 52% to 48%.

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

1889 – Anna Akhmatova, Ukrainian-Russian poet and author (d. 1966)

1912 – Alan Turing, English mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1954)

1927 – Bob Fosse, American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 1987)

1929 – June Carter Cash, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress (d. 2003)

1941 – Robert Hunter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1948 – Clarence Thomas, American lawyer and judge, United States Supreme Court Justice

1957 – Frances McDormand, American actress, winner of the Triple Crown of Acting

1972 – Selma Blair, American actress

1972 – Zinedine Zidane, French footballer and manager

1975 – KT Tunstall, Scottish singer-songwriter and musician

1977 – Jason Mraz, American singer-songwriter and guitarist