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Almanac - Thursday 6/25/20

Handshake, by flickr user mirsasha

Today is Handshake Day...

Today is Thursday, the 25th of June of 2020...It is the 177th day of the year

189 days remain until the end of the year.

89 days until autumn begins

131 days until Tuesday November 3, 2020

(4 months and 9 days from today)

The rises at 5:50 am 

and the sun sets at 8:36 pm.

In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that

The first high tide was at 2:19 am 

and the next high tide will be at 4:43 pm.

The first low tide will be at 9:11 am 

and the next low tide at 9:32 pm.

The Moon is 19.7% visible

a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction:353.09° N↑

Moon Altitude:-35.95°

First Quarter Moon in 3 days on Sunday the 28th of June of 2020 at 1:16 am

Full Moon and the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in 10 days on Saturday the 4th of July of 2020 at 9:44 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 17 days on a Sunday12th of July of 2020 at 4:29 pm

New Moon in 25 days on a Monday 20th of July of 2020 at 10:33 am

Today is…

Bourdain Day

Color TV Day

Day of the Seafarer

Global Beatles Day

Leon Day

Mitch Lane Day

National Bomb Pop Day

National Catfish Day

National Handshake Day

National Strawberry Parfait Day

Today is also…

Arbor Day in The Philippines

Christian feast day:

David of Munktorp

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Mozambique from Portugal in 1975.

Statehood Day in Slovenia

Statehood Day in Virginia

Teacher's Day in Guatemala

World Vitiligo Day, a skin condition brought on by lack of melanin

On this day in history…

1848 – A photograph of the June Days uprising becomes the first known instance of photojournalism.

1876 – Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.

1910 – Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird is premiered in Paris, bringing him to prominence as a composer.

1913 – American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.

1944 – The final page of the comic Krazy Kat is published, exactly two months after its author George Herriman died.

1947 – The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published.

1948 – Cold War: The Berlin airlift begins.

1950 – The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.

1978 – The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.

1981 – Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.

1993 – Kim Campbell is sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Canada.

2017 – The World Health Organization estimates that Yemen has over 200,000 cases of cholera.

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

1903 – George Orwell, British novelist, essayist, and critic (d. 1950) 1984, Animal Farm

1925 – Clifton Chenier, American singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 1987), Zydeco-Cajun music

1925 – June Lockhart, American actress, starred in Lost In Space

1928 – Peyo, Belgian author and illustrator, created The Smurfs (d. 1992)

1929 – Eric Carle, American author and illustrator, The Very Hungry Caterpillar

1935 – Larry Kramer, American author, playwright, and activist, co-founded Gay Men's Health Crisis (d. 2020)

1945 – Carly Simon, American singer-songwriter, Your So Vain

1954 – Sonia Sotomayor, American lawyer and judge, Supreme Court

1956 – Anthony Bourdain, American chef and author (d. 2018), Kitchen Confidential

1961 – Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, director, producer and singer, helped create the British TV Series, The Office

1963 – Yann Martel, Spanish-Canadian author of Life of Pi

1963 – George Michael, English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016), Wham!

1970 – Ariel Gore, American journalist and author, editor of Hip Mama