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Almanac Monday 6/29/20

the little prince [English], by flickr user Pedro Cambra

Happy Birthday to  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the author of the Little Prince...

Today is Monday, the 29th of June of 2020,

It is the 181st day of the year

185 days remain until the end of the year.

85 days until autumn begins

127 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(4 months and 5 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:51 am 

and the sun sets at 8:36 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 45 minutes of daylight

The first low tide was at 1:14 am 

The first high tide will be at 7:09 am 

and the next low tide will be at 12:41 pm.

and the final high tide at the Golden Gate will be tonight at 7:41 pm.

The Moon is currently 63.3% visible: a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction: 293.73° WNW↑

Moon Altitude: -35.00°

Moon Distance: 229,331 mi

Next Moonrise: Today  2:54 pm

a Full Moon and a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in 6 days on Saturday the 4th of July of 2020 at 9:44 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 13 days on Sunday the 12th of July of 2020 at 4:29 pm

New Moon in 21 days Monday the 20th of July of 2020 at 10:33 am

First Quarter Moon in 28 days on Monday the 27th of July of 2020 at 5:32 am

Today is…

the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Hug Holiday Day

National Almond Buttercrunch Day

National Waffle Iron Day

Please Take My Children to Work Day

World Scleroderma Awareness Day

Today is also…

Engineer's Day in Ecuador

Independence Day in Seychelles, celebrates the independence of Seychelles from the United Kingdom in 1976.

Veterans' Day in The Netherlands

On this day in history…

1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground.

1888 – George Edward Gouraud records Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.

1927 – The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.

1956 – The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.

1972 – The United States Supreme Court rules in the case Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

1974 – Vice President Isabel Perón assumes powers and duties as Acting President of Argentina, while her husband President Juan Peron is terminally ill.

1974 – Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.

1975 – Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of Apple I computer.

1987 – Vincent Van Gogh’s painting, the Le Pont de Trinquetaille, was bought for $20.4 million at an auction in London, England.

1995 – Space Shuttle programSTS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.

2006 – Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.

2007 – Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

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

1900 – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French poet and pilot (d. 1944)

1901 – Nelson Eddy, American singer and actor (d. 1967)

1910 – Frank Loesser, American composer and conductor (d. 1969)

1911 – Bernard Herrmann, American composer and conductor (d. 1975)

1912 – John Toland, American historian and author (d. 2004)

1919 – Slim Pickens, American actor and rodeo performer (d. 1983)

1920 – Ray Harryhausen, American animator and producer (d. 2013)

]1929 – Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and author (d. 2006)

1933 – John Bradshaw, American theologian and author (d. 2016)

1941 – Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian-American activist (d. 1998)

1943 – Little Eva, American singer (d. 2003)

1944 – Gary Busey, American actor

1950 – Bobby London, American illustrator

1953 – Colin Hay, Scottish-Australian singer and guitarist

1963 – Anne-Sophie Mutter, German violinist