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Almanac - Tuesday 6/30/20

Today is Tuesday, the 30th of June of 2020...

It is the 182nd day of the year.

184 days remain until the end of the year.

84 days until autumn begins

126 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 03 2020

(Tuesday 4 months and 4 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:52 am 

and sunset will be at 8:36 pm.

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

The first low tide was at 2:18 am 

and the next low tide will be at 1:37 pm.

The first high tide will be at 8:38 am 

and the next high tide at 8:26 pm.

The Moon is 74.0% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction: 278.42° W↑

Moon Altitude: -28.04°

Moon Distance: 229,293 mi

Next Moonrise: Today 4:05 pm

There will be a Full Moon and Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in 5 days on Saturday the 4th of July of 2020 at 9:44 pm

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

New Moon in 20 days on a Monday the 20th of July of 2020 at 10:33 am First Quarter Moon in 27 days on Monday the 27th of July of 2020 at 5:32 am

Today is…

Blink-182 Day

International Asteroid Day

International Sailor Moon Day

National Meteor Day

National OOTD Day

National Organization for Women Day

Social Media Day

Today is also…

Armed Forces Day in Guatemala

Asteroid Day

General Prayer Day in Central African Republic

Independence Day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from Belgium in 1960.

Navy Day in Israel

Philippine–Spanish Friendship Day in The Philippines

Revolution Day in Sudan

Teachers' Day in Dominican Republic

On this day in history…

1859 – French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

1860 – The 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place.

1864 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation".

1886 – The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departs from Montreal, Quebec. It arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4.

1905 – Albert Einstein sends the article On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, in which he introduces special relativity, for publication in Annalen der Physik.

1937 – The world's first emergency telephone number999, is introduced in London.

1953 – The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.

1966 – The National Organization for Women, the United States' largest feminist organization, is founded.

1972 – The first leap second is added to the UTC time system.

1986 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Bowers v. Hardwick that states can outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults.

1990 – East Germany and West Germany merge their economies.

1997 – The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to China.

2013 – Protests begin around Egypt against President Mohamed Morsi and the ruling Freedom and Justice Party, leading to their overthrow during the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état.

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

1893 – Walter Ulbricht, German soldier and politician (d. 1973)

1909 – Juan Bosch, 43rd President of the Dominican Republic (d. 2001)

1911 – Czesław Miłosz, Polish novelist, essayist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

1917 – Susan Hayward, American actress (d. 1975)

1917 – Lena Horne, American actress, singer, and activist (d. 2010)

1936 – Dave Van Ronk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)

1940 – Mark Spoelstra, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)

1951 – Stanley Clarke, American bass player and composer

1956 – David Alan Grier, American actor, singer, and comedian

1958 – Esa-Pekka Salonen, Finnish conductor and composer

1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen, Swedish guitarist and songwriter