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Almanac - Monday 5/24/21

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Today is Monday, the 24th of May, 2021,

May 24 is the 144th day of the year

221 days remain until the end of the year.

The sun rose at 5:52:55 am

and sunset will be at 8:21:22 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 28 minutes of sun.

The solar transit will be at 1:07:08 pm.

The first low tide was at 3:05 am

The first high tide will be at 10:16 am

The next low tide at 3:30 pm.

and the final high tide at Ocean Beach will be at 9:46 pm.

The Moon is 94.2% visible

a Waxing Gibbous

Full Moon in 2 days on Wednesday the 26th of May of 2021 at 4:14 am

Total Lunar Eclipse

The May moon is called the Full Flower Moon.

Flowers spring forth in abundance this month.

It’s also called

• Budding Moon• Egg Laying Moon• Frog Moon• Leaf Budding Moon• Planting Moon• Moon of Shedding Ponies

Today is…

Asparagus Day

Aviation Maintenance Technician Day

Brother's Day

International Tiara Day

National Escargot Day

Scavenger Hunt Day

Today is also…

Aldersgate Day/Wesley Day in Methodism

Battle of Pichincha Day in Ecuador

Bermuda Day

Commonwealth Day in Belize

Independence Day in Eritrea, celebrates the independence of Eritrea from Ethiopia in 1993.

Lubiri Memorial Day in Buganda, the Bantu part of Uganda

Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Literature Day

Saints Cyril and Methodius, Slavonic Enlighteners' Day in North Macedonia

Victoria Day in Canada

National Patriots' Day or Journée nationale des patriotes in Quebec

1844Samuel Morse sends the message "What hath God wrought" (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from a committee room in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland, to inaugurate a commercial telegraph line between Baltimore and Washington D.C.

1873Patrick Francis Healy becomes the first black president of a predominantly white university in the United States.

1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.

1930Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight).

1935 – The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2–1 at Crosley Field.

1940Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.

1958United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.

1961American civil rights movement: Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi, for "disturbing the peace" after disembarking from their bus.

1962Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.

1988Section 28 of the United Kingdom's Local Government Act 1988, a controversial amendment stating that a local authority cannot intentionally promote homosexuality, is enacted.

2019 – Under pressure over her handling of Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation as Leader of the Conservative Party, effective as of June 7.

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

1686Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Polish-German physicist and engineer, developed the Fahrenheit scale (d. 1736)

1743Jean-Paul Marat, Swiss-French physician, journalist, and politician (d. 1793)

1819Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1901

1918Coleman Young, American politician, 66th Mayor of Detroit (d. 1997)

1933Jane Byrne, American lawyer and politician, 50th Mayor of Chicago (d. 2014)

1936Harold Budd, American composer and poet

1937 – Archie Shepp, American saxophonist and composer

1938Prince Buster, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)

1938 – Tommy Chong, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1940Joseph Brodsky, Russian-American poet and essayist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)

1941Bob Dylan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, artist, writer, and producer; Nobel Prize laureate

1943Gary Burghoff, American actor

1944Patti LaBelle, American singer-songwriter and actress

1945Terry Callier, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)

1945 – Priscilla Presley, American actress and businesswoman

1955Rosanne Cash, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1963 – Michael Chabon, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter

1965John C. Reilly, American actor