Today is Friday, the 11th of June of 2021
It is the 162nd day of the year
203 days remain until the end of the year.
9 days until summer begins
The sun rose at 5:47:14 am
and the sun sets at 8:32:30 pm.
Tomorrow we will have 14 hours and 45 minutes of sun.
The solar transit will be at 1:09:52 pm.
The first low tide will be at 6:22 am at minus zero point six-nine
The first high tide of the day will be at 1:41 pm at 4.49 feet
The next low tide at 6:00 pm at 3.28 feet
and the final high tide tonight at Ocean Beach will be at 11:40 pm at 5.90 feet
The Moon is currently only 1% visible
It’s now a Waxing Crescent. It was a New Moon yesterday.
We’ll have the First Quarter Moon in 6 days Thursday the 17th of June of 2021 at 8:54 pm
Crowded Nest Awareness Day
Ghost in the Machine Day
International Young Eagles Day
Little League Girls Baseball Day
National Automotive Service Professionals Day
National Jerky Day
National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
National Rosé Day
Record Store Day
Red Rose Day
Women Veterans Day
World Day Against Child Labor
World Gin Day
Worldwide Knit in Public Day
Today is also…
American Evacuation Day in Libya
Brazilian Navy commemorative day
Davis Day in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Kamehameha Day in Hawaii
Student Day in Honduras
On this day in history…
1509 – Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.
1748 – Denmark adopts the characteristic Nordic Cross flag later taken up by all other Scandinavian countries.
1770 – British explorer Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
1892 – The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
1895 – Paris–Bordeaux–Paris, sometimes called the first automobile race in history or the "first motor race", takes place.
1920 – During the U.S. Republican National Convention in Chicago, U.S. Republican Party leaders gathered in a room at the Blackstone Hotel to come to a consensus on their candidate for the U.S. presidential election, leading the Associated Press to coin the political phrase "smoke-filled room".
1935 – Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.
1936 – The London International Surrealist Exhibition opens.
1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
1963 – American Civil Rights Movement: Governor of Alabama George Wallace defiantly stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, from attending that school. Later in the day, accompanied by federalized National Guard troops, they are able to register.
1963 – Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.
1963 – John F. Kennedy addresses Americans from the Oval Office proposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which would revolutionize American society by guaranteeing equal access to public facilities, ending segregation in education, and guaranteeing federal protection for voting rights.
1971 – The U.S. Government forcibly removes the last holdouts to the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz, ending 19 months of control.
1987 – Diane Abbott, Paul Boateng and Bernie Grant are elected as the first black MPs in Great Britain.
1998 – Compaq Computer pays US$9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.
2001 – Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
2002 – Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
2004 – Cassini–Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.
2008 – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes a historic official apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to abuses at a Canadian Indian residential school.
2010 – The first African FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Africa.
2013 – Greece's public broadcaster ERT is shut down by then-prime minister Antonis Samaras. It reopened exactly two years later by then-prime minister Alexis Tsipras.
2018 – 3 World Trade Center officially opens.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you! You share your special day with….
1572 – Ben Jonson, English poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1637)
1864 – Richard Strauss, German composer and conductor (d. 1949)
1876 – Alfred L. Kroeber, American-French anthropologist and ethnologist (d. 1960)
1880 – Jeannette Rankin, American social worker and politician (d. 1973)
1888 – Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian-American anarchist and convicted criminal (d. 1927)
1895 – Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet politician (d. 1975)
1910 – Jacques Cousteau, French biologist, author, and inventor, co-developed the aqua-lung (d. 1997)
1913 – Vince Lombardi, American football player, coach, and manager (d. 1970)
1913 – Risë Stevens, American soprano and actress (d. 2013)
1920 – Shelly Manne, American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 1984)
1932 – Athol Fugard, South African-American actor, director, and playwright
1933 – Gene Wilder, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1939 – Jackie Stewart, Scottish race car driver and sportscaster
1956 – Joe Montana, American football player and sportscaster
1959 – Hugh Laurie, English actor and screenwriter
1960 – Mehmet Oz, American surgeon, author, and television host
1969 – Peter Dinklage, American actor and producer
1986 – Shia LaBeouf, American actor