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Almanac - Friday 6/26

Jun 26, 2020

It's Food Truck Day...


Today is Friday, the 26th of June, 2020

It is the 178th day of the year.

188 days remain until the end of the year.

88 days until autumn begins

130 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(4 months and 8 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:50 am 

and sunset will be at 8:36 pm.

We have 14 hours and 46 minutes of daylight Today.

The first high tide was at 3:14 am 

and the next high tide will be at 5:27 pm.

The first low tide will be at 10:00 am 

and the final low tide at the Golden Gate will be at 10:45 pm.

Today is…

Beautician's Day

Forgiveness Day

National Canoe Day in Canada

National Chocolate Pudding Day

National Food Truck Day

Take Your Dog to Work Day

Tropical Cocktails Day

Today is also…

Army and Navy Day in Azerbaijan

Flag Day in Romania

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Madagascar from France in 1960.

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Somalia from the British in 1960.

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Ratcatcher's Day in Hamelin, Germany

Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand

World Refrigeration Day

On this day in history…

1843 – Treaty of Nanking comes into effect, Hong Kong Island is ceded to the British "in perpetuity".

1870 – The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.

1886 – Henri Moissan isolated elemental Fluorine for the first time.

1906 – The first Grand Prix motor race is held at Le Mans.

1909 – The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.

1927 – The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.

1934 – United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.

1945 – The United Nations Charter is signed by 50 Allied nations in San Francisco, California.

1948 – William Shockley files the original patent for the grown-junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.

1948 – Shirley Jackson's short story The Lottery is published in The New Yorker magazine.

1963 – Cold War: U.S. President John F. Kennedy gave his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, underlining the support of the United States for democratic West Germany shortly after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall.

1974 – The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio.

1975 – Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South DakotaLeonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.

1977 – Elvis Presley held his final concert in Indianapolis, Indiana at Market Square Arena.

1997 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

2003 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.

2013 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5–4, that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

2015 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5–4, that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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

1819 – Abner Doubleday, American general (d. 1893)

1881 – Ya'akov Cohen, Israeli linguist, poet, and playwright (d. 1960)

1892 – Pearl S. Buck, American novelist, essayist, short story writer Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

1898 – Willy Messerschmitt, German engineer and businessman (d. 1978)

1903 – Big Bill Broonzy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1958)

1904 – Peter Lorre, Slovak-American actor and singer (d. 1964)

1908 – Salvador Allende, Chilean physician and politician, 29th President of Chile (d. 1973)

1909 – Colonel Tom Parker, Dutch-American talent manager (d. 1997)

1915 – Charlotte Zolotow, American author and poet (d. 2013)

1916 – Virginia Satir, American psychotherapist and author (d. 1988)

1926 – Kenny Baker, American fiddler (d.2011)

1929 – Milton Glaser, American illustrator and graphic designer

1931 – Colin Wilson, English philosopher and author (d. 2013)

1933 – Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (d. 2014)

1937 – Reggie Workman, American bassist and composer

1942 – Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and politician, Brazilian Minister of Culture

1955 – Mick Jones, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1956 – Chris Isaak, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1970 – Sean Hayes, American actor

1974 – Derek Jeter, American baseball player

1993 – Ariana Grande, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress