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Almanac - Tuesday 6/12/18

Jun 12, 2018

Today is Tuesday June 12, 2018.  It  is the 163rd day of the year.

There are 202 days remaining until the end of the year.

9 days until summer begins...

148 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018

(4 months and 26 days from today)

and 875 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 4 months and 23 days from today)

The sun rises at 5:47 am 

and sunset will be at 8:33 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 46 minutes of daylight today.

Solar noon will be at 1:10 pm.

The first low tide was at 5:01 am 

and the next low tide at 4:38 pm.

The first high tide will be at 12:03 pm 

and the next high tide at 10:58 pm.

The Moon is currently  2 % visible; a waning Crescent moon

We’ll have a New Moon tomorrow, Wednesday, the 13th of June of 2018 at 12:43 pm

First Quarter Moon on in 8 days on Wednesday the 20th of June of 2018 at 3:51 am

Full Moon in 15 days also on a Wednesday the 27th of June of 2018 at 9:53 pm

and the Last Quarter Moon in 23 days on a Friday 6th of July of 2018 at 12:51 am

Today is…

Crowded Nest Awareness Day

Ghost in the Machine Day

Little League Girls Baseball Day

Loving Day; on this day in 1967 – The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.

Magic Day

National Automotive Service Professionals Day

National Jerky Day

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

Red Rose Day

Superman Day

World Pet Memorial Day

It’s also…

Chaco Armistice Day in Paraguay

Dia dos Namorados in Brazil

Helsinki Day in Finland, as it was on this day in 1550 – The city of Helsinki, Finland (belonging to Sweden at the time) is founded by King Gustav I of Sweden.

Independence Day in The Philippines.  General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines' independence from Spain.

June 12 Commemoration in Lagos State, Nigeria

Russia Day.  On this day in 1990 – The parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.  And in 1991 – Russians first democratically elected Boris Yeltsin as the President of Russia.

World Day Against Child Labour

Children's Day in Haiti

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this day with…

950 – Reizei, Japanese emperor (d. 1011)

1890 – Egon Schiele, Austrian soldier and painter (d. 1918)

1892 – Djuna Barnes, American novelist, journalist, and playwright (d. 1982)

1897 – Anthony Eden, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1977)

1915 – David Rockefeller, American banker and businessman (d. 2017)

1916 – Irwin Allen, American director and producer (d. 1991)

1919 – Uta Hagen, German-American actress and educator (d. 2004)

1920 – Dave Berg, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2002)

1929 – Anne Frank, German-Dutch diarist; victim of the Holocaust (d. 1945)

1930 – Jim Nabors, American actor and singer (d. 2017)

1931 – Trevanian, American author and scholar (d. 2005)

1931 – Rona Jaffe, American novelist (d. 2005)

1941 – Chick Corea, American pianist and composer

…and on this day in history…

1817 – The earliest form of bicycle, the dandy horse, is driven by Karl von Drais.

1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.

1942 – Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.

1963 – NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith during the civil rights movement.

1964 – Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.

1967 – The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.

1979 – Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.

1987 – Cold War: At the Brandenburg GateU.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman are murdered outside Simpson's home in Los Angeles. Her estranged husband, O.J. Simpson is later charged with the murders, but is acquitted by a jury.

1997 – Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.

2009 – A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide-ranging local and international protests.

2016 – Forty-nine civilians are killed and 58 others injured in an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; the gunman, Omar Mateen, is killed in a gunfight with police.

2017 – American student Otto Warmbier returns home in a coma after spending 17 months in a North Korean prison and dies a week later.