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Almanac - Friday 6/17/22

Eat Your Vegetables, They're Good For You!
David Saddler
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Eat Your Vegetables, They're Good For You!

Today is Friday, the 17th of June of 2022

June 17 is the 168th day of the year

197 days remain until the end of the year.

4 days until summer begins

Summer solstice 2022 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 2:13 AM on Tuesday, June 21

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:47:27 am

and sunset will be at 8:34:35 pm.

Today we will have 14 hours and 47 minutes of daylight

Solar noon will be at 1:11:01 pm.

The first high tide was at 12:44 am at 6.72 feet

The first low tide will be at 7:59 am at -1.62 feet

The next high tide will be at 3:13 pm at 5.12 feet

and the final low tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 8:00 pm at 3.00 feet

The Moon is currently 86.5% visible

It’s a Waning Gibbous

We’ll have the Last Quarter Moon in 4 days on Monday the 20th of June of 2022 at 8:11 pm

Today is…

Global Garbage Man Day

National Apple Strudel Day

National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers

National Eat Your Vegetables Day

National Flip Flop Day

National Take Back the Lunch Break Day

Stewart's Root Beer Day

Ugliest Dog Day

Work at Home Father's Day

World Croc Day

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Today is…Father's Day in El Salvador, Guatemala

Icelandic National Day, celebrates the independence of Iceland from Kingdom of Denmark in 1944.

National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Forest Fires in Portugal

Occupation of the Latvian Republic Day in Latvia

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Zemla Intifada Day in Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

On this day in history…

1579Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England.

1631Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, will spend the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.

1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

1901 – The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.

1932Bonus Army: Around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.

1960 – The Nez Perce tribe is awarded $4 million for 7 million acres (28,000 km2) of land undervalued at four cents/acre in the 1863 treaty.

1971 – U.S. President Richard Nixon in a televised press conference called drug abuse "America's public enemy number one", starting the War on drugs.

1972Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burgling the offices of the Democratic National Committee during an attempt by members of the administration of President Richard M. Nixon to illegally wiretap the political opposition as part of a broader campaign to subvert the democratic process.

1991Apartheid: The South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act which required racial classification of all South Africans at birth.

1994 – Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O. J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

2021Juneteenth National Independence Day, was signed into law by President Joe Biden, to become the first federal holiday established since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983.

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

1871James Weldon Johnson, American author, journalist, and activist (d. 1938)

1882 – Igor Stravinsky, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1971)

1898M. C. Escher, Dutch illustrator (d. 1972)

1904Ralph Bellamy, American actor (d. 1991)

1910Red Foley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1968)

1915David "Stringbean" Akeman, American singer and banjo player (d. 1973)

1916Terry Gilkyson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)

1931John Baldessari, American painter and illustrator (d. 2020)

1942Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian politician, Vice President of Egypt, Nobel Prize laureate

1943Newt Gingrich, American historian and politician, 58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

1943 – Barry Manilow, American singer-songwriter and producer

1945 – Art Bell, American broadcaster and author (d. 2018)

1947 – Linda Chavez, American journalist and author

1947 – George S. Clinton, American composer and songwriter

1948Dave Concepción, Venezuelan baseball player and manager

1949Snakefinger, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1987)

1951Starhawk, American author and activist

1951 – Joe Piscopo, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter

1958 – Jello Biafra, American singer-songwriter and producer

1975Joshua Leonard, American actor, director, and screenwriter

1980 – Venus Williams, American tennis player

1987Kendrick Lamar, American rapper

1989 – Simone Battle, American singer and actress (d. 2014)