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Almanac - Thursday June 1, 2023

Tyrannosaurus Rex & Triceratops, St. Louis
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Tyrannosaurus Rex & Triceratops, St. Louis

Today is Thursday, the 1st of June of 2023

June 1 is the 152nd day of the year

213 days remain until the end of the year.

20 days until summer begins

The sun rose this morning at 5:49:22 am

and sunset will be at 8:26:44 pm

Today we will have 14 hours and 37 minutes of sun. The solar transit will be at 1:08:03 pm.

Water temperature in San Francisco Bay today is 60.6°F.

The first low tide was at 3:46 am at -0.02 feet

The first high tide will be at 10:18 am at 4.11 feet

The next low tide will be at 3:07 pm at 2.25 feet

and the final high tide at Ocean Beach will be at 9:19 pm at 6.11 feet

The Moon is currently 91.7% visible

It’s a Waxing Gibbous Moon

We’ll have a Full Moon in 3 days on Saturday the 3rd of June of 2023 at 8:42 pm

Today is….

Dare Day

Dinosaur Day

Don't Give Up The Ship Day

Flip a Coin Day

Heimlich Maneuver Day

National Go Barefoot Day

National Hazelnut Cake Day

National Moonshine Day

National Nail Polish Day

National Olive Day

National Pen Pal Day

New Year's Resolution Recommitment Day

Oscar The Grouch Day

Say Something Nice Day

Wear a Dress Day

World Milk Day

Today is also…

International Children's Day

The Day of Protection of Children Rights in Armenia

Mothers' and Children's Day in Mongolia

Stand For Children Day

Global Day of Parents

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Samoa from New Zealand in 1962.

Madaraka Day in Kenya

National Maritime Day in Mexico

National Tree Planting Day in Cambodia

Pan-casila Day in Indonesia

President's Day in Palau

The beginning of Crop over, celebrated until the first Monday of August. in Barbados

Victory Day in Tunisia

On this day in history…

1533Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England.

1857Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal is published.

1890 – The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine to count census returns.

1916Louis Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

1950 – The Declaration of Conscience speech, by U.S. Senator from Maine, Margaret Chase Smith, is delivered in response to Joseph R. McCarthy's speech at Wheeling, West Virginia.

1958Charles de Gaulle comes out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months.

1964Kenya becomes a republic with Jomo Kenyatta as its first President.

1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.

1975 – The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan was founded by Jalal Talabani, Nawshirwan Mustafa, Fuad Masum and others.

1979 – The first black-led government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 90 years takes power.

1980Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.

1990Cold War: George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.

2009 – General Motors files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.

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

1801Brigham Young, American religious leader, 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1877)

1804Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (d. 1857)[19]

1890Frank Morgan, American actor (d. 1949)

1921Nelson Riddle, American composer and bandleader (d. 1985)

1926 – Andy Griffith, American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1926 – Marilyn Monroe, American model and actress (d. 1962)

1934Pat Boone, American singer-songwriter and actor

1935 – Reverend Ike, American minister and television host (d. 2009)

1937Morgan Freeman, American actor and producer

1939Cleavon Little, American actor and comedian (d. 1992)

1940René Auberjonois, American actor (d. 2019)

1947 – Ronnie Wood, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer

1973 – Heidi Klum, German-American model, fashion designer, and producer

1974Alanis Morissette, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress

1981Brandi Carlile, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1981 – Amy Schumer, American comedian and actress

1984 – Nikki Glaser, American comedian

...and here's Yesterday's Almanac...

Today is Wednesday, the 31st of May of 2023,

May 31 is the 151st day of the year

214 days remain until the end of the year.

21 days until summer begins

The sun rose this morning at 5:49:45 am

and the sun sets tonight at 8:26:05 pm.

We will have 14 hours and 36 minutes of daylight

Solar noon will be at 1:07:55 pm.

Water temperature in San Francisco Bay today is 60.6°F

The first high tide will be at later this morning at 9:16 am at 3.91


The next low tide will be this afternoon at 2:26 pm at 1.86 feet

and the final high tide tonight at Ocean Beach will be at 8:47 pm at 5.83 feet

The Moon is currently 86% visible

It’s a Waxing Gibbous moon

We’ll have a Full Moon in 3 days on Saturday the 3rd of June of 2023 at 8:42


Today is…

National Autonomous Vehicle Day

National Macaroon Day

National Meditation Day

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

National Smile Day

Necro-tizing Fasci-itis Awareness Day

Save Your Hearing Day

Speak in Complete Sentences Day

What You Think Upon Grows Day

World Parrot Day

Today is also…

Anniversary of Royal Brunei Malay Regiment in Brunei

The beginning of Gawai Dayak in Sarawak, Malaysia and West Kali-man-tan, Indonesia

World No Tobacco Day

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

…and on this day in history…

1790 – The United States enacts its first copyright statute, the Copyright Act of 1790.

1859 – The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament, which houses Big Ben, starts keeping time.

1879 – Gilmore's Garden in New York City is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.

1909 – The National Negro Committee, forerunner to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), convenes for the first time.

1911 – The RMS Titanic is launched in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1955 – The U.S. Supreme Court expands on its Brown v. Board of Education decision by ordering district courts and school districts to enforce educational desegregation "at all deliberate speed."

1971 – In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30.

2008Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100m sprint, with a wind-legal (+1.7 m/s) 9.72 seconds

Kevin Vance created a program of folk music for KALW, A Patchwork Quilt, in October 1991. He grew up in Berkeley during the 1960s and '70s and spent his years learning in public schools, community colleges, bookstores, libraries, and non-commercial radio stations, as well as from the people around him. When he's not on the radio, then he's selling books, taking care of his family, listening to music, entering stuff into a computer, or taking a class.