Today is Friday, June 24, 2022
June 24 is the 175th day of the year
190 days remain until the end of the year.
90 days up to autumn begin
The sun rose in San Francisco at 5:48:58 a.m.
and the sun will set at 8:35:55 p.m.
We will have 14 hours and 46 minutes of daylight today
The solar transit will be at 13:12:26.
The first low tide will be at 2:56 a.m. at 0.33 feet
The first high tide will be at 9:19 a.m. at 4.08 feet
The next low tide at 2:05 p.m. at 2.29 feet
and the last high tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 8:23 p.m. at 6.20 feet
The Moon is 25.1% visible
It’s a Ascending descending moon
We will have a New Moon in 4 days on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 7:52 p.m.
Feast of the senses
international fairies day
The museum comes to life
National Food Truck Day
National Praline Day
Swim a lap day
Take your dog to work
World UFO Day
Today is also…
army day Where Day of the Battle of Carabobo in Venezuela
Bannockburn Day in Scotland
Inti Raymia winter solstice festival and a New Year in the Andes from the southern hemisphere
Saint John’s Day and the second day of Summer parties
Enyovden in Bulgaria
Jaanipaev in Estonia
Jāņi in Latvia
Jonsmessa in Iceland
Saint Jean in England
Feast of Saint Jonas or Jonines in Lithuania
Saint Jean Baptist in Quebec
Sanziene in the West carpathian mountains of Romania
Wattah Wattah Festival in the Philippines
Fors Fortuna, ancient roman party at Fortune
On this day in history…
1312 BC – Morsili II launch a campaign against the Kingdom of Azzi Hayasa.
1374 – A sudden onset of Midsummer dance provoke people in the streets of AachenGermany, to experience hallucinations and start jumping and twitching uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion.
1880 – First performance of O Canada at the National Congress of French Canadians. The song would later become the National anthem from Canada.
1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female movie star to sign a million dollar contract.
1922 – The American Professional Football Association is renamed National Football League.
1938 – Pieces of a meteorite land near Chicora, Pennsylvania. The meteorite is estimated to have weighed 450 Metric tons when it hit Earth’s atmosphere and exploded.
1943 – US military police attempt to arrest a black soldier in Bamber BridgeEngland, triggering the Battle of Bamber Bridge mutiny that left one dead and seven injured.
1947 – Kenneth Arnold made the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
1957 – In Roth v. United Statesthe United States Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment.
1995 – Rugby World Cup: South Africa defeats New Zealand and Nelson Mandela present Francois Pienaar with the Webb Ellis Cup in an iconic postaside moment.
2004 – At New York, Capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.
2010 – TO Wimbledon, John Isner US defeats Nicolas Mahut from France, in the longest match in the history of professional tennis.
2010 – Julia Gillard takes office as first woman Prime Minister of Australia.
2013 – Ancient Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is guilty of abusing his power and having sex with an underage prostitute, and is sentenced to seven years in prison.
2021 – The Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Florida suffers from a sudden partial collapsekilling 98 people inside.
…and if today is your birthday, happy birthday! You are sharing this special day with….
1842 – Ambrose BierceAmerican short story writer, essayist and journalist (died 1914)
1893 – Roy O. DisneyAmerican businessman, co-founder The Walt Disney Company (died 1971)
1895 – Jack DempseyAmerican boxer and soldier (died 1983)
1901 – Harry PartchAmerican composer and theorist (died 1974)
1935 – Terry RileyAmerican composer and educator
1936 – Robert Downey Sr.American actor and director (died 2021)
1937 – Anita DesaiIndian-American author and scholar
1938 – Block Lawrenceamerican author
1941 – Julia KristevaFranco-Bulgarian psychoanalyst and author
1942 – Arthur BrownEnglish rock singer-songwriter
1942 – Mick FleetwoodBritish-American drummer
1944 – Jeff BeckEnglish guitarist and songwriter
[1945–[1945–George PatakiAmerican lawyer and politician, 53rd Governor of New York
1946 – Robert ReichAmerican economist and politician, 22nd United States Secretary of Labor
1979 – Mindy KalingAmerican actress and producer
1986 – Solange KnowlesAmerican singer-songwriter and actress