Almanac – Tuesday 05/24/22 | KALW

Today is Tuesday, May 24, 2022

May 24 is the 144th day of the year

221 days remain until the end of the year.

28 days before the start of summer

The sun rose this morning at 5:53:04 am

and sunset will be at 8:21:11 PM.

Today we will have 14 hours and 28 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 13:07:07.

The first low tide will be at 1:26 a.m. at 1.78 feet

The first high tide will be at 6:48 a.m. at 4.41 feet

The next low tide at 1:09 p.m. at 0.36 feet

and the last high tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 7:59 p.m. at 5.67 feet

The Moon is currently 32.1% visible

It’s a descending crescent

We will have a New Moon in 6 days on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 4:30 a.m.

Today it’s…

asparagus day

Aircraft Maintenance Technicians Day

Brothers Day

Declaration of the Bab

International Tiara Day

national snail day

treasure hunt day

Today is also…

Aldersgate Day/Wesley Day in Methodism

Day of the Battle of Pichincha in Ecuador

Bermuda Day in Bermuda

Commonwealth Day in Belize

Eritrea Independence Day, celebrates Eritrea’s independence from Ethiopia in 1993.

Lubiri Memorial Day in Buganda, part of Uganda

Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavic Literature in Bulgaria

Saints Cyril and Methodius, Slavic Enlightenment Day in North Macedonia

National Patriots Day or National Patriots Day in Quebec

On this day in history…

1607 – One hundred and five English settlers under the leadership of Captain Christopher Newport established the colony called Jamestown at the mouth of the James River on the coast of Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in America.

1626 – Peter Minuit buys Manhattan.

1689 – The English Parliament passes the Tolerance Act protecting dissenting Protestants but excluding Roman Catholics.

1738 – John Wesley converts, essentially starting the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day and a church service is usually held the previous Sunday.

1798 – The Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.

1813 – South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador (“The Liberator”).

1844 – Samuel Morse sends the message “What has God wrought” (a biblical quote, Numbers 23:23) from a committee room in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland , to inaugurate a commercial telegraph line between Baltimore and Washington D.C.

1856 – John Brown and his men kill five pro-slavery supporters at Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas.

1873 – Patrick Francis Healy becomes the first black president of a predominantly white university in the United States.

1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge in New York opens to traffic after 14 years of construction.

1930 – Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia (she departed May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight).

1935 – The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 at Crosley Field.

1940 – Igor Sikorsky makes the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight

1956 – The first Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Lugano, Switzerland.

1958 – United Press International is formed by the merger of United Press and the International News Service.

1961 – American Civil Rights Movement: The Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi, for “disturbing the peace” after getting off their bus.

1962 – Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter circles the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule

1976 – The Judgment of Paris takes place in France, making California a global force in the production of quality wine.

1991 – Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel.

2002 – Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.

The United States-Russian Federation Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (SORT), also known as the Moscow Treaty, was a strategic arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia which was in effect from June 2003 to February 2011 when it was replaced by the New START Treaty

2019 – Under pressure from her handling of Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation as leader of the Conservative Party, effective June 7.

…and if today is your birthday, happy birthday! You are sharing this special day with…

1686 – Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Polish-German physicist and engineer, develops the Fahrenheit scale (died 1736)

1819 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (died 1901)

1870 – Jan Smuts, South African lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of South Africa (died 1950)

1905 – George Nakashima, American carpenter and architect (died 1990)

1905 – Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian novelist and short story writer, Nobel laureate (died 1984)

1918 – Coleman Young, American politician, 66th mayor of Detroit (died 1997)

1933 – Jane Byrne, American lawyer and politician, 50th Mayor of Chicago (died 2014)

1936 – Harold Budd, American composer and poet (died 2020)

1937 – Archie Shepp, American saxophonist and composer

1938 – Prince Buster, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (died 2016)

1938 – Tommy Chong, Canadian-American actor, director, producer and screenwriter

1940 – Joseph Brodsky, Russian-American poet and essayist, Nobel laureate (died 1996)

1941 – Bob Dylan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, artist, writer and producer; Nobel laureate

1943 – Gary Burghoff, American actor

1944 – Patti LaBelle, American singer-songwriter and actress


1947 – Waddy Wachtel, American guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer

1955 – Rosanne Cash, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1963 – Michael Chabon, American novelist, short story writer and screenwriter

1965 – John C. Reilly, American actor

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