Good evening. Today is Thursday, the 30th day of June. It's the 181st day of the year. This is not a leap year, so there are 184 days remaining in 2022. On the Jewish calendar, today is the 1st day of Tammuz in the year 5782. On this day in 1953, the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
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Today in History: Yul Brynner's Abdication
On this day in 1985 The King and I closed after 191 performances at Broadway Theater. Yul Brynner played the part of Mongkut, the King of Siam, and Mary Beth Peil played Anna Leonowens.
The closing show was Brynner's last performance of the signature role he played 4,633 times. At the closing of the Broadway run, Brynner knew he was dying of lung cancer. A few months earlier he had appeared on Good Morning America and discussed his disease and the role his heavy cigarette smoking had played. He made a passionate appeal to the TV audience to avoid the risks caused by smoking. A clip from that interview was made into a public service announcement by the American Cancer Society and released after his death. It includes the warning "Now that I'm gone, I tell you don't smoke. Whatever you do, just don't smoke. If I could take back that smoking, we wouldn't be talking about any cancer. I'm convinced of that." Brynner died on October 10, 1985 in New York City, the same day as his Battle of Neretva co-star Orson Welles.
Brynner played many key roles on stage and appeared in numerous films, including the film version of The King and I and The Ten Commandments. In addition to acting, he was a talented guitarist and released an album with Aliosha Dimitrievitch. Brynner also had a passion for photography and writing. He published three books, two of which contained his photography.
Today's Birthday Boys and Girls
Today is the birthday of Joseph D Hooker (1817), Lena Horne (1917), Susan Hayward (1919), Dorothy Malone (1925), Harry Blackstone, Jr. (1934), Leonard Whiting (1950), Ken Olin (1954), Vincent D'onofrio (1959), Mike Tyson (1966), Ralf Schumacher (1975), Fantasia Barrino (1984), and Michael Phelps (1985).
On Wall Street
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The New York Stock Exchange is currently closed. At closing today, the NASDAQ was up by to . The S&P500 index closed at , up by .
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Earth and All Spheres
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We are under a waxing crescent moon. At the time you accessed this page, its exact age was 2 days, 0 hours, and 27 minutes. We will be under a new moon again on Thursday, July 28th at 8:29 AM CDT. The moon will reach full luminescence on Wednesday, July 13th at 2:07 PM. For now, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter are visible in the night sky. Mars, seen in the southern sky, is clearly visible and its red glow clearly identifies it. It can be seen beginning at nightfall; it moves slowly in a westerly fashion before disappearing. Mercury can be seen in the eastern sky just before dawn.
We are under the constellation of Cancer in the 555th day of winter, which arrived in the Northern Hemisphere on December 21st at 4:02 AM CST with the occurrence of the Winter Equinox. On the date of the Equinox, the sunrise and sunset times were 5:12 AM CDT and 7:23 PM CDT. For today, our sunrise and sunset times (at -96.852/32.847) are 6:17 AM and 8:27 PM, giving us 14 hours and 10 minutes of daylight. For now, we're on Standard Time. We will switch to Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 14th at 2:00 AM, following the NIST standard.
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