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Almanac - Thursday 11/8/18

Nov 8, 2018

Today is Thursday, the 8th of November of 2018. It is the 312th day of the year.  There are 53 days remaining until the end of the year.  43 days until winter begins.  726 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

The sun rises this morning at 6:43 am 

and sunset will be at 5:03 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 20 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 11:53 am.

The first low tide was at 4:59am 

The only high tide of the day will be at 11:17 am

and the final low tide at 5:48 pm.

A low-to-medium pollen count of 3.2 today going a little up and down to a 2.7 by Monday

The Moon is 1.0% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Next Full Moon: Thursday November 22, 2018 at 9:39 pm

Next Moonrise: Today at 7:36 am

"8th of November" is the name of a song by the band, Big & Rich

Today is…

Abet and Aid Punsters Day

Cook Something Bold Day

National Ample Time Day

National Cappuccino Day

National Dunce Day

National Harvey Wallbanger Day

National Parents as Teachers Day

National STEM Day

(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

World Town Planning Day

World Usability Day

X-ray Day

Today is also…

Day of Baku Metro Employees in Azerbaijan

Intersex Day of Remembrance in New South WalesAustralia

National Aboriginal Veterans Day in Canada

Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Powers of Heaven in the Eastern Orthodox Church

World Urbanism Day

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

1847 – Bram Stoker, Irish novelist and critic, created Count Dracula (d. 1912)

1897 – Dorothy Day, American journalist and activist (d. 1980)

1922 – Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon and academic (d. 2001)

1927 – Patti Page, American singer and actress (d. 2013)

1931 – Morley Safer, Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 2016)

1947 – Minnie Riperton, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)

1949 – Bonnie Raitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 – Rickie Lee Jones, American singer-songwriter and producer

1956 – Mari Boine, Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer

1975 – Tara Reid, American actress

…and on this day in history…

1519 – Hernán Cortés enters Tenoch-ti-tlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with a great celebration

1889 – Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.

1892 – The New Orleans general strike begins, uniting black and white American trade unionists in a successful four-day general strike action for the first time.

1895 – While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.

1933 – Great DepressionNew Deal: US President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed.

1965 – The Abolition of Death Penalty is enacted  in the United Kingdom

1966 – Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate since Reconstruction.

1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.

1972 – HBO launches its programming, with the broadcast of the 1971 movie Sometimes a Great Notion, starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda