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Thursday November 14, 2013

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  • 318th Day of 2013 / 47 Remaining
  • 37 Days Until The First Day of Winter

  • Sunrise:6:50
  • Sunset:4:58
  • 10 Hours 8 Minutes of Daylight

  • Moon Rise:3:20pm
  • Moon Set:3:53am
  • Moon’s Phase: 92 %

  • The Next Full Moon
  • November 17 @ 7:16am
  • Full Beaver Moon
  • Full Frosty Moon

This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.

  • Tides
  • High:8:00am/9:07pm
  • Low:1:36am/2:44pm

  • Rainfall (measured July 1 – June 30)
  • Normal To Date:2.70
  • This Year:0.44
  • Last Year:1.83
  • Annual Seasonal Average:23.80

  • Holidays
  • Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day
  • National Girls Day
  • National Spicy Guacamole Day
  • National Pickle Day

  • UN World Diabetes Day
  • World Orphans Day
  • Children's Day-India
  • National Day Of Mourning-Germany
  • Readjustment Day-Guinea Bissau

  • On This Day In …
  • 1832 --- The first horsecar (a streetcar drawn by horses) was displayed in New York City. The vehicle had room for 30 people in
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    three compartments. The new service traveled Fourth Avenue between Prince and Fourteenth Streets.

  • 1851 --- Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published by Harper & Brothers in New York. Moby-Dick is now considered a great classic of American
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    literature and contains one of the most famous opening lines in fiction: “Call me Ishmael. Some years ago -- never mind how long precisely -- having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world...” Initially, though, the book about Captain Ahab and his quest for a giant white whale was a flop.

  • 1881 --- Charles J. Guiteau went on trial for assassinating President James A. Garfield. (He was convicted and hanged.)
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  • 1882 --- Gunslinger Franklin "Buckskin" Leslie shoots the Billy "The Kid" Claiborne dead in the streets of Tombstone, Arizona. The first historical evidence of Leslie's life emerges in 1877, when he became a scout in Arizona. A few years later, Leslie was attracted to the moneymaking opportunities of the booming mining town of Tombstone, where he opened the Cosmopolitan Hotel in 1880. That same year he killed a man named Mike Killeen during a quarrel over Killeen's wife, and he married the woman shortly thereafter. Leslie's reputation as a cold-blooded killer brought him trouble after his drinking companion and fellow gunman John Ringo was found dead in July 1882. Some Tombstone citizens, including a young friend of Ringo's named Billy "The Kid" Claiborne, were convinced that Leslie had murdered Ringo, though they could not prove it. Probably seeking vengeance and the notoriety that would come from shooting a famous gunslinger, Claiborne unwisely decided to publicly challenge Leslie, who shot him dead.

  • 1889 --- Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Jane Cochran), began her successful attempt to beat the record of Jules Verne's fictional Phileas Fogg to
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    go 'Around the World in Eighty Days'. Bly was a U.S. newspaper reporter and completed the journey in 72 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes and 14 seconds.

  • 1922 --- The British Broadcasting Corp. began its domestic radio service.

  • 1935 --- U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth after its new constitution was approved. The Tydings-McDuffie Act planned for the Phillipines to be completely independent by July 4, 1946.

  • 1940 --- German bombers devastate the English city of Coventry, demolishing tens of thousands of buildings and killing hundreds of men, women, and children. The verb "Koventrieren" (to Coventrate)
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    passed into the German language, meaning "to annihilate or reduce to rubble." On November 8, Adolf Hitler had to move up his scheduled speech in Munich on the anniversary of his 1923 attempted coup in Bavaria because British bombers were on their way to take out a railway yard. Hitler was determined to avenge this audacious offensive. The Fuhrer let his bomber pilots know that he was not "willing to let an attack on the capital of the Nazi movement go unpunished."

  • 1943 --- Leonard Bernstein made his debut with the New York Philhamonic when he filled in for the ailing Bruno Walter prior to a
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    nationally broadcast concert. Bernstein was 25 years old and was an assistant conductor at the time.

  • 1959 --- The eruption of Kilauea Iki Crater (Nov 14-Dec 20, 1959) on the Big Island of Hawaii was a relatively brief event, but produced some of Kilauea’s most spectacular lava fountains of the 20th century. (The current Pu`u `O`o-Kupaianaha eruption of Kilauea began in 1983).

  • 1969 -- Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the surface of the moon, is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with astronauts Charles Conrad, Jr.; Richard F. Gordon, Jr.; and Alan L. Bean aboard. President Richard Nixon viewed the liftoff from Pad A at Cape Canaveral. He was the first president to attend the liftoff of a manned space flight.

  • 1970 --- Santana's "Black Magic Woman" was released.

  • 1972 --- The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 1,000 for the first time, ending the day at 1,003.16.

  • 1979 --- U.S. President Carter froze all Iranian assets in the United States and U.S. banks abroad in response to the taking of 63 American hostages at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran.

  • 1982 --- Lech Walesa, leader of communist Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, returns to his apartment in Gdansk after 11 months of internment in a remote hunting lodge near the Soviet
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    border. Two days before, hundreds of supporters had begun a vigil outside his home upon learning that the founder of Poland's trade union movement was being released. When Walesa finally did return home, on November 14, he was lifted above the jubilant crowd and carried to the door of his apartment, where he greeted his wife and then addressed his supporters from a second-story window.

  • 1986 --- Wall Street arbitrageur Ivan Boesky pleads guilty to insider trading and agrees to pay a $100 million fine and cooperate with the Securities and Exchange Commission's investigation. "Boesky Day," as the SEC would later call it, was crucial in exposing a nationwide scandal at the heart of the '80s Wall Street boom.

  • 1993 --- Don Shula was carried off the Veterans Stadium field by his Miami Dolphins after a 19-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. That victory was #325 in Shula’s career and made him the winningest coach in NFL history, surpassing the legendary George Halas. (Of all NFL coaches, only Shula and Halas reached 300 victories.) Shula finished his career in 1995 with a coaching record of 347-173-6. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.

  • Birthdays
  • Jaraharal Nehru
  • Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice
  • Claude Monet
  • George S Kaufman
  • Ellis Marsalis
  • P J O’Rourke
  • Buckwheat Zydeco
  • Yanni
  • Laura SanGiacomo
  • Reverend Run
  • Robert Fulton
  • Mamie Eisenhower
  • Aaron Copeland
  • Sen Joseph McCarthy
  • Ed White
  • Fred Haise
  • Boutros Boutros Ghali
  • Prince Charles