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KALW Almanac: Tue. Nov. 15, 2016

Today Tuesday, 15th of November of 2016 is the 320th day of the year. 
There are 46 days remaining until the end of the year. 
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:52 am 
and the sun will set at 4:58 pm. 
Today we will have 10 hours and 6 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 11:55 am.

The first high tide was at 12:05 am 

and the next high tide will be at 11:18 am. 

The first low tide was at 5:00 am 

and the next low tide will be at 5:53 pm.

The Moon is 98.4% illuminated, a Waning Gibbous moon

Moonrise Today: 6:32 pm↑ 67° East

Moonset Today: 7:56 am↑ 291° Northwest

Daylight Hours: 10 hours, 7 minutes (-1m 46s)

Last Quarter Moon in 6 days on Monday 21st of November of 2016 at 12:33 am

New Moon in 14 days on Tuesday 29th of November of 2016 at 4:18 am

America Recycles Day

American Enterprise Day

Day of the Imprisoned Writer

George Spelvin Day

I Love to Write Day

Little Red Wagon Day

National Bundt Day

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

National Philanthropy Day

National Raisin Bran Cereal Day

National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day

Pack Your Mom's Lunch Day

Today is also...

Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium

International Day of the Imprisoned Writer

Independence Day, unilaterally declared in 1988 in Palestine

King's Feast in Belgium

National Tree Planting Day in Sri Lanka

Peace Day in the Ivory Coast

Republic Proclamation Day in Brazil

Shichi-Go-San in Japan

(Shichi-Go-San (七五三 ?, lit. "Seven-Five-Three") is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three- and seven-year-old girls and three- and five-year-old boys, held annually on November 15 to celebrate the growth and well-being of young children.)

The beginning of Winter Lent in the Eastern Orthodox Christian church

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you.  You get to celebrate with...

1887 – Georgia O'Keeffe, American painter and educator (d. 1986)

1891 – W. Averell Harriman, American businessman and politician, 11th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1986)

1891 – Erwin Rommel, German field marshal (d. 1944)

1905 – Mantovani, Italian conductor and composer (d. 1980)

1906 – Curtis LeMay, American general and politician (d. 1990)

1907 – Claus von Stauffenberg, German colonel (d. 1944)

1916 – Bill Melendez, Mexican-American voice actor, animator, director, and producer (d. 2008)

1925 – Howard Baker, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 12th White House Chief of Staff (d. 2014)

1929 – Ed Asner, American actor, singer, and producer

1932 – Petula Clark, English singer-songwriter and actress

1932 – Clyde McPhatter, American singer (d. 1972)

1933 – Theodore Roszak, American scholar and author (d. 2011)

1937 – Little Willie John, American singer-songwriter (d. 1968)

1937 – Yaphet Kotto, American actor and screenwriter

1940 – Sam Waterston, American actor

1941 – Daniel Pinkwater, American author and illustrator

1942 – Daniel Barenboim, Argentinian-Israeli pianist and conductor

1947 – Bill Richardson, American politician and diplomat, 21st United States Ambassador to the United Nations

1957 – Kevin Eubanks, American guitarist and composer

1967 – E-40, American rapper and actor (The Click)

1968 – Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper and producer (d. 2004)

On this day in history…

1791 – The first U.S. Catholic college, Georgetown University, opens its doors.

1806 – Pike expedition: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains. (It is later named Pikes Peak.)

1864 – Union General William Tecumseh Sherman burns Atlanta, Georgia and starts Sherman's March to the Sea.

1920 – First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva, Switzerland.

1926 – The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations.

1942 – World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal ends in a decisive Allied victory.

1966 – Gemini 12 completes the program's final mission, when it splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.

1969 – In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic "March Against Death".

1971 – Intel releases the world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.

1976 – René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favor of independence.

1985 – The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach (TEE-shikh) Garret FitzGerald.

2006 – Al Jazeera English launches worldwide.