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KALW Almanac: Friday November 25, 2016

Today Friday, 25th of November of 2016 is the 330th day of the year. 
There are 36 days remaining until the end of the year. 
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:02 am 
and sunset will be at 4:52 pm. 
Today we will have 9 hours and 50 minutes of daylight. 

The solar transit will be at 11:57 am.

The first low tide was at 2:06 am 

and the next low tide will be at 3:12 pm. 

The first high tide will be at 8:45 am 

and the next high tide at 9:43 pm.

The Moon is 13.6% illuminated; a Waning Crescent

Moonrise Today: 3:24 am↑ 96° East

Moonset Today: 3:08 pm↑ 262° West

We will have a new moon in 4 days on Monday the 29th of November of 2016 at 4:18 am

First Quarter Moon in 12 days on Wednesday the 7th of December of 2016 at 1:03 am

Full Moon in 18 days on Tuesday the 13th of December of 2016 at 4:06 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 25 days on a Tuesday 20th of December of 2016 at 5:56 pm

Today is Black Friday

Buy Nothing Day

Flossing Day

Fur Free Friday

Maize Day

National Day of Listening

National Leftovers Day

National Native American Heritage Day

National Parfait Day

Shopping Reminder Day

Sinkie Day

You're Welcome-giving Day! 

Evacuation Day in New York City

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Suriname from the Netherlands in 1975.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

National Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Teachers' Day in Indonesia

The beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, which ends on December 10.

Vajiravudh Memorial Day in Thailand

On this day in history...

1874The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.

1947Red Scare: The "Hollywood Ten" are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios.

1963The body of slain President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

1947Movie studio executives agreed to blacklist the Hollywood 10, who were jailed a day earlier for contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.

1986The Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.

1987Chicago Mayor Harold Washington died after suffering a heart attack in his City Hall office.

1999Six-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez was rescued by a pair of sport fishermen off the coast of Florida.

2002President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security.

1966First television link between Australia and the UK.

1984Thirty-six top musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio and record Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.

1986 Iran–Contra affair: U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese announces that profits from covert weapons sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

1999A 5-year-old Cuban boy, Elian Gonzalez, is rescued by fishermen while floating in an inner tube off the Florida coast.

1999The United Nations establishes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to commemorate the murder of three Mirabal sisters for resistance against the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic.

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You get to share birthday cake and Thanksgiving leftovers with…

1835Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish-born American industrialist and philanthropist who led the expansion of the U.S. steel industry

1844Karl Benz, German engineer and businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz (d. 1929)

1846Carrie Nation, American temperance activist (d. 1911)

1896Virgil Thomson, American composer, conducter and music critic

1909P. D. Eastman, American author and illustrator (d. 1986)

1914Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio was born in Martinez, Calif.

1915Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general and politician, 30th President of Chile (d. 2006)

1920Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (d. 2009)

1924Paul Desmond, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)

1931Nat Adderley, American cornet and trumpet player (d. 2000)

1940Percy Sledge, American singer (d. 2015)

1951Bill Morrissey, American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

1960John F. Kennedy Jr., American lawyer, journalist, and publisher (d. 1999)

1971Christina Applegate, American actress, singer, dancer, and producer