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Almanac - Tuesday 11/7/17

Happy Birthday, Joni Mitchell, taken by flickr user Loren Jones

Today Tuesday, the 7th of November of 2017 is the 311th day of the year...

There are 54 days remaining until the end of the year.

364 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018

(11 months and 30 days from today)

And 1092 days until Presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

2 years 11 months and 27 days from today

the sun rises today at 6:43 am 

and sunset will be at 5:04 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 21 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 11:53 am.

The first high tide was at 2:09 am

and the next high tide will be at 1:04 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:53 am 

and the next low tide at 7:48 pm.

The Moon is currently 84.4% illuminated

A Waning Gibbous Moon

Moon Direction: ↑ 238.48° WSW

Moon Altitude: 60.60°

Moon Distance: 225672 mi

Next New Moon: Saturday November 18, 2017 at 3:42 am

Next Full Moon: Sunday December 3, 2017 at 7:46 am

Next Moonset: Today at 10:24 am

Today is…

Election Day

People are voting for School board members in different cities in California,

Ballot initiatives in New York, For governor in Virginia and New Jersey

and there are congressional elections today in Montana, and South Carolina.

Hug a Bear Day

Little League Girls Day

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

Notary Public Day


It’s also…

Commemoration Day, the anniversary of Ben Ali's succession in Tunisia

Hungarian Opera Day

National Day, after Treaty of the Pyrenees.  In Northern Catalonia, and France

National Revolution and Solidarity Day in Belarus

October Revolution Day

Tokhu Emong (Lotha Naga people of India)

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

1728 – James Cook, English captain, navigator, and cartographer (d. 1779)

1867 – Marie Curie, Polish chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1934)

1879 – Leon Trotsky, Russian theorist and politician, founded the Red Army (d. 1940)

1913 – Albert Camus, French novelist, philosopher, and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)

1918 – Billy Graham, American minister and author

1922 – Al Hirt, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1999)

1926 – Joan Sutherland, Australian soprano (d. 2010)

1943 – Joni Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1956 – Judy Tenuta, American actress, producer, screenwriter, and accordion player

On this day in history…

1874 – A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party.

1893 – Women's suffrage: Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, the second state to do so.

1908 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente Canton, Bolivia.

1916 – Jeannette Rankin is the first woman elected to the United States Congress..

1917 – The Gregorian calendar date of the October Revolution, which gets its name from the Julian calendar date of 25 October. On this date in 1917, the Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace.

1929 – In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public

1933 – Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.

1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America.

1967 – Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city.

1967 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

1989 – David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected Mayor of New York City.

1990 – Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.

1991 – Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV and retires from the NBA.

1994 – WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world's first internet radio broadcast.