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Almanac - Monday 11/13/17

Alton Brown's Indian Rice Pudding, by flickr user Kimberly Vardeman

Today Monday, 13th of November of 2017 is the 317th day of the year.

There are 48 days remaining until the end of the year...

358 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018

(11 months and 24 days from today)

1086 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

( 2 years 11 months and 21 days from today)

The sun will rise this morning at 6:49 am 

and sun will set will be at 4:59 pm.

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

Solar noon will be at 11:54 am.

The first low tide was at 1:00 am

and the next low tide will be at 2:02 pm.

The first high tide will be at 7:59 am 

and the next high tide at 8:04 pm.

The Moon is currently 22.9% illuminated

A Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: ↑ 111.43° ESE

Moon Altitude: 31.68°

Moon Distance: 240174 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 2:49 pm

Today is…

Actor's Day


National Indian Pudding Day


National Mom's and Dad's Day


Sadie Hawkins Day


Start a Rumor Day


World Kindness Day


World Orphans Day

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

1838 – Joseph F. Smith, American religious leader, 6th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1918)

1850 – Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist (d. 1894)

1856 – Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1941)

1913 – Lon Nol, Cambodian general and politician, 37th Prime Minister of Cambodia (d. 1985)

1929 – Fred Phelps, American lawyer, pastor, and activist, founded the Westboro Baptist Church (d. 2014)

1934 – Garry Marshall, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2016)

1938 – Jean Seberg, American-French actress and singer (d. 1979)

1939 – Idris Muhammad, American drummer and composer (d. 2014)

1946 – Ray Wylie Hubbard, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947 – Amory Lovins, American physicist and environmentalist

1949 – Terry Reid, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 – Scott McNealy, American businessman, co-founded Sun Microsystems

1955 – Whoopi Goldberg, American actress, comedan, and talk show host

1967 – Jimmy Kimmel, American comedian, actor, and talk show host

1969 – Lori Berenson, American activist

…And on this day in history…

1927 – The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.

1940 – Walt Disney's animated musical film Fantasia is first released, on the first night of a roadshow at New York's Broadway Theatre.

1947 – The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles.

1956 – The Supreme Court of the United States declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

1969 – Vietnam War: Anti-war protesters in Washington, D.C. stage a symbolic March Against Death

1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.

2012 – A total solar eclipse occurred in parts of Australia and the South Pacific

2015 – A set of coordinated terror attacks in Paris, including multiple shootings, explosions, and a hostage crisis in the 10th and 11th arrondissements kill 130 people, seven attackers, and injured 368 others, with at least 80 critically wounded.