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Almanac - Tuesday 11/21/17

Pumpkin Pie Slice by flickr user The Culinary Geek

Today Tuesday, 21th of November of 2017 is the 325th day of the year....

There are 40 days remaining until the end of the year.

30 days until winter begins

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

(11 months and 16 days from today)

1078 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 11 months and 13 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:58 am 

and sunset will be at 4:54 pm.

Today we will have 9 hours and 56 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 11:56 am.

The first high tide was at 1:51 am

and the next high tide will be at 12:19 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:26 am 

and the next low tide at 7:07 pm.

The Moon is 8.3% illuminated;  a Waxing Crescent 

Moon Direction:  71.43° ENE

Moon Altitude: -53.66°

Moon Distance: 252341 mi

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

Next New Moon: Sunday December 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm

Next Moonrise: Today at 9:33 am

Today is…


Alascattalo Day


False Confession Day


National Gingerbread Day


National Red Mitten Day (Canada)


National Stuffing Day


Pumpkin Pie Day


World Hello Day


World Television Day

It’s also…

Armed Forces Day in both Bangladesh and Greece

General Framework Agreement Day in the Republika Srpska

World Television Day

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

1694 – Voltaire, French historian, playwright, and philosopher (d. 1778)

1902 – Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)

1904 – Coleman Hawkins, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1969)

1937 – Marlo Thomas, American actress, producer, and activist

1940 – Dr. John, American singer-songwriter and pianist

1944 – Dick Durbin, American lawyer and politician

1944 – Harold Ramis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1945 – Goldie Hawn, American actress, singer, and producer

1948 – George Zimmer, American businessman, founded Men's Wearhouse

1948 – Lonnie Jordan, American singer-songwriter War (band)

1950 – Livingston Taylor, American singer-songwriter and musician

1965 – Björk, Icelandic singer-songwriter

1969 – Ken Griffey Jr., American baseball player and actor

And on this day in history…

164 BC – Judas Maccabeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah.

1877 – Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound.

1905 – Albert Einstein's paper that leads to the mass–energy equivalence formula, E = mc², is published in the journal Annalen der Physik.

1922 – Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator.

1959 – American disc jockey Alan Freed, who had popularized the term "rock and roll" and music of that style, is fired from WABC-AM radio over allegations he had participated in the payola scandal.

1964 – Second Vatican Council: The third session of the Roman Catholic Church's ecumenical council closes.

1969 – The first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and SRI.

1986 – National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary start to shred documents allegedly implicating them in the Iran–Contra affair.

1995 – The Dayton Agreement is initialed at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, ending three and a half years of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.