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Almanac - Wednesday 11/22/17

Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish, taken by flickr user Selena N. B. H.

click here for the recipe for Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish...

Today Wednesday, the 22th of November of 2017 is the 326th day of the year.

There are 39 days remaining until the end of the year.

29 days until winter begins...

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

(11 months and 15 days from today)

1077 days until Presidential Elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 11 months and 12 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:59 am 

and sunset will be at 4:54 pm.

Today we will have 9 hours and 55 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 11:56 am.

The first high tide was at 2:35 am 

and the next high tide will be at 12:56 pm.

The first low tide will be at 7:09 am 

and the next low tide at 7:47 pm.

The Moon is currently 14.2% illuminated

A Waxing Crescent moon

Moon Direction: ↑ 60.98° ENE

Moon Altitude: -60.53°

Moon Distance: 252196 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 10:20 am

Today is…

Blackout Wednesday

Go For a Ride Day

Humane Society Anniversary Day

National Cranberry Relish Day

National Family Caregivers Day

National Jukebox Day

National Start Your Own Country Day

National Stop the Violence Day

It's also...

Arbour Day on the British Virgin Islands

Day of Justice  in Azerbaijan

Day of the Albanian Alphabet

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Lebanon from France in 1943.

Teacher's Day in Costa Rica

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

1744 – Abigail Adams, American wife of John Adams, 2nd First Lady of the United States (d. 1818)

1780 – Conradin Kreutzer, German composer (d. 1849)

1808 – Thomas Cook, English businessman, founded Thomas Cook Group (d. 1892)

1819 – George Eliot, English novelist and poet (d. 1880)

1859 – Cecil Sharp, English folk song scholar (d. 1924)


1868 - John Nance Garner,
American politician; U.S. vice president (1933-41)

1869 - Andre Gide, French writer

1890 – Charles de Gaulle, French general and politician, 18th President of France (d. 1970)

1898 -  Wiley Post, American aviator; made first solo flight around the world

1899 – Hoagy Carmichael, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 1981)

1912 – Doris Duke, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1993)

1913 – Benjamin Britten, English pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1976)

1921 – Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian, actor, rapper, and screenwriter (d. 2004)


1924 -- Geraldine Page,American actress

1940 – Terry Gilliam, American-English actor, director, animator, and screenwriter

1941 – Jesse Colin Young, American singer-songwriter and bass player (The Youngbloods)

1943 – Billie Jean King, American tennis player and sportscaster

1950 - William Kotzwinkle, American novelist and screenwriter

1950 – Steven Van Zandt, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

1950 – Tina Weymouth, American singer-songwriter and bass player

1951 – Kent Nagano, American conductor, director, and manager

1958 – Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress

1961 – Mariel Hemingway, American actress

1967 – Mark Ruffalo, American actor and activist

1984 – Scarlett Johansson, American actress

1986 – Oscar Pistorius, South African sprinter

On this day in history…

1718 – Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard.

1837 – Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie calls for a rebellion against the United Kingdom in his essay "To the People of Upper Canada", published in his newspaper The Constitution.

1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched and is one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.


1906 - The SOS distress signal was adopted at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin.

1928 – The premier performance of Ravel's Boléro takes place in Paris.

1954 – The Humane Society of the United States is founded.

1963 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald, who also killed Dallas Police officer J. D. Tippit after fleeing the scene.

1968 – The Beatles release The Beatles (known popularly as The White Album).

1975 – Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.

1977 – British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.

1987 – Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.

1995 – Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery

2004 – The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.

2005 – Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

2005 - The Microsoft video game console Xbox 360 went on sale