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Almanac - Tuesday 11/6/18

Super nachos at Picante, in Berkeley, by flickr user pointnshoot

Today is Tuesday November the 6th, 2018. It  is the 310th day of the year.

There are 55 days remaining until the end of the year.  45 days until winter begins

0 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018...

and 728 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 11 months and 28 days from today)

The sun rises this morning at 6:41 am 

and the sun sets at 5:05 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 24 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 11:53 am.

The first low tide was at 3:36 am

and the next low tide will be at 4:26 pm.

The first high tide will be at 10:09 am 

and the next high tide at 11:05 pm.

A low to medium pollen count today and the rest of the week in the 3s and 4s

The Moon is 1.6% visible, a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: 90.82° E↑

Moon Altitude: -10.82°

Moon Distance: 235536 mi

Next New Moon: Tomorrow Wednesday November  7, 2018 at 8:01 am

Next Full Moon: Thursday November 22, 2018 at 9:39 pm

Next Moonrise: Today 5:28 am

Today is…

Basketball Day

Election Day

Marooned Without a Compass Day

National Nachos Day

National Saxophone Day

Today is also…
Arbor Day from Republic of Congo

Constitution Day from Dominican Republic

Constitution Day from Tajikistan

Finnish Swedish Heritage Daya flag day

Green March in Morocco

Gustavus Adolphus Day, death of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and official flag day

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Malaria Day in the Americas

Obama Day in Kenya

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

AD 15 – Agrippina the Younger, Roman empress (or possibly AD 16) (d. 59)

1814 – Adolphe Sax, Belgian-French instrument designer, invented the saxophone (d. 1894)

1854 – John Philip Sousa, American commander, composer, and conductor (d. 1932)

1892 – Harold Ross, American journalist and publisher, co-founded The New Yorker (d. 1951)

1916 – Ray Conniff, American composer and conductor (d. 2002)

1926 – Zig Ziglar, American soldier, businessman, and author (d. 2012)

1930 – Derrick Bell, American scholar, author and critical race theorist (d. 2011)

1931 – Mike Nichols, German-born American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1939 – Michael Schwerner, American activist (d. 1964)

1941 – Guy Clark, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2016)

1941 – Doug Sahm, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1999)

1945 – Lani Hall, American singer, lyricist, author, and producer

1946 – Sally Field, American actress

1948 – Sidney Blumenthal, American journalist and activist

1949 – Arturo Sandoval, Cuban trumpet player, pianist, and composer

1955 – Maria Shriver, American journalist and author

1968 – Jerry Yang, Taiwanese-American engineer and businessman, co-founded Yahoo!

1988 – Emma Stone, American actress

…and on this day in history…

1528 – Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vacabecomes the first known European to set foot in the area that would become Texas.

1860 – Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States.

1869 – In New Brunswick, New JerseyRutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6–4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.

1913 – Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.

1935 – Edwin Armstrong presents his paper "A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation" to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers.

1947 – Meet the Press, the longest running television program in history, makes its debut.

1971 – The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutian Islands.

2012 – Barack Obama is reelected President of the United States; Tammy Baldwin becomes the first openly gay politician to be elected to the United States Senate.