Almanac - Wednesday 11/7/18
Today is Wednesday, the 7th of November of 2018 is the 311th day of the year.
There are 54 days remaining until the end of the year. 44 days until winter begins
and 727 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...
(1 year 11 months and 27 days from today)
The sun will rise at 6:42 am
and sunset will be at 5:04 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 22 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 11:53 am.
The first low tide was at 4:17 am
and the next low tide will be at 5:08 pm.
The first high tide will be at 10:43 am
and the next high tide at 11:58 pm.
A low-to-medium pollen count today at 3.1, peaking to 4.1 by Friday and dipping to 3.3 by Sunday.
The Moon is only 0.2% visible; a Near New Moon (Waning Crescent)
Moon Direction:88.54° E↑
Moon Distance:237776 mi
Next New Moon:This morning at 8:01 am
Next Full Moon: Thursday November 22, 2018 at 9:39 pm
Next Moonrise: Today at 6:33 am
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1918 – Billy Graham, American minister and author (d. 2018)
1922 – Al Hirt, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1999)
1943 – Joni Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956 – Judy Tenuta, American actress, producer, screenwriter, and accordion player
1969 – Hélène Grimaud, French pianist
1970 – Morgan Spurlock, American director, producer, and screenwriter
…and on this day in history…
1775 – John Murray, the Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia, starts the first mass emancipation of slaves in North America by issuing Lord Dunmore's Offer of Emancipation, which offers freedom to slaves who abandoned their colonial masters to fight with Murray and the British.
In 1874, the Republican Party was symbolized as an elephant in a cartoon drawn by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly.
In 1916, Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress, winning a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In 1917, Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin overthrew the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky.
On Nov. 7, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in office, defeating Republican Thomas E. Dewey.
In 1962, Richard M. Nixon, having lost California's gubernatorial race, held what he called his "last press conference," telling reporters, "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore."
In 1973, Congress overrode President Richard Nixon's veto of the War Powers Act, which limits a chief executive's power to wage war without congressional approval.
In 1991, basketball star Magic Johnson announced that he had tested positive for HIV, and was retiring. (Despite his HIV status, Johnson has been able to sustain himself with medication.)