Almanac - Monday 11/12/18
Today Monday, the12th of November of 2018 is the 316th day of the year.
There are 49 days remaining until the end of the year.
722 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 11 months and 22 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:48 am
and sunset will be at 5:00 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 12 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 11:54 am.
The first high tide was at 3:29 am
and the next high tide will be at 1:44 pm.
The first low tide will be at 8:08 am
and the next low tide at 8:42 pm.
The Moon is 22.6% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction:42.97° NE↑
Moon Distance:249524 mi
Next Full Moon: Thursday November 22, 2018 at 9:39 pm
Next New Moon: Thursday December 6, 2018 at 11:20 pm
Next Moonrise: Today at 11:18 am
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1919 – Jackie Washington, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
1945 – Neil Young, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1962 – Naomi Wolf, American author and activist
1968 – Sammy Sosa, Dominican-American baseball player
1970 – Tonya Harding, American figure skater
1980 – Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor, producer and singer
…and on this day in history…
In 1920, baseball got its first "czar" as Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis was elected commissioner of the American and National Leagues.
In 1936, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened as President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressed a telegraph key in Washington, D.C., giving the green light to traffic.
In 1977, the city of New Orleans elected its first black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial, the winner of a runoff.
In 1998, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley filed a $433 million-dollar lawsuit against the firearms industry, declaring that it had created a public nuisance by flooding the streets with weapons deliberately marketed to criminals. (A judge dismissed the lawsuit in 2000; an appeals court ruled in 2002 that the city of Chicago could proceed; but the Illinois Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit in 2004.)
Ten years ago in 2008: Same-sex marriages began in Connecticut, a month after the state Supreme Court ruled that gays had the right to wed.
Five years ago in 2013: An international panel of architects announced that the new World Trade Center tower in New York would replace Chicago's Willis Tower as the nation's tallest building upon its completion.
One year ago in 2017: President Donald Trump said he believed U.S. intelligence agencies, which concluded that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but that he also believed that Russia's Vladimir Putin felt that Russia did not interfere.
Also, Trump exchanged taunts with North Korea's leader, tweeting, "Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me 'old,' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat?'"