Today is Wednesday, the 14th of November of 2018. It is the 318th day of the year. There are 47 days remaining until the end of the year. 37 days until winter begins. 720 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...
(1 year 11 months and 20 days from today)
the sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:50 am
and sunset will be at 4:58 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 8 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 11:54 am.
The first high tide will be at 5:26 am
and the next high tide at 3:34 pm.
The first low tide will be at 10:39 am
and the next low tide at 10:33 pm.
The Moon is 40.0% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction: 341.29° NNW↑
Moon Altitude: -70.23°
Moon Distance: 251239 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 12:40 pm
International Girls Day
Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day
National American Teddy Bear Day
National Educational Support Professionals Day
National Pickle Day
National Spicy Guacamole Day
Operating Room Nurse Day
Spirit of National Speakers Association Day
Today is also…
Anniversary of the Movement of Readjustment in Guinea-Bissau
Children's Day, celebrated on the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru in India
Day of the Colombian Woman in Colombia
Mobile Brigade Day in Indonesia
World Diabetes Day
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1719 – Leopold Mozart, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1787)
1805 – Fanny Mendelssohn, German pianist and composer (d. 1847)
1840 – Claude Monet, French painter (d. 1926)
1889 – Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of India (d. 1964)
1900 – Aaron Copland, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1990)
1904 – Dick Powell, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 1963)
1906 – Louise Brooks, American actress and dancer (d. 1985)
1907 – Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1907 – William Steig, American author, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 2003)
1908 – Joseph McCarthy, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 1957)
1916 – Sherwood Schwartz, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2011)
1921 – Brian Keith, American actor and director (d. 1997)
1922 – Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian politician and diplomat, 6th Secretary General of the United Nations(d. 2016)
1922 – Veronica Lake, American actress and singer (d. 1973)
1927 – McLean Stevenson, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1927 – Narciso Yepes, Spanish guitarist and composer (d. 1997)
1934 – Ellis Marsalis, Jr., American pianist and educator
1935 – Hussein of Jordan (d. 1999)
1939 – Wendy Carlos, American keyboard player and composer
1943 – Peter Norton, American programmer and author
1944 – Karen Armstrong, English author and academic
1947 – P. J. O'Rourke, American political satirist and journalist
1947 – Buckwheat Zydeco, American accordion player (d. 2016)
1948 – Charles, Prince of Wales
1954 – Condoleezza Rice, American political scientist, academic, and politician, 66th United States Secretary of State
1954 – Yanni, Greek-American pianist, composer, and producer
1956 – Valerie Jarrett, American government official
1981 – Vanessa Bayer, American actress
…and on this day in history…
1851 – Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville, is published in the USA.
1886 – Friedrich Soennecken first developed the hole puncher, a type of office tool capable of punching small holes in paper.
1889 – Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in 72 days.
1922 – The British Broadcasting Company begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
1960 – Ruby Bridges becomes the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana.
1979 – Iran hostage crisis: US President Jimmy Carter issues Executive order 12170, freezing all Iranian assets in the United States in response to the hostage crisis.
1982 – Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border.