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Almanac - Monday 11/19/18

Monopoly, by flickr user elPadawan

Today is Monday, the 19th of November of 2018. It is the 323rd day of the year. There are 42 days remaining until the end of the year.  32 days until winter begins.  715 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 11 months and 15 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:55 am 

and sunset will be at 4:55 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 11:55 am.

The first low tide was at 1:52 am

and the next low tide will be at 2:54 pm.

The first high tide will be at 8:34 am 

and the next high tide at 9:08 pm.

The Moon is 84.6%; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction: 286.22° WNW↑

Moon Altitude: -20.85°

Moon Distance: 242561 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 3:17 pm

Today is…

"Have a Bad Day" Day

Equal Opportunity Day

International Men's Day

National Blow Bagpipes Day

National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day

Play Monopoly Day

Women's Entrepreneurship Day

World Toilet Day

Today is also…

Day of Discovery of Puerto Rico

Day of Missile Forces and Artillery in RussiaBelarus

Flag Day in Brazil

Garifuna Settlement Day in Belize

Liberation Day in Mali

Martyrs' Day in Uttar PradeshIndia

The Sovereign Prince's Day in Monaco

Women's Entrepreneurship Day

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

1831 – James A. Garfield, American general, lawyer, and politician, 20th President of the United States (d. 1881)

1905 – Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist, composer and bandleader (The California Ramblers) (d. 1956)

1917 – Indira Gandhi, Indian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of India (d. 1984)

1919 – Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (d. 2010)

1920 – Gene Tierney, American actress and singer (d. 1991)

1921 – Roy Campanella, American baseball player and coach (d. 1993)

1926 – Jeane Kirkpatrick, American academic and diplomat, 16th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2006)

1933 – Larry King, American journalist and talk show host

1936 – Dick Cavett, American actor and talk show host

1938 – Ted Turner, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Turner Broadcasting System

1941 – Tommy Thompson, American captain and politician, 19th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services

1942 – Calvin Klein, American fashion designer, founded Calvin Klein Inc.

1954 – Kathleen Quinlan, American actress

1957 – Ofra Haza, Israeli singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2000)

1961 – Meg Ryan, American actress and producer

1962 – Jodie Foster, American actress, director, and producer

...and on this day in history...
1493 – Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).

1802 – The Garinagu arrive at British Honduras (Present day Belize)

1863 – American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication ceremony for the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

1916 – Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures.

1959 – The Ford Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel.

1969 – Association football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.

1979 – Iran hostage crisisIranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini orders the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the US Embassy in Tehran.

1985 – Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.

1998 – Clinton–Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.