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KALW Almanac - November 22, 2018

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Today is the 326th day of the year, there are 39 days remaining until the end of the year.

Sunrise is at 6:57 AM today, sunset is at 4:54 PM. There will be 9 hours, 56 minutes of daylight

The moon is full today!

 

Today’s first low tide was at 3:48 AM, the next low tide will be at 4:43 PM

High tides will be at 10:09 AM and 11:42 PM

 

Today is:

Thanksgiving Day

Go for a Ride Day

National Cranberry Relish Day

National Stop the Violence Day

Start Your Own Country Day

Day of the Albanian alphabet

Feast day of Saint Cecilia, patron saint of musicians

Some of today’s birthdays:
1643 Rene-Robert La Salle
1744 Abigail Adams
1819 George Eliot
1890 Charles de Gaulle
1899 Hoagy Carmichael
1912 Doris Duke
1913 Benjamin Britten
1921 Rodney Dangerfield
1924 Geraldine Page
1940 Terry Gilliam
1943 Billie Jean King
1950 Tina Weymouth
1958  Jamie Lee Curtis
1967 Mark Ruffalo
1967 Boris Becker
1981 Shangela Laquifa Wadley
1984 Scarlett Johansson
 

Today in History:

1718 English pirate Edward Teach (aka "Blackbeard") was killed during a battle off the North Carolina coast.
1906 The SOS distress signal was adopted at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin.
1928 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel debuted in Paris.
1935 The China Clipper took off from Alameda, California on its way to Manila, Philippines in the first Pacific Airmail delivery. It carried 58 mail pouches filled with 111,000 envelopes. The cost of an airmail stamp in 1935 was 25 cents. (Read more at https://postalmuseumblog.si.edu/2014/11/the-china-clipper.html)
1943  Lebanon gains independence from France.
1954  The Humane Society of the United States is founded.
1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas.
1967 The film “The Producers” premieres in Pittsburgh, PA.
1968 The Beatles' "White Album" was released.
1975 Juan Carlos was proclaimed king of Spain.
1987 Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
1990 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, announced her resignation.
1995 Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer generated animation.
2005  Angela Merkel  is sworn in as Germany's first woman chancellor.