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Almanac - Monday 11/26/18

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Cake, taken by flickr user The Lamb Family

Today is Monday, the 26th of November of 2018; it is the 330th day of the year.  There are 35 days remaining until the end of the year.  25 days until winter begins, and 708 days until Presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 11 months and 8 days from today)

The sun will rises at 7:02 am 

and the sun sets at 4:52 pm.

Today we will have 9 hours and 50 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 11:57 am.

The first high tide was at 2:20 am

and the next high tide will be at 12:55 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:51 am 

and the next low tide at 7:46 pm.

Moon: 86.1%

Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction: 240.93° WSW↑

Moon Altitude: 61.83°

Moon Distance: 227807 mi

Next New Moon: Dec 6, 2018 at 11:20 pm

Next Full Moon: Dec 22, 2018 at 9:48 am

Next Moonset: Today at 10:28 am

Today is…

Cyber Monday

Good Grief Day

National Cake Day

Today is also….

Constitution Day in AbkhaziaGeorgia

Constitution Day in India

Republic Day in Mongolia

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

1731 – William Cowper, English poet and hymn writer (d. 1800)

1895 – Bill W., American activist, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)

1899 – Richard Hauptmann, German-American murderer (d. 1936)

1909 – Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright and critic (d. 1994)

1912 – Eric Sevareid, American journalist (d. 1992)

1917 – Nesuhi Ertegun, Turkish-American record producer (d. 1989)

1922 – Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, created Peanuts (d. 2000)

1933 – Robert Goulet, American-Canadian singer and actor (d. 2007)

1938 – Rich Little, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and singer

1939 – Wayland Flowers, American actor and puppeteer (d. 1988)

1939 – Tina Turner, American-Swiss singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

1940 – Davey Graham, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 2008)

1954 – Roz Chast, American cartoonist

1975 – DJ Khaled, American rapper and producer

…and on this day in history…

1778 – In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.

1789 – A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as proclaimed by President George Washington at the request of Congress.

1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded.

1863 – United States President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. Following the Franksgiving controversy from 1939 to 1941, it has been observed on the fourth Thursday in 1942 and subsequent years.

1942 – Casablanca, the movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premieres in New York City

1976 – "Anarchy in the U.K.", the debut single of the Sex Pistols, is released, heralding the arrival of punk rock

2000 – George W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida's electoral votes by Katherine Harris, going on to win the United States presidential election, despite losing in the national popular vote.

2008 – Mumbai attacks by Lashkar-e-Taiba.