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Almanac - Friday 11/1/19

vegan calzone, by flickr user Mark Bonica

It's Friday, November 1, 2019...

It is the 305th day of the year.

60 days remain until the end of the year.

4 days until SF city elections Tuesday November 5, 2019

123 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020

(4 months and 2 days from today)

368 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 03 2020

(1 year and 2 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:36 am 

and sunset will be at 6:10 pm.

we will have 10 hours and 34 minutes of daylight, today.

The solar transit will be at 12:53 pm.

The first high tide will be at 4:11 am 

and the next high tide at 2:48 pm.

The first low tide will be at 8:52 am 

and the next low tide at 9:43 pm.

The Moon is 22.3% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction: 352.33° N↑

Moon Altitude: -75.21°

Moon Distance: 239459 mi

Next Moonrise: Today 12:23 pm

First Quarter Moon in 3 days Monday the 4th of November of 2019 at 3:23 am

Full Moon in 11 days Tuesday the 12th of November of 2019 at 6:34 am

Last Quarter Moon in 18 days on a Tuesday the 19th of November of 2019 at 2:11 pm

New Moon in 24 days Tuesday the 26th of November of 2019 at 8:06 am

Today is…

All Saints' Day

Give Up Your Shoulds Day

National Author's Day

National Brush Day

National Calzone Day

National Deep Fried Clams Day

National Family Literacy Day

National Go Cook For Your Pets Day

National Jersey Friday

National Medical Science Liaison Awareness and Appreciation Day

National Vinegar Day

Prime Meridian Day

World Vegan Day

on this day in 1944, Donald Watson, an English animal rights activist, coins the term "veganism."

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

1848 – Caroline Still Anderson, African-American physician, educator and abolitionist (d. 1919)

1871 – Stephen Crane, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (d. 1900)

1880 – Sholem Asch, Polish-American author and playwright (d. 1957)

1898 – Sippie Wallace, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1986)

1920 – James J. Kilpatrick, American journalist and author (d. 2010)

1922 – George S. Irving, American actor (d. 2016)

1935 – Edward Said, Palestinian-American theorist, author, and academic (d. 2003)

1940 – Roger Kellaway, American pianist and composer

1940 – Barry Sadler, American sergeant, author, actor, and singer-songwriter (d. 1989)

1942 – Larry Flynt, American publisher, founded Larry Flynt Publications

1944 – Kinky Friedman, American singer-songwriter and author

1957 – Lyle Lovett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1960 – Tim Cook, American businessman and engineer, current CEO of Apple Inc.

1960 – Fernando Valenzuela, Mexican baseball player, coach, and sportscaster

1964 – Sophie B. Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1973 – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Indian model and actress.

…and on this day in history…

1512 – The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.

1520 – The Strait of Magellan, the passage immediately south of mainland South America connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first discovered and navigated by European explorer Ferdinand Magellan during the first recorded circumnavigation voyage.

1604 – William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.

1611 – Shakespeare's play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.

1765 – The British Parliament enacts the Stamp Act on the Thirteen Colonies in order to help pay for British military operations in North America.

1800 – John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).

1848 – In BostonMassachusetts, the first medical school for women, Boston Female Medical School (which later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine), opens.

1870 – In the United States, the Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast.

1897 – The first Library of Congress building opens its doors to the public; the library had previously been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.

1928 – The Law on the Adoption and Implementation of the Turkish Alphabet, replaces the Arabic alphabet with the Latin alphabet.

1938 – Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed "the match of the century" in horse racing.

1941 – American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.

1956 – The Indian states KeralaAndhra Pradesh, and Mysore are formally created under the States Reorganisation ActKanyakumari district is joined to Tamil Nadu from Kerala.

1960 – While campaigning for President of the United States, John F. Kennedy announces his idea of the Peace Corps.

1963 – The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opens.

1968 – The Motion Picture Association of America's film rating system is officially introduced, originating with the ratings G, M, R, and X.

1982 – Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of its factory in Marysville, Ohio; a Honda Accord is the first car produced there.

1993 – The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.