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Almanac - Monday 11/4/19

Jelly Beans, by flickr user Kristy Johnson

It's Monday November 4, 2019...

It is the 308th day of the year. 

57 days remain until the end of the year.

48 days until winter begins.

There is 1 day until SF City Elections

119 days until primaries 

Tuesday March 3, 2020

(3 months and 28 days from today)

and 364 days until presidential elections 

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(11 months and 30 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:39 am 

and the sun sets will be at 5:07 pm.

We will have 10 hours and 28 minutes of daylight. 

Solar noon will be at 11:53 am.

The first high tide will be at 6:31 am 

and the next high tide at 4:54 pm. 

The first low tide will be at 11:48 am 

and the next low tide at 11:49 pm.

The Moon is 51.0% visible

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

Moon Direction:299.83° WNW

Moon Altitude:-60.58°

Moon Distance:248670 mi

Next Moonrise:Today1:38 pm

Full Moon in 8 days on a Tuesday, the 12th of November of 2019 at 6:34 am

Last Quarter Moon in 15 days, also on a Tuesday, the 19th of November of 2019 at 2:11 pm

Today is...

Broadcast Traffic Professionals Day

Job Action Day

King Tut Day

National Candy Day

National Chicken Lady Day

National Skeptics Day

National Waiting for the Barbarians Day

Use Your Common Sense Day

Today is also...

Community Service Day in Dominica

Flag Day in Panama

National Tonga Day

National Unity and Armed Forces Day or Giorno dell'Unità Nazionale e Festa delle Forze Armate in Italy

Unity Day in Russia

Yitzhak Rabin Memorial (unofficial, but widely commemorated)

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

1879 – Will Rogers, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1935)

1916 – Walter Cronkite, American journalist, voice actor, and producer (d. 2009)

1918 – Art Carney, American actor (d. 2003)

1932 – Tommy Makem, Irish singer-songwriter (d. 2007)

1937 – Loretta Swit, American actress and singer

1940 – Delbert McClinton, American singer-songwriter

1946 – Laura Bush, American educator and librarian, 45th First Lady of the United States

1946 – Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer (d. 1989)

1953 – Peter Lord, English animator, director, and producer, co-founded Aardman Animations

1960 – Kathy Griffin, American comedian and actress

1969 – Sean Combs, American rapper, producer, and actor

1969 – Matthew McConaughey, American actor and producer

...and on this day in history...

1677 – The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange; they later jointly reign as William and Mary.

1780 – The Rebellion of Túpac Amaru II against Spanish rule in the Viceroyalty of Peru begins.

1783 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria.

1847 – Sir James Young Simpson, a Scottish physician, discovers the anaesthetic properties of chloroform.

1924 – Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female elected as governor in the United States.

1970 – Salvador Allende takes office as President of Chile, the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections.

1973 – The Netherlands experiences the first Car-Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are used only by cyclists and roller skaters.

1979 – Iran hostage crisis: A group of Iranian college students overruns the U.S. embassy in Tehran and takes 90 hostages.

1980 – Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th President of The United States, defeating incumbent Jimmy Carter.

1995 – Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by an extremist Israeli.

2008 – Barack Obama becomes the first person of African heritage to be elected President of the United States.