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Almanac - Wednesday 11/6/19

Today is Healthy Eating Day, and it's also Nachos Day. Nachos for Dinner by flickr user Heather Kennedy

Today is Wednesday, the 6th of November of 2019...

It is the 310th day of the year.

45 days until winter begins

55 days remain until the end of the year.

118 days until primaries

Tuesday March 3, 2020

(3 months and 26 days from today)

363 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(11 months and 28 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:41 am 

and sunset will be at 5:05 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 24 minutes of daylight. The solar transit will be at 11:53 am.

The first low tide was at 12:44 am 

and the next low tide will be at 1:43 pm.

The first high tide will be at 7:59 am 

and the next high tide at 7:16 pm.

The Moon is 69.5% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction: 288.78° WNW↑

Moon Altitude:-43.02°

Moon Distance: 251443 mi

Next Full Moon: Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 5:34 am

Next New Moon:Tuesday November 26, 2019 at 7:05 am

Next Moonrise: Today 2:41 pm

Today is…

Basketball Day

International Stress Awareness Day

Marooned Without a Compass Day

National Eating Healthy Day

National Nachos Day

National Saxophone Day

Today is also…

Arbor Day in the Republic of Congo

Constitution Day in the Dominican Republic

Constitution Day in Tajikistan

Finnish Swedish Heritage Daya flag day in Finland

Green March in Morocco

Gustavus Adolphus Day, death of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and official flag day in Sweden

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Malaria Day in the Americas

Obama Day in Kenya

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you!  You share this special day with…

1814 – Adolphe Sax, Belgian-French instrument designer, invented the saxophone (d. 1894)

1854 – John Philip Sousa, American commander, composer, and conductor (d. 1932)

1916 – Ray Conniff, American composer and conductor (d. 2002)

1926 – Zig Ziglar, American soldier, businessman, and author (d. 2012)

1930 – Derrick Bell, American scholar, author and critical race theorist (d. 2011)

1931 – Mike Nichols, German-born American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1939 – Michael Schwerner, American activist (d. 1964)

1941 – Guy Clark, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2016)

1941 – Doug Sahm, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1999)

1946 – Sally Field, American actress

1948 – Sidney Blumenthal, American journalist and activist

1948 – Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2016)

1949 – Arturo Sandoval, Cuban trumpet player, pianist, and composer

1955 – Maria Shriver, American journalist and author

1968 – Jerry Yang, Taiwanese-American engineer and businessman, co-founded Yahoo!

1970 – Ethan Hawke, American actor, director, and screenwriter

1976 – Pat Tillman, American football player and soldier (d. 2004)

1988 – Emma Stone, American actress

…and on this day in history…

1860 – Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States.

1913 – Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.

1935 – Edwin Armstrong presents his paper "A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation" to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers.

1947 – Meet the Press, the longest running television program in history, makes its debut.

1962 – The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.

1971 – The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.

2012 – Barack Obama is reelected President of the United States; Tammy Baldwin becomes the first openly gay politician to be elected to the United States Senate.