It's Hug A Bear day, Today, Thursday, November 7, 2019...
It is the 311th day of the year
54 days remain until the end of the year.
This day marks the approximate midpoint of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and of spring in the Southern Hemisphere.
44 days until winter begins
118 days until primaries
on Tuesday March 3, 2020
(3 months and 26 days from today)
and 362 days until presidential elections
on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(11 months and 28 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:42 am
and sunset will be at 5:04 pm.
We will have 10 hours and 22 minutes of daylight today. The solar transit will be at 11:53 am.
The first low tide will be at 1:31 am
and the next low tide at 2:26 pm.
The first high tide will be at 8:30 am
and the next high tide at 8:15 pm.
The moon is currently 78.1 percent visible; a waxing gibbous moon
We’ll have a Full Moon in 5 days on Tuesday the 12th of November of 2019 at 5:34 am
Last Quarter Moon in 12 days Tuesday the 19th of November of 2019 at 1:11 pm
New Moon in 19 days on a Tuesday on the 26th of November of 2019 at 7:06 am
Hug a Bear Day
International Project Management Day
International Stout Day
Little League Girls Day
National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
National Men Make Dinner Day
Notary Public Day
Today is also…
Commemoration Day, the anniversary of Ben Ali's succession. in Tunisia
Hungarian Opera Day in Hungary
National Day, after Treaty of the Pyrenees in Northern Catalonia, France
National Revolution and Solidarity Day in Bangladesh
October Revolution Day, still celebrated in Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan
Tokhu Emong for the Lotha Naga people of India
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! you share this special day with…
1867 – Marie Curie, Polish chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1934)
1879 – Leon Trotsky, Russian theorist and politician, founded the Red Army (d. 1940)
1913 – Albert Camus, French novelist, philosopher, and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)
1918 – Billy Graham, American minister and author (d. 2018)
1922 – Al Hirt, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1999)
1926 – Joan Sutherland, Australian soprano (d. 2010)
1942 – Johnny Rivers, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1943 – Stephen Greenblatt, American theorist, scholar, and critic
1943 – Joni Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951 – Lawrence O'Donnell, American journalist and talk show host
1952 – David Petraeus, American general, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
1956 – Judy Tenuta, American actress, producer, screenwriter, and accordion player
1969 – Hélène Grimaud, French pianist
1970 – Morgan Spurlock, American director, producer, and screenwriter
…and on this day in history…
1492 – The Ensisheim meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the Earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.
1665 – The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
1775 – John Murray, the Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia, starts the first mass emancipation of slaves in North America by issuing Lord Dunmore's Offer of Emancipation, which offers freedom to slaves who abandoned their colonial masters to fight with Murray and the British.
1874 – A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party.
1885 – The completion of Canada's first transcontinental railway is symbolized by the Last Spike ceremony at Craigellachie, British Columbia.
1893 – Women's suffrage: Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, the second state to do so.
1908 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente Canton, Bolivia.
1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
1914 – The first issue of The New Republic is published.
1916 – Jeannette Rankin is the first woman elected to the United States Congress.
1917 – The Gregorian calendar date of the October Revolution, which gets its name from the Julian calendar date of 25 October. On this date in 1917, the Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace.
1919 – The first Palmer Raid is conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists are arrested in 23 U.S. cities.
1929 – In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.
1931 – The Chinese Soviet Republic is proclaimed on the anniversary of the October Revolution.
1933 – Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.
1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America.
1954 – In the US, Armistice Day becomes Veterans Day.
1967 – Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city.
1967 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
1973 – The United States Congress overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval.
1989 – Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States.
1989 – David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected Mayor of New York City.
1990 – Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.
1991 – Magic Johnson announces that he is HIV-positive and retires from the NBA.
1994 – WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world's first internet radio broadcast.
1996 – NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor.