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Almanac - Monday 11/11/19

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Poppy for Remembrance Day, by flickr user Joseph Wu

Today is Origami Day. It's also Veteran's Day...

Today is Monday, the 11th of November of 2019....

It is the 315th day of the year.

50 days remain until the end of the year.

40 days until winter begins

113 days until primaries

Tuesday March 03 2020

(3 months and 21 days from today)

358 days until presidential elections

on Tuesday November 3, 2020

(11 months and 23 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:46 am 

and the sun sets at 5:01 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 15 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 11:53 am.

The first low tide was at 3:52 am 

and the next low tide will be at 4:42 pm this afternoon

The first high tide will be at 10:14 am this morning

and the final high tide at the Golden Gate arrives at 11:27 pm, tonight.

The Moon is currently 98.8% visible, still a Waxing Gibbous

It will become a proper Full Moon, tomorrow, Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 5:34 am

According the Old Farmer’s Almanac,

It will be the Full Beaver Moon.

For both the colonists and local tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. This full Moon has also called the Frost Moon.

Moon Direction: 271.92° W↑

Moon Altitude: 12.33°

Moon Distance: 246897 mi
Next New Moon: Nov 26, 2019 at 7:05 am

Next Moonset: Today 5:44 am

Today is…

on this day, in 1918: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne.

Veterans Day, called Armistice Day until 1954, when it was rededicated to honor American military (Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force) veterans. (United States)

Armistice Day (New Zealand, France, Belgium and Serbia)

Remembrance Day (United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations, including Australia and Canada)

National Independence Day (Poland), commemorates the anniversary of Poland's assumption of independent statehood in 1918

Air Day

Death/Duty Day

Metal Day

National Sundae Day

Origami Day

Pocky Day

Singles' Day

Veterans Day

World Orphans Day

Today is also…

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Angola from Portugal in 1975.

Independence of Cartagena (Colombia)

Lāčplēsis Day, celebrates the victory over the Bermontians at the Battle of Riga in 1919. (Latvia)

Opening of carnival ("Karneval"/"Fasching"), on 11-11, at 11:11. (Germany, the Netherlands, and other countries)

National Education Day (India)

Pepero Day (South Korea)

Pocky & Pretz Day (Japan)

Republic Day (Maldives)

Singles Day (China), it is also the world's largest shopping event. Customers from China and from all over the world can buy discounted items from Chinese websites such as Alibaba.[10]

St. Martin's Day (Sint MaartenKingdom of the Netherlands)

Women's Day (nlfr) (Belgium)

Birthday of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck (Bhutan) (b.1955)

Children's Day (Croatia)

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

1821 – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, and philosopher (d. 1881)

1868 – Édouard Vuillard, French painter and academic (d. 1940)

1869 – Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (d. 1947)

1899 – Pat O'Brien, American actor (d. 1983)

1904 – Alger Hiss, American lawyer and convicted spy (d. 1996)

1909 – Robert Ryan, American actor (d. 1973)

1915 – William Proxmire, American soldier, journalist, and politician (d. 2005)

1922 – Kurt Vonnegut, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 2007)

1925 – Jonathan Winters, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1927 – Mose Allison, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2016)

1928 – Carlos Fuentes, Mexican novelist and essayist (d. 2012)

1929 – LaVern Baker, American singer (d. 1997)

1940 – Barbara Boxer, American journalist and politician

1945 – Daniel Ortega, Nicaraguan politician, President of Nicaragua

1953 – Marshall Crenshaw, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 – Mary Gaitskill, American novelist, essayist, and short story writer.

1955 – Dave Alvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1962 – Demi Moore, American actress, director, and producer

1974 – Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor and producer

1986 – Jon Batiste, American singer and pianist

…and on this day in history….

1620 – The Mayflower Compact is signed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod.

1865 – Dr Mary Edwards Walker receives the US Medal of Honor, becoming the first woman to receive the award.

1889 – The State of Washington is admitted as the 42nd state of the United States.

1911 – Many cities in the Midwestern United States break their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through.

1918 – World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne.

1921 – The Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by US President Warren G. Harding at Arlington National Cemetery.

1926 – The United States Numbered Highway System is established.

1930 – Patent number US1781541 is awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.

1966 – NASA launches Gemini 12.

1967 – Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom PenhCambodia, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "new left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden.

1975 – Independence of Angola.

1992 – The General Synod of the Church of England votes to allow women to become priests.

1993 – A sculpture honoring women who served in the Vietnam War is dedicated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.