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Almanac - Tuesday 11/12/19

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San Francisco Bay Bridge, by flickr user Jitze Couperus

The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic on this day in 1936...

Today is Tuesday, the 12th of November of 2019....

It is the 316th day of the year.

49 days remain until the end of the year.

39 days until winter begins

112 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020

(3 months and 20 days from today)

357 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(11 months and 22 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:47 am 

and the sun sets at 5:00 pm.

We will have 10 hours and 13 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 11:53 am.

The first low tide was at 4:25 am 

The only high tide of the day will be at 10:41 am.

and the final low tide at the Golden Gate rolls in at 5:14 pm this evening.

The Moon is currently 99.9% visible,

It’s a Full Moon, as of 5:34 am this morning

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.

Last Quarter Moon in 7 days on a Tuesday the 19th of November of 2019 at 1:11 pm

New Moon in 14 days also a Tuesday, the 26th of November of 2019 at 7:06 am

First Quarter Moon of the month comes in 21 days Tuesday, the 3rd of December of 2019 at 10:58 pm

and the next Full Moon in 29 days on a Wednesday, the 11th of December of 2019 at 9:12 pm

Today is…

Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day

Fancy Rat & Mouse Day

Happy Hour Day

National French Dip Day

National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

National Young Reader's Day

Today is also…

Birth of Sun Yat-Sen, also Doctors' Day and Cultural Renaissance Day In Taiwan

Constitution Day in Azerbaijan

Father's Day and National Health Day in Indonesia

National Youth Day in East Timor

World Pneumonia Day

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!

You share this special day with…

1651 – Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexican nun, poet, and scholar (d. 1695)

1815 – Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American activist (d. 1902)[3]

1817 – Bahá'u'lláh, Persian spiritual leader, founded the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1892)

1833 – Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and chemist (d. 1887)

1840 – Auguste Rodin, French sculptor and illustrator, created The Thinker (d. 1917)

1866 – Sun Yat-sen, Chinese physician and politician, 1st President of the Republic of China (d. 1925)

1915 – Roland Barthes, French philosopher, theorist, and critic (d. 1980)

1917 – Jo Stafford, American singer (d. 2008)

1919 – Jackie Washington, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2009)

1929 – Grace Kelly, American actress, later Princess Grace of Monaco (d. 1982)

1934 – Charles Manson, American cult leader (d. 2017)

1944 – Booker T. Jones, American pianist, saxophonist, songwriter, and producer

1945 – Neil Young, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1953 – Baaba Maal, Senegalese singer-songwriter and guitarist

1961 – Nadia Comăneci, Romanian gymnast and coach

1962 – Naomi Wolf, American author and activist

1964 – Vic Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)

1968 – Sammy Sosa, Dominican-American baseball player

1970 – Tonya Harding, American figure skater

1980 – Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor, producer and singer

1982 – Anne Hathaway, American actress

…and on this day in history…

1892 – William Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association.

1936 – In California, the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.

1954 – Ellis Island ceased operations.

1958 – A team of rock climbers led by Warren Harding completes the first ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.

1969 – Vietnam War: Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the story of the My Lai Massacre.

1970 – The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous "exploding whale" incident.

1982 – USSRYuri Andropov becomes the General Secretary of the Communist Party's Central Committee, succeeding Leonid I. Brezhnev.

1990 – Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.

2003 – Shanghai Transrapid sets a new world speed record (501 kilometres per hour (311 mph)) for commercial railway systems, which remains the fastest for unmodified commercial rail vehicles.

2011 – Silvio Berlusconi tenders his resignation as Prime Minister of Italy, effective November 16, due in large part to the European sovereign debt crisis.