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Almanac - Wednesday 11/13/19

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Alton Brown's Indian Rice Pudding, by flickr user Kimberly Vardeman

It's Indian Pudding Day...

Today is Wednesday, the 13th of November of 2019...

It is the 317th day of the year.

48 days remain until the end of the year.

38 days until winter begins

111 days until primaries

Tuesday March 3, 2020

(3 months and 19 days from today)

356 days until presidential elections

on Tuesday November 3, 2020

(11 months and 21 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:49 am 

and sunset will be at 4:59 pm.

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

The solar transit will be at 11:54 am.

The first high tide was at 12:13 am 

and the next high tide will be at 11:11 am.

The first low tide was at 4:59 am 

and the final  low tide reaches the Golden Gate tonight at 5:49 pm.

Moon: 99.0%, now a waning gibbous moon

This Moon is called 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: 266.77° W↑

Moon Altitude: 32.79°

Moon Distance: 242780 mi

Next New Moon: Nov 26, 2019 7:05 am

Next Full Moon: Dec 11, 2019 9:12 pm

Next Moonset: Today 7:46 am

Today is…

Actor's Day

National Indian Pudding Day

National Mom's and Dad's Day

Sadie Hawkins Day

Start a Rumor Day

Symphonic Metal Day

World Kindness Day

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

1838 – Joseph F. Smith, American religious leader, 6th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1918)

1850 – Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist (d. 1894)

1856 – Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1941)

1913 – Lon Nol, Cambodian general and politician, 37th Prime Minister of Cambodia (d. 1985)

1929 – Fred Phelps, American lawyer, pastor, and activist, founded the Westboro Baptist Church (d. 2014)

1934 – Peter Arnett, New Zealand-American journalist and academic

1934 – Garry Marshall, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2016)

1939 – Idris Muhammad, American drummer and composer (d. 2014)

1942 – John P. Hammond, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1946 – Ray Wylie Hubbard, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist

1955 – Whoopi Goldberg, American actress, comedian, and talk show host

1967 – Jimmy Kimmel, American comedian, actor, and talk show host

1969 – Lori Berenson, American activist

…and on this day in history…

1841 – James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnotism.

1851 – The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, before moving to the other side of Elliott Bay to what would become Seattle.

1927 – The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.

1940 – Walt Disney's animated musical film Fantasia is first released, on the first night of a roadshow at New York's Broadway Theatre.

1956 – The Supreme Court of the United States declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

1969 – Vietnam WarAnti-war protesters in Washington, D.C. stage a symbolic March Against Death.

1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.

1986 – The Compact of Free Association becomes law, granting the Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands independence from the United States.

2000 – Philippine House Speaker Manny Villar passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.

2013 – Hawaii legalizes same sex marriage.

2015 – A set of coordinated terror attacks in Paris, including multiple shootings, explosions, and a hostage crisis in the 10th and 11th arrondissements kill 130 people, seven attackers, and injured 368 others, with at least 80 critically wounded.