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Almanac - Thursday 11/14/19

Guacamole by flickr user su-lin

Today is Spicy Guacamole Day...

Today is Thursday, the 14th of November of 2019.

It is the 318th day of the year.

47 days remain until the end of the year.

110 days until primaries

Tuesday March 03 2020

(3 months and 18 days from today)

355 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(11 months and 20 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:50 am 

and sunset will be at 4:58 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 8 minutes of daylight.

The first high tide was at 1:01 am early this morning

The first low tide will be at 5:35 am, over an hour ago

and the next high tide will be at 11:44 am, this morning

The solar transit will be at 11:54 am.

and the final low tide at the Golden Gate rolls in at at 6:28 pm tonight.

The Moon is 96.0% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction: 262.12° W↑

Moon Altitude: 43.64°

Moon Distance: 240682 mi

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

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

Next Moonset: Today 8:49 am

Today is…

International Girls Day

International Guinness World Records Day

Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day

National American Teddy Bear Day

National Family PJ Day

National Pickle Day

National Spicy Guacamole Day

Operating Room Nurse Day

Spirit of National Speakers Association Day

World Quality Day

World Usability Day

Today is also...

the Anniversary of the Movement of Readjustment in Guinea-Bissau

Children's Day, celebrated on the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru (previously on November 20) in India

on this day in 1889 – Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of India was born (d. 1964)

Day of the Colombian Woman

Mobile Brigade Day in Indonesia

World Diabetes Day

Dobruja Day in Romania

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You get to share birthday cake with….

1719 – Leopold Mozart, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1787)

1805 – Fanny Mendelssohn, German pianist and composer (d. 1847)

1840 – Claude Monet, French painter (d. 1926)

1900 – Aaron Copland, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1990)

In 1907, two renowned children's authors were born: William Steig (styg) ("Shrek") in New York, Astrid Lindgren ("Pippi Longstocking") near Vimmerby, Sweden.

1908 – Joseph McCarthy, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 1957)

1916 – Sherwood Schwartz, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2011)

1917 – Park Chung-hee, South Korean general and politician, 3rd President of South Korea (d. 1979)

1921 – Brian Keith, American actor and director (d. 1997)

1922 – Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian politician and diplomat, 6th Secretary General of the United Nations (d. 2016)

1922 – Veronica Lake, American actress and singer (d. 1973)

1927 – McLean Stevenson, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1996)

1927 – Narciso Yepes, Spanish guitarist and composer (d. 1997)

1934 – Ellis Marsalis, Jr., American pianist and educator

1935 – Hussein of Jordan (d. 1999)

1939 – Wendy Carlos, American keyboard player and composer

1943 – Peter Norton, American programmer and author

1944 – Karen Armstrong, English author and academic

1947 – P. J. O'Rourke, American political satirist and journalist

1947 – Buckwheat Zydeco, American accordion player (d. 2016)

1948 – Charles, Prince of Wales

1954 – Condoleezza Rice, American political scientist, academic, and politician, 66th United States Secretary of State

1954 – Yanni, Greek-American pianist, composer, and producer

1956 – Valerie Jarrett, American government official

1962 – Laura San Giacomo, American actress

1981 – Vanessa Bayer, American actress

…and on this day in history…

1770 – James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile.

1851 – Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville, is published in the USA.

1886 – Friedrich Soennecken first developed the hole puncher, a type of office tool capable of punching small holes in paper.

1889 – Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in 72 days.

1918 – Czechoslovakia becomes a republic.

1922 – The British Broadcasting Company begins radio service in the United Kingdom.

In 1943, Leonard Bernstein (BURN'-styn), the 25-year-old assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, made his debut with the orchestra as he filled in for the ailing Bruno Walter during a nationally broadcast concert

1960 – Ruby Bridges becomes the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana.

1967 – American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world's first laser.

1969 – Apollo programNASA launches Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the surface of the Moon.

1971 – Mariner 9 enters orbit around Mars.