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Almanac - Tuesday 11/19/19

bagpipes 2008 South Side Irish Parade, by flickr user Fuschia Foot

Today is National Blow Your Bagpipes Day...

Today is Tuesday, the 19th of November of 2019.

It is the 323rd day of the year.

42 days remain until the end of the year.

32 days until winter begins

105 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020

(3 months and 13 days from today)

350 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(11 months and 15 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:55 am 

and sunset will be at 4:55 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours of daylight.

The first high tide will be at 5:42 am 

and the next high tide at 4:14 pm.

The first low tide will be at 10:45 am 

and the next low tide at 11:00 pm.

The Moon is 54.1% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction: 133.96° SE↑

Moon Altitude: 62.77°

Moon Distance: 231379 mi

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

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

Next Moonset: Today 1:09 pm

Today is…

"Have a Bad Day" Day

Equal Opportunity Day

International Men's Day

National Blow Bagpipes Day

National Camp Day

National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day

National Entrepreneurs' Day

Play Monopoly Day

Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Today is also…

Day of Discovery of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)

Day of Missile Forces and Artillery (RussiaBelarus)

Flag Day (Brazil)

Garifuna Settlement Day (Belize)

International Men's Day

Liberation Day (Mali)

Martyrs' Day (Uttar PradeshIndia)

The Sovereign Prince's Day (Monaco)

Women's Entrepreneurship Day

World Toilet Day

...and on this day in history...

1802 – The Garinagu arrive at British Honduras (Present day Belize)

1863 – American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication ceremony for the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

1916 – Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures.

1955 – National Review publishes its first issue.

1959 – The Ford Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel.

1969 – Association football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.

1979 – Iran hostage crisisIranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini orders the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the US Embassy in Tehran.

1985 – Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.

1998 – Clinton–Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.

2006 – Nintendo's first video game console with motion control, the Wii, is released.

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

1831 – James A. Garfield, American general, lawyer, and politician, 20th President of the United States (d. 1881)

1905 – Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist, composer and bandleader (d. 1956)

1917 – Indira Gandhi, Indian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of India (d. 1984)

1919 – Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (d. 2010)

1920 – Gene Tierney, American actress and singer (d. 1991)

1921 – Roy Campanella, American baseball player and coach (d. 1993)

1926 – Jeane Kirkpatrick, American academic and diplomat, 16th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2006)

1933 – Larry King, American journalist and talk show host

1936 – Dick Cavett, American actor and talk show host

1938 – Ted Turner, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Turner Broadcasting System

1941 – Tommy Thompson, American captain and politician, 19th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services

1942 – Calvin Klein, American fashion designer, founded Calvin Klein Inc.

1954 – Kathleen Quinlan, American actress

1957 – Ofra Haza, Israeli singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2000)

1961 – Meg Ryan, American actress and producer

1962 – Jodie Foster, American actress, director, and producer

1971 – Alice Peacock, American singer-songwriter

1976 – Jack Dorsey, American businessman, co-founded Twitter