Almanac - Wednesday 11/20/19
It's Peanut Butter Fudge Day!
Today is Wednesday, the 20th of November of 2019.
It is the 324th day of the year.
41 days remain until the end of the year.
349 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(11 months and 14 days from today)
The sun rise at 6:56 am
and sunset will be at 4:55 pm.
Today we will have 9 hours and 59 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 11:55 am.
The first high tide will be at 6:33 am
and the next high tide at 5:37 pm.
The only low tide of the day will be at 12:04 pm.
The Moon is 42.9% visible; Third Quarter
Moon Direction: 118.75° ESE↑
Moon Altitude: 49.74°
Moon Distance: 229944 mi
Next New Moon: Nov 26, 2019 7:05 am
Next Full Moon: Dec 11, 2019 9:12 pm
Next Moonset: Today 1:46 pm
Today is also…
Revolution Day in Mexico
Royal Thai Navy Day in Thailand
Teachers' Day or Ngày nhà giáo Việt Nam
On this day in History….
1695 – Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil, is executed by the forces of Portuguese bandeirante Domingos Jorge Velho - an event nowadays commemorated in Black Awareness Day.
1820 – An 80-ton sperm whale attacks and sinks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America. (Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick is in part inspired by this story.)
1910 – Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero issues the Plan de San Luis Potosí, denouncing Mexican President Porfirio Díaz, calling for a revolution to overthrow the government of Mexico, effectively starting the Mexican Revolution.
1977 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement.
1993 – Savings and loan crisis: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1908 – Alistair Cooke, British-American journalist and author (d. 2004)
1913 – Charles Berlitz, American linguist (d. 2003)
1936 – Don DeLillo, American novelist, essayist, and playwright
1939 – Dick Smothers, American actor and comedian
1941 – Dr. John, American singer and songwriter (d. 2019)
1942 – Meredith Monk, American composer and choreographer
1947 – Joe Walsh, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor