© 2022 KALW 91.7 FM Bay Area
KALW Public Media / 91.7 FM Bay Area
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Almanac - Wednesday 11/27/19

Pastor Takes One for the Team, by flickr user Brent Myers

It's National Pie-In-The-Face Day!

It's also Bavarian Cream Pie Day...

Today is Wednesday, the 27th of November of 2019...

It is the 331st day of the year.

34 days remain until the end of the year.

24 days until winter begins

97 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020

(3 months and 5 days from today)

342 days until presidential elections

(11 months and 7 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:03 am 

and sunset will be at 4:52 pm.

The solar transit will be at 11:57 am.

The first high tide was at 12:14 am 

and the next high tide will be at 11:09 am.

The first low tide will be at 4:56 am 

and the next low tide at 5:54 pm.

Today we will have 9 hours and 49 minutes of daylight.

The Moon is only 1.1% visible; now a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction: 88.91° E↑

Moon Altitude:-37.60°

Moon Distance: 233998 mi

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

Next New Moon: Dec 25, 2019 at 9:13 pm

Next Moonrise: Today at 8:05 am

Today is…

Blackout Wednesday

National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

National Craft Jerky Day

National Electric Guitar Day

National Family Caregivers Day

National Jukebox Day

National Pins And Needles Day

Pie in the Face Day


Tie One On Day

Turtle Adoption Day

What Do You Love About America Day

Today is also…

Lancashire Day (United Kingdom)

Maaveerar Day (Tamil EelamSri Lanka)

Naval Infantry Day (Russia)

Teacher's Day (Spain)

On this day in history…

1703 – The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.

1895 – At the Swedish–Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.

1896 – Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss is first performed.

1924 – In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.

1945 – CARE (then the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) was founded to a send CARE Packages of food relief to Europe after World War II.

1968 – Penny Ann Early became the first woman to play major professional basketball for the Kentucky Colonels in an ABA game against the Los Angeles Stars.

1973 – Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92–3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On December 6, the House will confirm him 387–35).

1978 – In San Francisco, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.

1978 – The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is founded in the city of Riha (Urfa) in Turkey.

1999 – The centre-left Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.

2001 – A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.

2006 – The House of Commons of Canada approves a motion introduced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper recognizing the Québécois as a nation within Canada.

2015 – United States: An active shooter inside a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Coloradoshoots at least four police officers. One officer later dies. Two civilians were also killed, and six injured. The shooter later surrendered.

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

1874 – Charles A. Beard, American historian, author, and educator, co-founded The New School (d. 1948)

1874 – Chaim Weizmann, Belarusian-Israeli chemist and politician, 1st President of Israel (d. 1952)

1907 – L. Sprague de Camp, American historian and author (d. 2000)

1909 – James Agee, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (d. 1955)

1917 – Buffalo Bob Smith, American actor and television host (d. 1998)

1925 – Derroll Adams, American folk singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2000)

1932 – Benigno Aquino, Jr., Filipino journalist and politician (d. 1983)

1935 – Les Blank, American director and producer (d. 2013)

1937 – Gail Sheehy, American journalist and author

1940 – Bruce Lee, American-Chinese actor, martial artist, and screenwriter (d. 1973)

1942 – Jimi Hendrix, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1970)

1944 – Mickey Leland, American activist and politician (d. 1989)

1953 – Steve Bannon, American media executive and political figure

1957 – Caroline Kennedy, American lawyer and diplomat, 29th United States Ambassador to Japan

1979 – Hilary Hahn, American violinist