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Almanac - Tuesday 12/3/19

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Green Bean Casserole, by flickr user Liza Lagman Sperl

It's Green Bean Casserole Day...

Today is Tuesday, the 3rd of December of 2019...

It is the 337th day of the year

28 days remain until the end of the year.

18 days until winter begins

91 days until primaries

Tuesday March 3, 2020

(2 months and 29 days from today)

336 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(10 months and 31 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:09 am 

and sunset will be at 4:51 pm.

Today we will have 9 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:00 pm.

The first high tide will be at 5:35 am 

and the next high tide at 4:02 pm.

The first low tide will be at 11:07 am 

and the next low tide at 10:48 pm.

The Moon is 43.4% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction: 341.89° NNW↑

Moon Altitude:-65.98°

Moon Distance:250241 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 12:43 pm

Today is…

Giving Tuesday

International Spirit of the Game Day

Let's Hug Day

Make a Gift Day

National Apple Pie Day

National Green Bean Casserole Day

National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day

World Trick Shot Day

Today is also…

Doctors' Day in Cuba

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

On This Day In History…

1800 – 1800 United States presidential election The Electoral College casts votes for President and Vice President that resulted in a tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr.

1818 – Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.

1904 – The Jovian moon Himalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine at California's Lick Observatory.

1927 – Putting Pants on Philip, the first Laurel and Hardy film, is released.

1960 – The musical Camelot debuts at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway. It will become associated with the Kennedy administration.

1967 – At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human (53-year-old Louis Washkansky).

1982 – A soil sample is taken from Times Beach, Missouri, that will be found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.

1984 – Bhopal disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000–600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history.

1989 – Cold War: In a meeting off the coast of Malta, U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev release statements indicating that the Cold War between NATO and the Soviet Union may be coming to an end.

1992 – A test engineer for Sema Group uses a personal computer to send the world's first text message via the Vodafone network to the phone of a colleague.

1994 – The PlayStation developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment was released in Japan

1997 – In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, representatives from 121 countries sign the Ottawa Treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines. The United States, People's Republic of China, and Russia do not sign the treaty, however.

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

1842 – Phoebe Hearst, American philanthropist and activist (d. 1919)

1842 – Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American businessman, founded the Pillsbury Company (d. 1899)

1857 – Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British novelist (d. 1924)

1883 – Anton Webern, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1945)

1895 – Anna Freud, Austrian-English psychologist and psychoanalyst (d. 1982)

1907 – Connee Boswell, American jazz singer (d. 1976)

1911 – Nino Rota, Italian pianist, composer, conductor, and academic (d. 1979)

1927 – Andy Williams, American singer (d. 2012)

1930 – Jean-Luc Godard, French-Swiss director and screenwriter

1942 – David K. Shipler, American journalist and author

1944 – Ralph McTell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1948 – Ozzy Osbourne, English singer-songwriter

1960 – Daryl Hannah, American actress and producer

1960 – Julianne Moore, American actress and author

It's also the birthday of...

Rose Aguilar

and Tiffany Haddish