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Almanac - Tuesday 11/3/20

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Fish Sandwich, by flickr user Mandy Jouan

It's both Sandwich Day, and Jellyfish Day....

Today is Tuesday, the 3rd of November of 2020,

November 3 is the 308th day of the year

58 days remain until the end of the year.

48 days until winter begins

Zero Days to Election Day.

The sun rises at 6:38 am 

and sunset will be at 5:08 pm.

We will have 10 hours and 30 minutes of daylight today.

The solar transit will be at 11:53 am

The first high tide was at 1:46 am

The first low tide will be at 6:21 am 

and the next high tide at 12:22 pm.

and the next low tide at 7:01 pm.

The Moon is 92.5% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Last Quarter Moon in 5 days on Sunday the 8th of November of 2020 at 5:46 am

Today is…

Cliché Day

Election Day

Give Someone a Dollar Today Day

National Housewife Day

National Sandwich Day

Skeptics Day International

World Jellyfish Day

Today is also…       

Culture Day in Japan

Flag Day in the United Arab Emirates

Independence Day / Separation Day, celebrates the separation and independence of Panama from Colombia in 1903.

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Dominica from the United Kingdom in 1978.

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of the Federated States of Micronesia from the United States in 1986.

Independence Day of Cuenca, Ecuador

Mother's Day in East Timor

Victory Day in The Maldives

On this day in history…

1534 – English Parliament passes the first Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Anglican Church, supplanting the pope and the Roman Catholic Church.

1838 – The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.

1868 – John Willis Menard (R-Louisiana) was the first African American elected to the United States Congress. Because of an electoral challenge, he was never seated.

1911 – Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.

1936 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected President of the United States.

1979 – Greensboro massacre: Five members of the Communist Workers Party are shot dead and seven are wounded by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis during a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, North Carolina.

1992 – Democratic Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton defeats Republican President George H. W. Bush and Independent candidate Ross Perot in the 1992 U.S. presidential election.

2014 – One World Trade Center officially opens. It is the replacement for the World Trade Center Twin Towers, in New York City, after the towers were each destroyed by airplanes during the September 11 attacks.

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

1801 – Karl Baedeker, German author and publisher, founded the Baedeker Publishing Company (d. 1859)

1901 – André Malraux, French historian, theorist, and author (d. 1976)

1909 – James Reston, Scottish-American journalist and author (d. 1995)

1912 – Alfredo Stroessner, Paraguayan general and politician, 46th President of Paraguay (d. 2006)

1921 – Charles Bronson, American soldier and actor (d. 2003)

1933 – Ken Berry, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2018)

1933 – Michael Dukakis, American lawyer, academic, and politician, 65th Governor of Massachusetts

1940 – Sonny Rhodes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1942 – Martin Cruz Smith, American author and screenwriter

1943 – Bert Jansch, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

1949 – Larry Holmes, American boxer and talk show host

1952 – Roseanne Barr, American comedian, actress, and producer

1953 – Dennis Miller, American comedian, producer, and talk show host

1954 – Adam Ant, English singer-songwriter and actor

1957 – Dolph Lundgren, Swedish actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and martial artist

1976 – Jake Shimabukuro, American ukulele player and composer

1987 – Colin Kaepernick, American football player