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Almanac - Wednesday 11/4/20

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king tut, by flickr user tutincommon

Today is King Tut Day...

Today is Wednesday, the 4th of November of 2020

November 4 is the 309th day of the year.

57 days remain until the end of the year.

47 days until winter begins

The sun rises at 6:39 am 

and the sun will set at 5:07 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 28 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 11:53 am

The first high tide was at 2:38 am 

The first low tide will be at 7:01 am 

The next high tide will be at 12:58 pm.

and the final low tide at Aquatic Park will be at 7:43 pm.

The Moon is 86.7% visible

It’s a Waning Gibbous moon

Last Quarter Moon in 4 days on Sunday the 8th of November of 2020 at 5:46 am

Today is…

International Stress Awareness Day

National Skeptics Day

National Waiting for the Barbarians Day

Use Your Common Sense Day

King Tut Day

National Candy Day

National Chicken Lady Day

National Easy-Bake Oven Day

National Eating Healthy Day

Today is also…

Community Service Day in Dominica

Flag Day in Panama

National Tonga Day in Tonga

National Unity and Armed Forces Day or Giorno dell'Unità Nazionale e Festa delle Forze Armate in Italy

Unity Day in Russia

Yitzhak Rabin Memorial

On this day in history….

1677 – The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange; they later jointly reign as William and Mary.

1737 – The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is inaugurated in Naples, Italy.

1780 – The Rebellion of Túpac Amaru II against Spanish rule in the Viceroyalty of Peru begins.

1783 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria.

1847 – Sir James Young Simpson, a Scottish physician, discovers the anaesthetic properties of chloroform.

1890 – City and South London Railway: London's first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell.

1922 – In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

1924 – Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female elected as governor in the United States.

1970 – Salvador Allende takes office as President of Chile, the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections.

1973 – The Netherlands experiences the first Car-Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are used only by cyclists and roller skaters.

1979 – Iran hostage crisis: A group of Iranian college students overruns the U.S. embassy in Tehran and takes 90 hostages.

1980 – Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th President of The United States, defeating incumbent Jimmy Carter.

1995 – Israel-Palestinian conflictIsraeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by an extremist Israeli.

2008 – Barack Obama becomes the first person of biracial or African-American descent to be elected President of the United States.

1879 – Will Rogers, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1935)

1916 – Walter Cronkite, American journalist, voice actor, and producer (d. 2009)

1916 – Ruth Handler, American businesswoman, created Barbie (d. 2002)

1918 – Art Carney, American actor (d. 2003)

1918 – Cameron Mitchell, American actor (d. 1994)

1919 – Martin Balsam, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1996)

1937 – Loretta Swit, American actress and singer

1940 – Delbert McClinton, American singer-songwriter

1946 – Laura Bush, American educator and librarian, 45th First Lady of the United States

1946 – Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer (d. 1989)

1953 – Peter Lord, English animator, director, and producer, co-founded Aardman Animations

1960 – Kathy Griffin, American comedian and actress

1969 – Sean “P Diddy” Combs, American rapper, producer, and actor

Today is also the birthday of KALW's Elections Coverage Manager Sonia Narang