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Almanac - Thursday 11/5/20

Today is Guy Fawkes Day. ..

...Also, it's Love Your Red Hair Day...

Today is Thursday, the 5th of November of 2020

November 5 is the 310th day of the year

56 days remain until the end of the year.

46 days until winter begins

The sun rises at 6:40 am 

and the sun sets at 5:06 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 26 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 11:53 am.

The first high tide was at 3:36 am 

The first low tide will be at 7:50 am 

The next high tide will be at 1:42 pm.

and the final low tide at Aquatic Park will be at 8:31 pm.

The Moon is 79.4% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Last Quarter Moon in 3 days on Sunday the 8th of November of 2020 at 5:46 am

Today is…

American Football Day

Bank Transfer Day

International Project Management Day

International Stout Day

National Doughnut Appreciation Day

National Gunpowder Day

National Love Your Red Hair Day

National Men Make Dinner Day

Today is also…

Colón Day in Panama

Guy Fawkes Night

1605 – Gunpowder PlotGuy Fawkes is arrested.

celebrated in the United KingdomNew Zealand and Newfoundland and LabradorCanada, and its related observances:

West Country Carnival in the English West Country

Cinco de noviembre in NegrosPhilippines

1898 – Negrese nationalists revolt against Spanish rule and establish the short-lived Republic of Negros.

Kanaka-dasa Jayanthi in Karna-takaIndia

On this day in history…

1916 – The Everett massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between the Industrial Workers of the World organizers and local police.

1940 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first and only President of the United States to be elected to a third term.

1955 – After being destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio.

2007 – Android mobile operating system is unveiled by Google.

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

1855 – Eugene V. Debs, American union leader and politician (d. 1926)

1887 – Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-American pianist and educator (d. 1961)

1895 – Walter Gieseking, French-German pianist and composer (d. 1956)

1899 – Margaret Atwood Judson, American historian and author (d. 1991)

1900 – Natalie Schafer, American actress (d. 1991)

1911 – Roy Rogers, American singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 1998)

1913 – Vivien Leigh, Indian-British actress (d. 1967)

1931 – Ike Turner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (d. 2007)

1940 – Elke Sommer, German actress

1941 – Art Garfunkel, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1946 – Gram Parsons, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1973)

1949 – Armin Shimerman, American actor

1952 – Vandana Shiva, Indian philosopher and author

1952 – Bill Walton, American basketball player and sportscaster

1953 – Joyce Maynard, American journalist, author, and academic

1954 – Jeffrey Sachs, American economist and academic

1958 – Mo Gaffney, American actress and screenwriter

1959 – Bryan Adams, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

1960 – Tilda Swinton, English actress

1963 – Tatum O'Neal, American actress and author

1968 – Sam Rockwell, American actor

1974 – Ryan Adams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist