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Almanac - Friday 11/6/20

saxophone, DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival Wilmington, Delaware, taken by flickr user *MandyJ*

It's Saxophone Day!  The inventor of the instrument was born on this day in 1814...

Today is Friday, the 6th of November of 2020.

It is the 311th day of the year

55 days remain until the end of the year.

46 days until the winter solstice

The sun rises at 6:41 am 

and sunset will be at 5:05 pm.

We will have 10 hours and 24 minutes of daylight, today.

The solar transit will be at 11:53 am.

The first high tide was at 4:39 am 

The first low tide will be at 8:56 am 

The next high tide at 2:33 pm.

and The final low tide at Aquatic Park will be at 9:28 pm.

The Moon is currently 70.4% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Last Quarter Moon in 2 days on Sunday 8th of November of 2020 at 5:46 am

Today is…

Basketball Day

Fountain Pen Day

Love Your Lawyer Day

Marooned Without a Compass Day

National Jersey Friday

National Medical Science Liaison Awareness and Appreciation Day

National Nachos Day

National Saxophone Day

Today is also…

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

On this day in history…

1869 – In New Brunswick, New JerseyRutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6–4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.

1947 – Meet the Press, the longest running television program in history, makes its debut.

2012 – Barack Obama is reelected President of the United States

2012 – Tammy Baldwin becomes the first openly gay politician to be elected to the United States Senate.

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

1814 – Adolphe Sax, Belgian-French instrument designer, invented the saxophone (d. 1894)

1841 – Nelson W. Aldrich, American businessman and politician (d. 1915)

1851 – Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (d. 1902)

1854 – John Philip Sousa, American composer and bandleader (d. 1932)

1861 – James Naismith, Canadian-American physician and educator, invented basketball (d. 1939)

1900 – Ida Lou Anderson, American orator and professor, pioneer in the field of radio broadcasting (d. 1941)

1926 – Zig Ziglar, American soldier, businessman, and author (d. 2012)

1930 – Derrick Bell, American scholar, author and critical race theorist (d. 2011)

1931 – Mike Nichols, German-born American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1941 – Guy Clark, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2016)

1941 – Doug Sahm, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1999)

1946 – Sally Field, American actress

1948 – Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2016)

1955 – Maria Shriver, American journalist and author

1968 – Jerry Yang, Taiwanese-American engineer and businessman, co-founded Yahoo!

1988 – Emma Stone, American actress