Almanac - Monday 11/9/20
It's Carl Sagan's birthday...
Today Monday is 9th of November of 2020...
It is the 314th day of the year
52 days remain until the end of the year.
The sun rises at 6:44 am
and the sun sets at 5:02 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 16 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 11:53 am.
The first high tide will be at 7:16 am
and the next high tide at 6:04 pm.
The only low tide of the day will be at 12:37 pm.
The Moon is 39.7% visible; a Waning Crescent
We’ll have a New Moon in 6 days on Saturday the 14th of November of 2020 at 9:07 pm
National Microtia Awareness Day
Today is also…
Birthday of Muhammad Iqbal in Pakistan
Day of the Skulls or Dia de los ñatitas in Bolivia
Flag Day in Azerbaijan
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Cambodia from France in 1953.
Inventors' Day in Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Uttarakhand Day in Uttarakhand, India
On this day in history…
1620 – Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
1872 – The Great Boston Fire of 1872.
1906 – Theodore Roosevelt is the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country. He did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal.
1935 – The Congress of Industrial Organizations is founded in Atlantic City, New Jersey, by eight trade unions belonging to the American Federation of Labor.
1965 – Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast blackout of 1965.
1979 – Cold War: Nuclear false alarm: The NORAD computers and the Alternate National Military Command Center in Fort Ritchie, Maryland detected purported massive Soviet nuclear strike. After reviewing the raw data from satellites and checking the early-warning radars, the alert is cancelled.
1985 – Garry Kasparov, 22, of the Soviet Union becomes the youngest World Chess Champion by beating fellow Soviet Anatoly Karpov.
1989 – Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin.
1998 – Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, already abolished for murder, is completely abolished for all remaining capital offences.
2004 – Firefox 1.0 is released.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1818 – Ivan Turgenev, Russian author and playwright (d. 1883)
1877 – Muhammad Iqbal, Pakistani philosopher, poet, and politician (d. 1938)
1914 – Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress and inventor (d. 2000)
1915 – Sargent Shriver, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 21st United States Ambassador to France (d. 2011)
1918 – Spiro Agnew, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 39th Vice President of the United States (d. 1996)
1922 – Dorothy Dandridge, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1965)
1928 – Anne Sexton, American poet and academic (d. 1974)
1934 – Carl Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist (d. 1996)
1936 – Mary Travers, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
1938 – Ti-Grace Atkinson, American author and critic
1941 – Tom Fogerty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1990)
1951 – Lou Ferrigno, American bodybuilder and actor
1970 – Susan Tedeschi, American singer-songwriter and guitarist