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Almanac - Tuesday 11/10/20

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Forget-me-not Field (Myosotis arvensis) in bloom, by flickr user hedera.baltica

Today is Forget-Me-Not day...

Today is Tuesday, the 10th day of November of the year 2020...

November 10 is the 315th day of the year

51 days remain until the end of the year.

41 days until winter begins

The sun rises at 6:45 am 

and sunset will be at 5:02 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 17 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 11:53 am.

The first low tide was at 12:32 am 

and the next low tide will be at 1:31 pm.

The first high tide will be at 7:54 am 

and the next high tide at 7:20 pm.

The Moon is 28.9% visible; a Waning Crescent

We’ll have a New Moon in 5 days on Saturday the 14th of November of 2020 at 9:07 pm

Area Code Day

International Accounting Day

National Forget-Me-Not Day

National Vanilla Cupcake Day

National Young Reader's Day

Sesame Street Day

USMC Day

World Science Day for Peace and Development

On this day in history…

1871 – Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".

1918 – The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, receives a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa and Washington, D.C.) that said on November 11, 1918, all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air.

1951 – With the rollout of the North American Numbering Plan, direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.

1954 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington Ridge Park in Arlington County, Virginia.

1969 – National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts Sesame Street.

1983 – Bill Gates introduces Windows 1.0.

1989 – Germans begin to tear down the Berlin Wall.

1995 – In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop), are hanged by government forces.

1997 – WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time).

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

1483 – Martin Luther, German monk and priest, leader of the Protestant Reformation (d. 1546)

1697 – William Hogarth, English painter, illustrator, and critic (d. 1764)

1810 – George Jennings, English plumber and engineer, invented the flush toilet (d. 1882)

1879 – Patrick Pearse, Irish lawyer, poet, teacher, and insurrectionist; executed for his role in the Easter Rising (d. 1916)

1889 – Claude Rains, English-American actor (d. 1967)

1891 – Carl Stalling, American pianist and composer (d. 1972)

1916 – Billy May, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2004)

1919 – George Fenneman, American radio and television announcer (d. 1997)

1925 – Richard Burton, Welsh actor and singer (d. 1984)

1927 – Sabah, Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2014)

1928 – Ennio Morricone, Italian trumpet player, composer, and conductor (d. 2020)

1932 – Paul Bley, Canadian-American pianist and composer (d. 2016)

1945 – Donna Fargo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947 – Glen Buxton, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1997)

1947 – Dave Loggins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1956 – Sinbad, American comedian, actor, and producer

1958 – Brooks Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1959 – Mackenzie Phillips, American actress

1960 – Neil Gaiman, English author, illustrator, and screenwriter

1968 – Tracy Morgan, American comedian, actor, and producer