on this day in 1936 – The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic...
Today is Thursday, the 12th of November of 2020,
November 12 is the 317th day of the year
49 days remain until the end of the year.
39 days until winter begins
The sun rises at 6:47 am
and sunset will be at 5:00 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 13 minutes of sun.
The solar transit will be at 11:53 am.
The first low tide was at 2:14 am
The first high tide will be at 9:06 am
The next low tide will be at 3:01 pm.
and the final high tide at Aquatic Park will be at 9:35 pm.
The Moon is 10.7% visible; a Waning Crescent
New Moon in 3 days on Saturday the 14th of November of 2020 at 9:07 pm
Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day
Fancy Rat & Mouse Day
Happy Hour Day
International Guinness World Records Day
National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day
World Quality Day
World Usability Day
Today is also…
Birth of Sun Yat-Sen, also Doctors' Day and Cultural Renaissance Day. in Republic of China
Constitution Day in Azerbaijan
Father's Day in Indonesia
National Health Day also in Indonesia
National Youth Day in East Timor
World Pneumonia Day
On this day in history…
1936 – The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.
1954 – Ellis Island ceased operations.
1958 – A team of rock climbers led by Warren Harding completes the first ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.
1969 – Vietnam War: Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the story of the My Lai Massacre.
1970 – The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous "exploding whale" incident.
1982 – USSR: Yuri Andropov becomes the General Secretary of the Communist Party's Central Committee, succeeding Leonid I. Brezhnev.
1990 – Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.
1990 – Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
2003 – Shanghai Transrapid sets a new world speed record (501 kilometres per hour (311 mph)) for commercial railway systems, which remains the fastest for unmodified commercial rail vehicles.
2011 – Silvio Berlusconi tenders his resignation as Prime Minister of Italy, effective November 16, due in large part to the European sovereign debt crisis.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1651 – Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexican nun, poet, and scholar (d. 1695)
1815 – Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American activist (d. 1902)
1817 – Bahá'u'lláh, Persian spiritual leader, founded the Baháʼí Faith (d. 1892)
1833 – Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and chemist (d. 1887)
1840 – Auguste Rodin, French sculptor and illustrator, created The Thinker (d. 1917)
1866 – Sun Yat-sen, Chinese physician and politician, 1st President of the Republic of China (d. 1925)
1911 – Buck Clayton, American trumpet player and academic (d. 1991)
1915 – Roland Barthes, French philosopher, theorist, and critic (d. 1980)
1917 – Jo Stafford, American singer (d. 2008)
1929 – Grace Kelly, American actress, later Princess Grace of Monaco (d. 1982)
1934 – Charles Manson, American cult leader (d. 2017)
1940 – Amjad Khan, Indian actor & director (d. 1992)
1944 – Booker T. Jones, American pianist, saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
1945 – Neil Young, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1948 – Hassan Rouhani, Iranian lawyer and politician; 7th President of Iran
1953 – Baaba Maal, Senegalese singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962 – Naomi Wolf, American author and activist
1964 – Vic Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)
1970 – Tonya Harding, American figure skater
1982 – Anne Hathaway, American actress