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Almanac - Friday 11/13/20

Friday the 13th Have fun out there! By flickr user Jeff Wallace

Triskadekaphobics Unite!  Today is Friday the 13th of November of 2020...

November 13 is the 318th day of the year

48 days remain until the end of the year.

38 days until winter begins

The sun rises at 6:49 am 

and sunset will be at 4:59 pm.

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

The solar transit will be at 11:54 am.

The first low tide was at 2:53 am 

and the next low tide will be at 3:48 pm.

The first high tide will be at 9:29 am 

and the final  high tide at the Golden Gate will be at 10:27 pm.

The Moon is 4.3% visible; a Waning Crescent

We’ll have a New Moon tomorrow, Saturday the 14th of November of 2020 at 9:07 pm

Today is…

Actor's Day

National Indian Pudding Day

National Mom's and Dad's Day

Sadie Hawkins Day

Start a Rumor Day

Symphonic Metal Day

World Kindness Day

On this day in history…

1841 – James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism by Charles Lafontaine, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnotism.

1851 – The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, before moving to the other side of Elliott Bay to what would become Seattle.

1927 – The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.

1940 – Walt Disney's animated musical film Fantasia is first released, on the first night of a roadshow at New York's Broadway Theatre.

1956 – The Supreme Court of the United States declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery bus boycott.

1969 – Vietnam WarAnti-war protesters in Washington, D.C. stage a symbolic March Against Death.

1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.

2000 – Philippine House Speaker Manny Villar passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.

2013 – Hawaii legalizes same-sex marriage.

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

1838 – Joseph F. Smith, American religious leader, 6th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1918)

1856 – Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1941)

1913 – Lon Nol, Cambodian general and politician, 37th Prime Minister of Cambodia (d. 1985)

1929 – Fred Phelps, American lawyer, pastor, and activist, founded the Westboro Baptist Church (d. 2014)

1934 – Peter Arnett, New Zealand-American journalist and academic

1934 – Garry Marshall, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2016)

1938 – Jean Seberg, American-French actress and singer (d. 1979)

1939 – Idris Muhammad, American drummer and composer (d. 2014)

1942 – John P. Hammond, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1946 – Ray Wylie Hubbard, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947 – Amory Lovins, American physicist and environmentalist

1955 – Whoopi Goldberg, American actress, comedian, and talk show host

1967 – Jimmy Kimmel, American comedian, actor, and talk show host

1969 – Lori Berenson, American activist