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Almanac - Tuesday 11/17/20

I baked a bread, baked and photographed by flickr user Stephanie Lamphere

It is Homemade Bread Day...

Today is Tuesday, the 17th of November of 2020...

November 17 is the 322nd day of the year

44 days remain until the end of the year.

34 days  until Winter Solstice

The sun rises at 6:53 am 

and sunset will be at 4:56 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 3 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 11:55 am.

The first high tide will be at 1:34 am 

The next high tide at 12:24 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:11 am 

and the final low tide at Aquatic Park will be at 7:05 pm.

The Moon is 7.8% visible; a Waxing Crescent

The First Quarter Moon will be in 4 days on Saturday the 21st of November of 2020 at 8:45 pm

Today is…

Electronic Greeting Card Day

Homemade Bread Day

International Happy Gose Day

International Students' Day

National Baklava Day

National Entrepreneurs' Day

National Farm Joke Day

National Take a Hike Day

National Unfriend Day

The Little Mermaid Day

World Peace Day

International Students' Day

Today is also…

Martyrs' Day in Orissa, India

Presidents Day in Marshall Islands

Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

World Prematurity Day

On this day in history…

1800 – The United States Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C.

1820 – Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica. (The Palmer Peninsula is later named after him.)

1858 – Modified Julian Day zero.

1858 – The city of DenverColorado is founded.

1869 – In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated.

1903 – The Russian Social Democratic Labour Party splits into two groups: The Bolsheviks (Russian for "majority") and Mensheviks (Russian for "minority").

1947 – The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.

1947 – American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain observe the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th century.

1950 – Lhamo Dondrub, better  known as Tenzin Gyatso, is officially named the 14th Dalai Lama.

1968 – Viewers of the Raiders–Jets football game in the eastern United States are denied the opportunity to watch its exciting finish when NBC broadcasts Heidi instead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the U.S.

1970 – Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai Massacre.

1973 – Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook."

2000 – Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.

2019 – The first known case of COVID-19 is traced to a 55-year-old man who had visited a market in WuhanHubei ProvinceChina.

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

1790 – August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1868)

1887 – Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, English field marshal (d. 1976)

1916 – Shelby Foote, American historian and author (d. 2005)

1925 – Rock Hudson, American actor (d. 1985)

1934 – Jim Inhofe, American soldier and politician, senior senator of Oklahoma

1937 – Peter Cook, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 1995)

1938 – Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1942 – Martin Scorsese, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor

1943 – Lauren Hutton, American model and actress

1944 – Gene Clark, American singer-songwriter and musician (The Byrds) (d. 1991)

1944 – Danny DeVito, American actor, director, and producer

1944 – Lorne Michaels, Canadian-American screenwriter and producer, created Saturday Night Live

1944 – Tom Seaver, American baseball pitcher and sportscaster (d. 2020)

1948 – Howard Dean, American physician and politician, 79th Governor of Vermont

1948 – East Bay Ray, American guitarist

1949 – John Boehner, American businessman and politician, 61st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

1952 – Cyril Ramaphosa, South African businessman and politician, 7th Deputy President of South Africa

1955 – Yolanda King, American actress and activist (d. 2007)

1960 – RuPaul, American drag queen performer, actor, and singer

1964 – Susan Rice, American academic and politician, 24th United States National Security Advisor

1966 – Jeff Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)