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
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 Denver, Colorado 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 Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
…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)