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Almanac - Wednesday 11/25/20

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jukebox, by flickr user liz west

Today is Juke Box Day...

Today is Wednesday, the 25th of November of 2020

November 25 is the 330th day of the year

36 days remain until the end of the year.

26 days until winter begins

The sun rises at 7:01 am

and the sun sets at 4:52 pm.

We will have 9 hours and 51 minutes of daylight, today.

The solar transit will be at 11:57 am

The first low tide was at 1:35 am

The first high tide will be at 8:31 am

and the next low tide at 2:49 pm.

and the final high tide at Aquatic Park will be at 9:00  pm.

The Moon is 80.3%; a waxing gibbous moon

The Full Moon and a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in 5 days on Monday the 30th of November of 2020 at 1:30 am

Blackout Wednesday

Blasé Day

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

National Family Caregivers Day

National Jukebox Day

National Parfait Day

Shopping Reminder Day

Tie One On Day

What Do You Love About America Day

Today is also…

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Suriname from the Netherlands in 1975.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

National Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Teachers' Day in Indonesia

Vajiravudh Memorial Day in Thailand

On this day in history…

1874 – The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.

1915 – Albert Einstein presents the field equations of general relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences.

1947 – Red Scare: The "Hollywood Ten" are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios.

1952 – Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. It will become the longest continuously-running play in history.

1963 – President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.; his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, is buried on the same day in Fort Worth, Texas.

1984 – Thirty-six top musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio and record Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.

1986 – Iran–Contra affair: U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese announces that profits from covert weapons sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

1992 – The Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia votes to split the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with effect from January 1, 1993.

1999 – A 5-year-old Cuban boy, Elian Gonzalez, is rescued by fishermen while floating in an inner tube off the Florida coast.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this day with…

1835 – Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1919)

1844 – Karl Benz, German engineer and businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz (d. 1929)

1846 – Carrie Nation, American activist (d. 1911)\

1895 – Anastas Mikoyan, Soviet politician, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (d. 1978)

1909 – P. D. Eastman, American author and illustrator (d. 1986)

1914 – Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player and coach (d. 1999)

1915 – Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general and politician, 30th President of Chile (d. 2006)

1920 – Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (d. 2009)

1924 – Paul Desmond, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)

1926 – Poul Anderson, American author (d. 2001)

1931 – Nat Adderley, American cornet and trumpet player (d. 2000)

1941 – Percy Sledge, American singer (d. 2015)

1942 – Bob Lind, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947 – John Larroquette, American actor

1951 – Bill Morrissey, American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

1960 – Amy Grant, American singer-songwriter

1960 – John F. Kennedy Jr., American lawyer, journalist, and publisher (d. 1999)