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Almanac - Thursday 11/26/20

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Today is Peanuts Day, the birthday of cartoonist Charles Schulz....

Today is Thursday, the 26th of November of 2020

November 26 is the 331st day of the year

35 days remain until the end of the year.

25 days until winter begins

The sun rises at 7:02 am

and sunset will be at 4:52 pm.

We will have 9 hours and 50 minutes of daylight, today.

The solar transit will be at 11:57 am.

The first low tide was at 2:17 am

The first high tide will be at 8:59 am

The next low tide at 3:27 pm.

and the final high tide at Aquatic Park will be at 9:55 pm.

The Moon is 87.1% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Full Moon and Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in 4 days on Monday 30th of November of 2020 at 1:30 am

Today is…

Family Health History Day

Good Grief Day

Born on this day in 1922 – Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, created Peanuts (d. 2000)

National Cake Day

National Day of Mourning

Thanksgiving Day

Turkey-Free Thanksgiving

Unthanksgiving Day

Today is also…

Constitution Day in Abkhazia, Georgia

Constitution Day in India

Republic Day in Mongolia

On this day in history…

1789 – A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as proclaimed by President George Washington at the request of Congress.

1863 – United States President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. Following the Franksgiving controversy from

1939 to 1941, it has been observed on the fourth Thursday in 1942 and subsequent years.

1917 – The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.

1922 – Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.

1942 – Casablanca, the movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premieres in New York City.

2000 – George W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida's electoral votes by Katherine Harris, going on to win the United States presidential election, despite losing in the national popular vote.
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this special day with…

1895 – Bill W., American activist, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)

1899 – Richard Hauptmann, German-American murderer (d. 1936)

1909 – Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright and critic (d. 1994)

1912 – Eric Sevareid, American journalist (d. 1992)

1919 – Frederik Pohl, American journalist and author (d. 2013)

1933 – Robert Goulet, American-Canadian singer and actor (d. 2007)

1938 – Porter Goss, American soldier and politician, 19th Director of the CIA

1938 – Rich Little, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and singer

1939 – Wayland Flowers, American actor and puppeteer (d. 1988)

1939 – Tina Turner, American-Swiss singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

1940 – Davey Graham, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 2008)

1954 – Roz Chast, American cartoonist

1975 – DJ Khaled, American rapper and producer