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Almanac - Friday 11/27/20

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Joe's Guitar: one of a couple of my guitars. Just a knock off stratocaster, by flickr user JOE MADONNA

Today is Electric Guitar Day, because it's also Jimi Hendrix's birthday too...

Today is Friday, the 27th of November of 2020

November 27 is the 332nd day of the year

34 days remain until the end of the year.

24 days until winter begins

The sun rises at 7:03 am

and sunset will be at 4:52 pm.

We will have 9 hours and 49 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 11:58 am.

The first low tide was at 2:56 am

The first high tide will be at 9:24 am

The next low tide at 4:01 pm

The next high tide at 10:45 pm.

The Moon is 92.9% visible

A Waxing Gibbous 

We’ll have a Full Moon and a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

in 3 days on Monday the 30th of November of 2020 at 1:30 am

The November Full Moon is called the Full Beaver Moon.

This was the time when beavers finished preparations for winter and retreated into their lodges.

This moon is also called the Deer Rutting Moon, the Digging and Scratching Moon.

Today is…

Black Friday

Buy Nothing Day

Fur Free Friday

International Systems Engineer Day

Maize Day

National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

National Craft Jerky Day

National Day of Listening

National Electric Guitar Day

National Flossing Day

National Leftovers Day

National Native American Heritage Day

National Pins And Needles Day

Pie in the Face Day

Sinkie Day

Turtle Adoption Day

You're Welcome-giving Day

Today is  also…

Lancashire Day in United Kingdom

Maaveerar Day in Tamil Eelam, Sri Lanka

Naval Infantry Day in Russia

Teacher's Day in Spain

On this day in history…

1839 – In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.

1895 – At the Swedish–Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.

1896 – Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss is first performed.

1924 – In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.

1945 – CARE (then the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) was founded to a send CARE Packages of food relief to Europe after World War II.

1968 – Penny Ann Early became the first woman to play major professional basketball for the Kentucky Colonels in an ABA game against the Los Angeles Stars.

1973 – Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92–3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On December 6, the House will confirm him 387–35).

1978 – In San Francisco, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.

2006 – The House of Commons of Canada approves a motion introduced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper recognizing the Québécois as a nation within Canada.

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

1820 – Rachel Brooks Gleason, fourth woman to earn a medical degree in the United States (d. 1905)

1843 – Cornelius Vanderbilt II, American businessman (d. 1899)

1874 – Chaim Weizmann, Belarusian-Israeli chemist and politician, 1st President of Israel (d. 1952)

1907 – L. Sprague de Camp, American historian and author (d. 2000)

1909 – James Agee, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (d. 1955)

1911 – David Merrick, American director and producer (d. 2000)

1917 – Buffalo Bob Smith, American actor and television host (d. 1998)

1925 – Derroll Adams, American folk singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2000)

1932 – Benigno Aquino, Jr., Filipino journalist and politician (d. 1983)

1935 – Les Blank, American director and producer (d. 2013)

1937 – Gail Sheehy, American journalist and author

1940 – Bruce Lee, American-Chinese actor, martial artist, and screenwriter (d. 1973)

1941 – Eddie Rabbitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)

1942 – Jimi Hendrix, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1970)

1944 – Mickey Leland, American activist and politician (d. 1989)

1945 – James Avery, American actor (d. 2013)

1945 – Randy Brecker, American trumpeter and flugelhornist

1953 – Curtis Armstrong, American actor, singer, and producer

1953 – Steve Bannon, American media executive and political figure

1957 – Caroline Kennedy, American lawyer and diplomat, 29th United States Ambassador to Japan

1960 – Tim Pawlenty, American lawyer and politician, 39th Governor of Minnesota

1960 – Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian economist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Ukraine

1964 – Robin Givens, American actress

1966 – Andy Merrill, American television writer, producer and voice actor

1973 – Samantha Harris, American model and television host

1979 – Hilary Hahn, American violinist

1980 – Jackie Greene, American singer-songwriter and guitarist