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Almanac - Monday 11/30/20

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Beaver Moon 2019-11-13 Images from morning walk in the west Miramar (FL) wetlands. By Flickr user Kenneth Cole Schneider

Today is Monday, the 30th of November of 2020...

It is the 335th day of the year

31 days remain until the end of the year.

21 days until winter begins

The sun rises at 7:06 am

and sunset will be at 4:51 pm.

Today we will have 9 hours and 45 minutes of daylight

The solar transit will be at 11:59 am.

The first high tide was at 12:16 am

The first low tide was at 4:45 am

and the next high tide will be at 10:46 am.

and the final low tide at Aquatic Park will be at 5:33 pm.

Moon: 100.0%

Full Moon

Next Moonset:  Today, 7:20 am

The November Moon is called The Full Beaver Moon.

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

It’s also called Deer Rutting Moon, the Digging/Scratching Moon, the Freezing Moon, the Frost Moon, and

the Whitefish Moon

Last Quarter Moon in 7 days on Monday the 7th of December of 2020 at 4:37 pm

Today is…

Cities for Life Day

Computer Security Day

Cyber Monday

National Mason Jar Day

National Methamphetamine Awareness Day

National Mousse Day

National Personal Space Day

National Stay at Home Because You're Well Day

Perpetual Youth Day

Today is also…

Bonifacio Day in The Philippines

Commemoration Day The United Arab Emirates

Day to Mark the Departure and Expulsion of Jews from the Arab Countries and Iran in Israel

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Barbados from the United Kingdom in 1966

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of South Yemen from the United Kingdom in 1967

National Day in Benin

Regina Mundi Day in South Africa

Saint Andrew's Day in Scotland

On this day in history…

1803 – The Balmis Expedition starts in Spain with the aim of vaccinating millions against smallpox in Spanish America and Philippines.

1872 – The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.

1954 – In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman taking an afternoon nap; this is the only documented case in the Western Hemisphere of a human being hit by a rock from space.

1982 – Michael Jackson's sixth solo studio album, Thriller, is released worldwide, ultimately to become the best-selling record album in history.

1995 – U.S. President Bill Clinton visits Northern Ireland and speaks in favor of the "Northern Ireland peace process" to a huge rally at Belfast City Hall ; he calls IRA fighters "yesterday's men".

1999 – In Seattle, United States, demonstrations against a World Trade Organization meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.
1667 – Jonathan Swift, Irish satirist and essayist (d. 1745)

1670 – John Toland, Irish philosopher and author (d. 1722)

1835 – Mark Twain, American novelist, humorist, and critic (d. 1910)

1863 – Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino activist and politician, co-founded Katipunan (d. 1897)

1874 – Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

1907 – Jacques Barzun, French-American historian and author (d. 2012)

1912 – Gordon Parks, American photographer and director (d. 2006)

1915 – Brownie McGhee, American folk-blues singer and guitarist (d. 1996)

1918 – Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor (d. 2014)

1924 – Shirley Chisholm, American activist, educator and politician (d. 2005)

1924 – Allan Sherman, American actor, comedian, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)

1927 – Robert Guillaume, American actor and singer (d. 2017)

1929 – Dick Clark, American television host and producer, founded Dick Clark Productions (d. 2012)
1930 – G. Gordon Liddy, American lawyer, radio host, television actor and criminal

1931 – Bill Walsh, American football player and coach (d. 2007)

1931 – Margot Zemach, American author and illustrator (d. 1989)

1936 – Abbie Hoffman, American activist and author, co-founded the Youth International Party (d. 1989)

1940 – Kevin Phillips, American journalist and author

1947 – David Mamet, American playwright, screenwriter, and director

1953 – Shuggie Otis, American singer-songwriter and musician

1953 – David Sancious, American rock and jazz keyboard player and guitarist

1955 – Billy Idol, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1962 – Bo Jackson, American football and baseball player

1965 – Ben Stiller, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter

1975 – Mindy McCready, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

1978 – Clay Aiken, American singer