Today is Maize Day...
Today is Friday, the 29th of November of 2019.
It is the 333rd day of the year.
32 days remain until the end of the year....
22 days until winter begins
95 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020
(3 months and 3 days from today)
340 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(11 months and 5 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:05 am
and sunset will be at 4:51 pm.
Today we will have 9 hours and 46 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 11:58 am.
The first high tide was at 2:01 am
and the next high tide will be at 12:30 pm.
The first low tide will be at 6:34 am
and the next low tide at 7:23 pm.
The Moon is 9.7%; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction: 69.52° ENE↑
Moon Altitude: -60.62°
Moon Distance: 240122 mi
Next Full Moon: Dec 11, 2019 at 9:12 pm
Next New Moon: Dec 25, 2019 at 9:13 pm
Next Moonrise: Today at 10:04 am
Buy Nothing Day
Customer is Wrong Day
Electronic Greeting Card Day
Fur Free Friday
International Systems Engineer Day
National Chocolates Day
National Day of Listening
National Flossing Day
National Leftovers Day
National Lemon Creme Pie Day
National Native American Heritage Day
National Square Dance Day
Throw Out Your Leftovers Day
You're Welcome-giving Day
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
1947 – Partition Plan: The United Nations General Assembly approves a plan for the partition of Palestine.
Liberation Day or Dita e Çlirimit in Albania
1944 – World War II: Albania is liberated by the Partisans
Republic Day in Yugoslavia
1945 – The Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
Unity Day in Vanuatu
William Tubman's Birthday in Liberia
1895 – William Tubman, Liberian lawyer and politician, 19th President of Liberia (d. 1971)
…on this day in history…
1777 – San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe by José Joaquín Moraga. It is the first Spanish civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.
1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
1890 – The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan, and the first Diet convenes.
1899 – FC Barcelona is founded by Catalan, Spanish and Englishmen. It later develops into one of Spanish football's most iconic and strongest teams.
1929 – U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd leads the first expedition to fly over the South Pole.
1963 – "I Want to Hold Your Hand", recorded on October 17, 1963, is released by the Beatles in the United Kingdom.
1972 – Atari releases Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1797 – Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (d. 1848)
1832 – Louisa May Alcott, American novelist and poet (d. 1888)
1895 – Busby Berkeley, American director and choreographer (d. 1976)
1898 – C. S. Lewis, British novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1963)
1900 – Mildred Gillars, also known as “Axis Sally”, American broadcaster, employed by Nazi Germany to disseminate propaganda during WWII (d. 1988)
1908 – Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., American pastor and politician (d. 1972)
1917 – Merle Travis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1983)
1918 – Madeleine L'Engle, American author and poet (d. 2007)
1927 – Vin Scully, American sportscaster and game show host
1928 – Paul Simon, American soldier and politician, 39th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (d. 2003)
1932 – Jacques Chirac, French soldier and politician, 22nd President of France (d. 2019)
1933 – John Mayall, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1935 – Diane Ladd, American actress
1939 – Peter Bergman, American comedian, actor and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1940 – Chuck Mangione, American horn player and composer
1942 – Ann Dunham, American anthropologist and academic (d. 1995)
1946 – Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947 – Petra Kelly, German activist and politician (d. 1992)
1947 – Ronnie Montrose, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)
1949 – Garry Shandling, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1954 – Joel Coen, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1955 – Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian, actor, and television host
1957 – Janet Napolitano, American lawyer, academic, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Homeland Security
1959 – Rahm Emanuel, American businessman and politician, 44th Mayor of Chicago
1964 – Don Cheadle, American actor and producer