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Almanac - Monday 11/16/20

Nov 16, 2020

It's Party With Your Bear Day...


Today is Monday, the 16th of November of 2020...

It is the 321st day of the year

45 days remain until the end of the year.

35 days until winter begins

The sun rises at 6:52 am 

and the sun sets at 4:57 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 4 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 11:55 am

The first high tide was at 12:34 am 

The first low tide was at 5:20 am 

and the next high tide will be at 11:40 am.

and the next low tide at 6:15 pm

The Moon is 2.6% visible; a Waxing Crescent

First Quarter Moon in 6 days on Saturday the 21st of November of 2020 at 8:45 pm

Today is…

Have a Party With Your Bear Day

International Day for Tolerance

National Button Day

National Fast Food Day

It’s the first day of Sigd, originally an Ethiopian Jewish Holiday

and it’s the third day of Diwali, the Hindu Festival Of Lights

Today is also…

Day of Declaration of Sovereignty in Estonia

Volkstrauertag in Germany

Icelandic Language Day or Dagur íslenskrar tungu in Iceland

International Day for Tolerance

Statia Day in Sint Eustatius in the Netherlands Caribbean

On this day in history…

1904 – English engineer John Ambrose Fleming receives a patent for the thermionic valve (vacuum tube).

1945 – UNESCO is founded.

1988 – In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in Pakistan elect populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister of Pakistan.

1990 – Pop group Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know It's True album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals.

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

1873 – W. C. Handy, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1958)

1895 – Paul Hindemith, German violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1963)

1907 – Burgess Meredith, American actor, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)

1916 – Daws Butler, American voice actor and singer (d. 1988)

1922 – José Saramago, Portuguese novelist (d. 2010)

1930 – Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist, poet, and critic (d. 2013)

1938 – Robert Nozick, American philosopher, author, and academic (d. 2002)

1953 – Griff Rhys Jones, Welsh comedian, actor, and author

1964 – Diana Krall, Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist

1967 – Lisa Bonet, American actress and director

1977 – Maggie Gyllenhaal, American actress and singer

1993 – Pete Davidson, American comedian and actor