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Almanac - Monday 11/25/19

Nov 25, 2019

It's Parfait Day...

Today is Monday, the 25th of November of 2019...

It is the 329th day of the year.

36 days remain until the end of the year.

99 days until primaries

Tuesday March 3, 2020

(3 months and 7 days from today)

344 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(11 months and 9 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:01 am 

and sunset will be at 4:53 pm.

Today we will have 9 hours and 52 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 11:57 am.

the first low tide was at 3:23 am 

and the next low tide will be at 4:26 pm.

The first high tide will be at 9:52 am 

and the next high tide at 11:19 pm.

Moon: 1.7%

Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: 99.74° E↑

Moon Altitude: -10.55°

Moon Distance: 229580 mi

Next New Moon: Tomorrow, Tuesday November 26, 2019 at 7:05 am

Next Full Moon: Dec 11, 2019 9:12 pm

Next Moonrise: Today 5:48 am

Today is…

Blasé Day

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

National Parfait Day

Shopping Reminder Day

Today is also…

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Suriname from the Netherlands in 1975.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

National Day (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Teachers' Day (Indonesia)

Vajiravudh Memorial Day (Thailand)

On this day in history…

1874 – The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.

1915 – Albert Einstein presents the field equations of general relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences.

1947 – Red Scare: The "Hollywood Ten" are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios.

1952 – Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. It will become the longest continuously-running play in history.

1984 – Thirty-six top musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio and record Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.

1986 – Iran–Contra affair: U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese announces that profits from covert weapons sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

1992 – The Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia votes to split the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with effect from January 1, 1993.

1999 – A 5-year-old Cuban boy, Elian Gonzalez, is rescued by fishermen while floating in an inner tube off the Florida coast.

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

1835 – Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1919)

1844 – Karl Benz, German engineer and businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz (d. 1929)

1846 – Carrie Nation, American activist (d. 1911)

1909 – P. D. Eastman, American author and illustrator (d. 1986)

1914 – Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player and coach (d. 1999)

1915 – Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general and politician, 30th President of Chile (d. 2006)

1924 – Paul Desmond, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)

1926 – Poul Anderson, American author (d. 2001)

1933 – Kathryn Crosby, American actress and singer

1940 – Percy Sledge, American singer (d. 2015)

1947 – John Larroquette, American actor

1951 – Bill Morrissey, American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

1960 – Amy Grant, American singer-songwriter

1960 – John F. Kennedy Jr., American lawyer, journalist, and publisher (d. 1999)

1971 – Christina Applegate, American actress, singer, dancer, and producer