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Almanac - Thursday 11/19/20

Nov 19, 2020

Today is Thursday, the 19th of November of 2020...


It is the 324th day of the year
42 days remain until the end of the year.
32 days until winter begins
The sun rises at 6:55 am
and the sun sets at 4:55 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 11:55 am.
The first high tide was at 3:37 am
The first low tide will be at 8:16 am
The next high tide will be at 2:06 pm.
and the final low tide at Aquatic Park at 8:56 pm.
The Moon is 23.7% visible; a Waxing Crescent
First Quarter Moon in 3 days on Saturday the 21st of November of 2020 at 8:45 pm
Today is..
"Have a Bad Day" Day
Equal Opportunity Day
Great American Smokeout
International Men's Day
National Blow Bagpipes Day
National Camp Day
National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
National Rural Health Day
Nouveau Beaujolais Day
Play Monopoly Day
Social Enterprise Day
Use Less Stuff Day
Women's Entrepreneurship Day
World Pancreatic Cancer Day
World Philosophy Day
World Toilet Day
Today is also…
Day of Discovery of Puerto Rico
Day of Missile Forces and Artillery in Russia, and Belarus
Flag Day in Brazil
Garifuna Settlement Day in Belize
Liberation Day in Mali
Martyrs' Day in Uttar Pradesh, India
The Sovereign Prince's Day in Monaco
On this day in history….

1863 – President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication ceremony for the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
1916 – Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures.
1955 – National Review publishes its first issue.
1969 – Association football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.
1985 – Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.
1998 – Clinton–Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
…And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1831 – James A. Garfield, American general, lawyer, and politician, 20th President of the United States (d. 1881)
1905 – Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist, composer and bandleader (d. 1956)
1909 – Peter Drucker, Austrian-American theorist, educator, and author (d. 2005)
1917 – Indira Gandhi, Indian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of India (d. 1984)
1919 – Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (d. 2010)
1920 – Gene Tierney, American actress and singer (d. 1991)
1921 – Roy Campanella, American baseball player and coach (d. 1993)
1926 – Jeane Kirkpatrick, American academic and diplomat, 16th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2006)
1933 – Larry King, American journalist and talk show host
1936 – Dick Cavett, American actor and talk show host
1938 – Ted Turner, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Turner Broadcasting System
1939 – Tom Harkin , American lawyer and politician
1941 – Tommy Thompson, American captain and politician, 19th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
1942 – Calvin Klein, American fashion designer, founded Calvin Klein Inc.
1942 – Sharon Olds, American poet and academic
1954 – Kathleen Quinlan, American actress
1957 – Ofra Haza, Israeli singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2000)
1961 – Meg Ryan, American actress and producer
1962 – Jodie Foster, American actress, director, and producer
1976 – Jack Dorsey, American businessman, co-founded Twitter
1983 – Adam Driver, American actor