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Almanac - Tuesday 11/5/19

Nov 5, 2019

It's Tuesday, November 5, 2019....

It is the 309th day of the year.

56 days remain until the end of the year.

46 days until winter begins

119 days until primaries

Tuesday March 3, 2020

(3 months and 27 days from today)

and 364 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(11 months and 29 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:40 am 

and sunset will be at 5:06 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 26 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 11:53 am.

The first high tide will be at 7:20 am 

and the next high tide at 6:08 pm.

The only low tide of the day will be at 12:52 pm.

The Moon is 60.6% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:295.99° WNW↑

Moon Altitude:-53.96°

Moon Distance: 250455 mi

Next Full Moon: Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 5:34 am

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

Next Moonrise: Today 2:11 pm

Today is…

American Football Day

Bank Transfer Day

Commercial TV Broadcast Day

Election Day

National Doughnut Appreciation Day

National Gunpowder Day

National Love Your Red Hair Day

Today is also…

Colón Day in Panama

Guy Fawkes Night in the United KingdomNew Zealand and Newfoundland and LabradorCanada

West Country Carnival in the English West Country

Cinco de noviembre in NegrosPhilippines

Kanakadasa Jayanthi in KarnatakaIndia

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

1855 – Eugene V. Debs, American union leader and politician (d. 1926)

1895 – Walter Gieseking, French-German pianist and composer (d. 1956)

1900 – Natalie Schafer, American actress (d. 1991)

1911 – Roy Rogers, American singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 1998)

1913 – Vivien Leigh, Indian-British actress (d. 1967)

1931 – Ike Turner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (d. 2007)

1934 – Jeb Stuart Magruder, American minister and civil servant (d. 2014)

1940 – Elke Sommer, German actress

1941 – Art Garfunkel, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1943 – Sam Shepard, American playwright and actor (d. 2017)

1946 – Gram Parsons, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1973)

1949 – Armin Shimerman, American actor

1952 – Vandana Shiva, Indian philosopher and author

1952 – Bill Walton, American basketball player and sportscaster

1953 – Joyce Maynard, American journalist, author, and academic

1960 – Tilda Swinton, English actress

1963 – Tatum O'Neal, American actress and author

…and on this day in history…

1605 – Gunpowder PlotGuy Fawkes is arrested.

1872 – Women's suffrage in the United States: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.

1895 – George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.

1898 – Negrese nationalists revolt against Spanish rule and establish the short-lived Republic of Negros.

1916 – The Everett massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between the Industrial Workers of the World organizers and local police.

1917 – October Revolution: Lenin calls for the October Revolution.

1940 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first and only President of the United States to be elected to a third term.

1955 – After being destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio.