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Almanac - Wednesday 11/18/20

Nov 18, 2020

Today is Wednesday, the 18th of November of 2020



November 18 is the 323rd day of the year
43 days remain until the end of the year.
33 days until winter begins
The sun rises at 6:54 am
and sunset will be at 4:56 pm.
We will have 10 hours and 2 minutes of daylight today.
Solar noon will be at 11:55 am.
The first high tide was at 2:35 am
The first low tide will be at 7:09 am
The next high tide at 1:12 pm.
and the final low tide at Aquatic Park will be at 7:59 pm.
The Moon is 15.1% visible; a Waxing Crescent
We’ll have a First Quarter Moon in 3 days on Saturday the 21st of November of 2020 at 8:45 pm
Today is…
Apple Cider Day
Geographic Information Systems Day
Married to a Scorpio Support Day
Mickey Mouse Day
National Educational Support Professionals Day
National Princess Day
National Vichyssoise Day
Occult Day
Push-button Phone Day
William Tell Day
Today is also…
Day of Army and Victory in Haiti
Independence Day in Morocco celebrating the independence of Morocco from France and Spain in 1956.
National Day in Oman
Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia celebrates the independence of Latvia from Russia in 1918.
Remembrance Day of the Sacrifice of Vukovar in 1991 in Croatia
On this day in history…
1872 – Susan B. Anthony and 14 other women are arrested for voting illegally in the United States presidential election of 1872.
1928 – Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey's birthday.
1963 – The first push-button telephone goes into service.
1993 – In South Africa, 21 political parties approve a new constitution, expanding voting rights and ending white minority rule.
2003 – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules 4–3 in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and gives the state legislature 180 days to change the law making Massachusetts the first state in the United States to grant marriage rights to same-sex couples.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share your special day with…
1787 – Louis Daguerre, French physicist and photographer, developed the daguerreotype (d. 1851)
1836 – W. S. Gilbert, English playwright, poet, and illustrator (d. 1911)
1861 – Dorothy Dix, American journalist and author (d. 1951)
1882 – Wyndham Lewis, English painter and critic (d. 1957)
1883 – Carl Vinson, American judge and politician (d. 1981)
1899 – Eugene Ormandy, Hungarian-American violinist and conductor (d. 1985)
1901 – George Gallup, American statistician and academic (d. 1984)
1907 – Compay Segundo, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
1908 – Imogene Coca, American actress, comedian, and singer (d. 2001)
1909 – Johnny Mercer, American singer-songwriter and producer, co-founded Capitol Records (d. 1976)
1927 – Hank Ballard, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
1928 – Sheila Jordan, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1936 – Don Cherry, American trumpet player (d. 1995)
1939 – Margaret Atwood, Canadian novelist, poet, and critic
1942 – Linda Evans, American actress
1945 – Wilma Mankiller, American tribal chief (d. 2010)
1950 – Graham Parker, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1968 – Owen Wilson, American actor, producer, comedian and screenwriter
1970 – Megyn Kelly, American lawyer and journalist
1974 – Chloë Sevigny, American actress and fashion designer