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Almanac - Wednesday 11/20/19

Nov 20, 2019

It's Peanut Butter Fudge Day!

Today is Wednesday, the 20th of November of 2019.

It is the 324th day of the year.

41 days remain until the end of the year.

31 days until winter begins

104 days until primaries Tuesday March 03 2020

(3 months and 12 days from today)

349 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(11 months and 14 days from today)

The sun rise at 6:56 am 

and sunset will be at 4:55 pm.

Today we will have 9 hours and 59 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 11:55 am.

The first high tide will be at 6:33 am 

and the next high tide at 5:37 pm.

The only low tide of the day will be at 12:04 pm.

The Moon is 42.9% visible; Third Quarter

Moon Direction: 118.75° ESE↑

Moon Altitude: 49.74°

Moon Distance: 229944 mi

Next New Moon: Nov 26, 2019 7:05 am

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

Next Moonset: Today 1:46 pm

Today is…

Beautiful Day

Future Teachers of America Day

Geographic Information Systems Day

Globally Organized Hug a Runner Day

Latina Women's Equal Pay Day

Name Your PC Day

National Absurdity Day

National Educational Support Professionals Day

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Universal Children's Day

Today is also…

20-N in Spain

Africa Industrialization Day

Black Awareness Day in Brazil

Children's Day

National Sovereignty Day in Argentina

Revolution Day in Mexico

Royal Thai Navy Day in Thailand

Teachers' Day or Ngày nhà giáo Việt Nam

Transgender Day of Remembrance in the LGBT community

On this day in History….

1695 – Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil, is executed by the forces of Portuguese bandeirante Domingos Jorge Velho - an event nowadays commemorated in Black Awareness Day.

1789 – New Jersey becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights.

1805 – Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, premieres in Vienna.

1820 – An 80-ton sperm whale attacks and sinks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America. (Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick is in part inspired by this story.)

1910 – Mexican RevolutionFrancisco I. Madero issues the Plan de San Luis Potosí, denouncing Mexican President Porfirio Díaz, calling for a revolution to overthrow the government of Mexico, effectively starting the Mexican Revolution.

1947 – The Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, who becomes the Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey in London.

1959 – The Declaration of the Rights of the Child is adopted by the United Nations.

1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis ends: In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of the Caribbean nation.

1969 – Vietnam WarThe Plain Dealer publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam.

1969 – Occupation of Alcatraz: Native American activists seize control of Alcatraz Island until being ousted by the U.S. Government on June 111971.

1974 – The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T Corporation. This suit later leads to the breakup of AT&T and its Bell System.

1977 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement.

1985 – Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.

1989 – Velvet Revolution: The number of protesters assembled in PragueCzechoslovakia swells from 200,000 the day before to an estimated half-million.

1993 – Savings and loan crisis: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.

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

1900 – Chester Gould, American cartoonist and author, created Dick Tracy (d. 1985)

1908 – Alistair Cooke, British-American journalist and author (d. 2004)

1913 – Charles Berlitz, American linguist (d. 2003)

1921 – Jim Garrison, American lawyer and judge (d. 1992)

1923 – Nadine Gordimer, South African novelist, short story writer, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)

1925 – Robert F. Kennedy, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 64th United States Attorney General (d. 1968)

1936 – Don DeLillo, American novelist, essayist, and playwright

1939 – Dick Smothers, American actor and comedian

1941 – Dr. John, American singer and songwriter (d. 2019)

1942 – Joe Biden, American lawyer and politician, 47th Vice President of the United States

1942 – Meredith Monk, American composer and choreographer

1943 – Suze Rotolo, American artist, and former girlfriend of Bob Dylan

1946 – Duane Allman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1971)

1947 – Joe Walsh, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

1948 – John R. Bolton, American lawyer and diplomat, 25th United States Ambassador to the United Nations

1956 – Bo Derek, American actress and producer

1957 – Goodluck JonathanPresident of Nigeria