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Almanac - Friday November 10, 2023

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Today is Friday, the 10th of November of 2023,

November 10 is the 314th day of the year

51 days remain until the end of the year.

41 days until winter begins

The sun rose a few minutes ago at 6:44:51 am

and sunset will be at 5:01:50 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 16 minutes of daylight

The solar transit will be at 11:53:20 am.

Water temperature in San Francisco Bay today is 59.7°F.

The first low tide was at 2:05 am at 1.49 feet

The first high tide will be at 8:25 am at 5.76 feet

The next low tide will be at 3:01 pm at 0.62 feet

and the final high tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 9:12 pm at 4.59 feet

The Moon is currently 8.1% visible

Waning Crescent

The Moon Sets this afternoon at 3:41 pm

and rises again early tomorrow morning at 5:02 am

We’ll have a New Moon on Monday the 13th at 1:27 am

Today is…

Area Code Day

as it was on this day in 1951 – With the rollout of the North American Numbering Plan, direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.

International Accounting Day

National Civic Pride Day

National Forget-Me-Not Day

National Vanilla Cupcake Day

Sesame Street Day

1969National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) debuts Sesame Street.

United States Marine Corps birthday, founded on this day in 1775

World Science Day for Peace and Development

Today is also…

Cry of Independence Day in Panama

Day of Remembrance of Atatürk in Turkey

Day of Russian Militsiya in Russia

Heroes Day in Indonesia or Hari Pahlawan

Martinisingen in Germany

World Kera-toconus Day (an eye disease that affects the structure of the cornea, resulting in loss of vision.)

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

1483Martin Luther, German monk and priest, leader of the Protestant Reformation (d. 1546)

1668François Couperin, French organist and composer (d. 1733)

1697William Hogarth, English painter, illustrator, and critic (d. 1764)

1759Friedrich Schiller, German poet and playwright (d. 1805)

1879 – Patrick Pearse, Irish lawyer, poet, teacher, and insurrectionist; executed for his role in the Easter Rising (d. 1916)

1889Claude Rains, English-American actor (d. 1967)

1891Carl Stalling, American pianist and composer (d. 1972)

1919George Fenneman, American radio and television announcer (d. 1997)

1919 – Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general and engineer, designed the AK-47 (d. 2013)

1925Richard Burton, Welsh actor and singer (d. 1984)

1927 – Sabah, Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2014)

1928Ennio Morricone, Italian trumpet player, composer, and conductor (d. 2020)

1932Paul Bley, Canadian-American pianist and composer (d. 2016)

1939 – Russell Means, American activist, actor, and musician (d. 2012)

1942 – James Hood, American activist (d. 2013)

1945 – Donna Fargo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947 – Dave Loggins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1950 – Bram Tchaikovsky, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1956 – Sinbad, American comedian and actor

1958 – Brooks Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1959Mackenzie Phillips, American actress

1960Neil Gaiman, English author, illustrator, and screenwriter

1968Tracy Morgan, American comedian and actor

1968 – Tom Papa, American comedian, actor, television host

Kevin Vance created a program of folk music for KALW, A Patchwork Quilt, in October 1991. He grew up in Berkeley during the 1960s and '70s and spent his years learning in public schools, community colleges, bookstores, libraries, and non-commercial radio stations, as well as from the people around him. When he's not on the radio, then he's selling books, taking care of his family, listening to music, entering stuff into a computer, or taking a class.