Almanac - Monday 11/6/17

Nov 6, 2017

Today Monday, 6th of November of 2017 is the 310th day of the year...

There are 55 days remaining until the end of the year.

365 days until mid-term congressional elections Tuesday November 6, 2018  (11 months and 31 days from today)

1093 days until presidential electionsTuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 11 months and 28 days from today)

The sun will rise this morning at 6:42 am 

and sunset will be at 5:05 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 23 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 11:53 am....

The first high tide was at 1:11 am

and the next high tide will be at 12:16 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:01 am 

and the next low tide at 6:54 pm.

Moon: 92.2%

Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction:↑ 251.60° WSW

Moon Altitude:49.82°

Moon Distance:224721 mi

Next New Moon:Nov 18, 20173:42 am

Next Full Moon:Dec 3, 20177:46 am

Next Moonset:Today9:19 am

Today is…Basketball Day

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Job Action Day

 Marooned Without a Compass Day

 National Nachos Day

 National Saxophone Day

It’s also…

Arbor Day in Republic of Congo

Constitution Day in the Dominican Republic

Constitution Day in Tajikistan

Finnish Swedish Heritage Daya flag day

Green March in Morocco

Gustavus Adolphus Day, death of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and official flag day

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Malaria Day in the Americas

Obama Day in Kenya

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

1814 – Adolphe Sax, Belgian-French instrument designer, invented the saxophone (d. 1894)

1841 – Nelson W. Aldrich, American businessman and politician (d. 1915)

1854 – John Philip Sousa, American commander, composer, and conductor (d. 1932)

1916 – Ray Conniff, American composer and conductor (d. 2002)

1926 – Zig Ziglar, American soldier, businessman, and author (d. 2012)

1939 – Michael Schwerner, American activist (d. 1964)

1941 – Guy Clark, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2016)

1941 – Doug Sahm, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1999)

1946 – Sally Field, American actress

1948 – Sidney Blumenthal, American journalist and activist

1948 – Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2016)

1949 – Arturo Sandoval, Cuban trumpet player, pianist, and composer

1955 – Maria Shriver, American journalist and author

1970 – Ethan Hawke, American actor, director, and screenwriter

1976 – Pat Tillman, American football player and soldier (d. 2004)

1988 – Emma Stone, American actress

On this day in history…

1528 – Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in the area that would become Texas

1844 – The first Constitution of the Dominican Republic is adopted

1860 – Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States

1869 – In New Brunswick, New JerseyRutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6–4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.

1913 – Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.

1934 – Memphis, Tennessee becomes the first major city to join the Tennessee Valley Authority.

1935 – Edwin Armstrong presents his paper "A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation" to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers

1947 – Meet the Press, the longest running television program in history, makes its debut.

1962 – The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.

1971 – The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians

2012 – Barack Obama is reelected President of the United States; Tammy Baldwin becomes the first openly gay politician to be elected to the United States Senate.