Today Thursday, 30th of November of 2017 is the 334th day of the year...
There are 31 days remaining until the end of the year.
21 days until winter begins
341 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018
(11 months and 7 days from today)
1069 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 11 months and 4 days from today)
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:06 am
and sunset will be at 4:51 pm.
Today we will have 9 hours and 45 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 11:58 am.
The first low tide was at 1:43 am
and the next low tide will be at 2:51 pm.
The first high tide will be at 8:23 am
and the next high tide at 9:26 pm.
The Moon is 86.5% illuminated
Moon Direction: ↑ 290.92° WNW
Moon Altitude: -17.54°
Moon Distance: 230123 mi
Next Full Moon: Thursday December 3, 2017 at 7:46 am
Next New Moon: Thursday December 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm
Next Moonrise: Today at 3:11 pm
Computer Security Day
National Mason Jar Day
National Methamphetamine Awareness Day
National Mousse Day
National Stay at Home Because You're Well Day
Perpetual Youth Day
Bonifacio Day in the Philippines
International Cities for Life Day
Commemoration Day in the United Arab Emirates
Day to Mark the Departure and Expulsion of Jews from the Arab Countries and Iran in Israel
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Barbados from the United Kingdom in 1966
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of South Yemen from the United Kingdom in 1967
National Day in Benin
Regina Mundi Day in South Africa
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you! You get to celebrate with….
1667 – Jonathan Swift, Irish satirist and essayist (d. 1745)
1670 – John Toland, Irish philosopher and author (d. 1722)
1835 – Mark Twain, American novelist, humorist, and critic (d. 1910)
1874 – Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
1912 – Gordon Parks, American photographer and director (d. 2006)
1915 – Brownie McGhee, American folk-blues singer and guitarist (d. 1996)
1918 – Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor (d. 2014)
1924 – Shirley Chisholm, American activist, educator and politician (d. 2005)
1924 – Allan Sherman, American actor, comedian, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)
1927 – Robert Guillaume, American actor and singer (d. 2017)
1929 – Dick Clark, American television host and producer, founded Dick Clark Productions (d. 2012)
1930 – G. Gordon Liddy, American lawyer, radio host, television actor and criminal
1931 – Margot Zemach, American author and illustrator (d. 1989)
1936 – Abbie Hoffman, American activist and author, co-founded the Youth International Party (d. 1989)
1940 – Kevin Phillips, American journalist and author
1947 – David Mamet, American playwright, screenwriter, and director
1953 – Shuggie Otis, American singer-songwriter and musician
1953 – David Sancious, American rock and jazz keyboard player and guitarist
1955 – Billy Idol, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1965 – Ben Stiller, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter
1978 – Clay Aiken, American singer
1978 – Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor and director
And on this day in history….
1786 – The Grand Duchy of Tuscany, under Pietro Leopoldo I, becomes the first modern state to abolish the death penalty (later commemorated as Cities for Life Day).
1803 – In New Orleans, Spanish representatives officially transfer the Louisiana Territory to a French representative. Just 20 days later, France transfers the same land to the United States as the Louisiana Purchase.
1872 – The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
1886 – The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.
1934 – The LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman becomes the first steam locomotive to be authenticated as reaching 100 mph.
1954 – In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman taking an afternoon nap; this is the only documented case in the Western Hemisphere of a human being hit by a rock from space.
1982 – Michael Jackson's sixth solo studio album, Thriller is released worldwide. It will become the best-selling record album in history.
1995 – Official end of Operation Desert Storm.
1995 – U.S. President Bill Clinton visits Northern Ireland and speaks in favour of the "Northern Ireland peace process" to a huge rally at Belfast City Hall; he calls terrorists "yesterday's men".
1998 – Exxon and Mobil sign a US$73.7 billion agreement to merge, thus creating ExxonMobil, the world's largest company.
1999 – In Seattle, United States, demonstrations against a World Trade Organization meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.
2005 – John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York