Almanac - Thursday 11/30/17

Nov 30, 2017

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

Today is…

 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

 It’s also…

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 KingdomNobel 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 CrescentGlasgow, 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