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Almanac - Tuesday 11/14/17

Nov 14, 2017

Today Tuesday, the 14th of November of 2017 is the 318th day of the year...

There are 47 days remaining until the end of the year.

357 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018

(11 months and 23 days from today)

1085 days until presidential election Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 11 months and 20 days from today)

The sun will rise at 6:50 am 

and sunset will be at 4:58 pm.

Tomorrow we will have 10 hours and 8 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 11:54 am.

The first low tide will be at 1:50 am

and the next low tide at 2:51 pm.

The first high tide will be at 8:39 am 

and the next high tide at 9:06 pm.

Moon: 14.9%

Waning Crescent

Moon Direction:  105.75° ESE

Moon Altitude: 19.35°

Moon Distance: 242549 mi

Next New Moon: Saturday November 18, 2017 at 3:42 am

Next Full Moon: Sunday December 3, 2017 at 7:46 am

\Next Moonset: Today at 3:21 pm

Today is…

International Girls Day

Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day

National American Teddy Bear Day

National Pickle Day

National Spicy Guacamole Day

National Young Reader's Day

Operating Room Nurse Day

Spirit of National Speakers Association Day

 It’s also…

Anniversary of the Movement of Readjustment in Guinea-Bissau

Bal Diwas, celebrated on the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru. In India

Day of the Colombian Woman in Colombia

Mobile Brigade Day in Indonesia

World Diabetes Day

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

1719 – Leopold Mozart, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1787)

1805 – Fanny Mendelssohn, German pianist and composer (d. 1847)

1840 – Claude Monet, French painter (d. 1926)

1889 – Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of India (d. 1964)

1900 – Aaron Copland, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1990)

1907 – William Steig, American author, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 2003)

1908 – Joseph McCarthy, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 1957)

1916 – Sherwood Schwartz, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2011)

1917 – Park Chung-hee, South Korean general and politician, 3rd President of South Korea (d.

1921 – Brian Keith, American actor and director (d. 1997)

1922 – Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian politician and diplomat, 6th Secretary General of the United Nations (d. 2016)

1922 – Veronica Lake, American actress and singer (d. 1973)

1927 – McLean Stevenson, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1996)

1927 – Narciso Yepes, Spanish guitarist and composer (d. 1997)

1934 – Ellis Marsalis, Jr., American pianist and educator

1935 – Hussein of Jordan (d. 1999)

1939 – Wendy Carlos, American keyboard player and composer

1947 – P. J. O'Rourke, American political satirist and journalist

1947 – Buckwheat Zydeco, American accordion player (d. 2016)

1948 – Charles, Prince of Wales

1954 – Condoleezza Rice, American political scientist, academic, and politician, 66th United States Secretary of State

1954 – Yanni, Greek-American pianist, composer, and producer

1962 – Laura San Giacomo, American actress

1981 – Vanessa Bayer, American actress

On this day in history…

1851 – Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville, is published in the USA.

1889 – Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in 72 days.

1922 – The British Broadcasting Company begins radio service in the United Kingdom.