Almanac - Wednesday 11/29/17

Nov 29, 2017

Today is Wednesday, the 29th of November of 2017...

It is the 333rd day of the year

There are 32 days remaining until the end of the year.

22 days until winter begins

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

(11 months and 8 days from today)

1070 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020(2 years 11 months and 5 days from today)

The sun will rise at 7:06 am 

and sunset will be at 4:51 pm.

We will have 9 hours and 45 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 11:58 am.

The first low tide was at 12:55 am

The first high tide will be at 7:46 am 

The next low tide at 2:08 pm.

and the final high tide at the Golden Gate will occur at  8:24 pm.

The Moon is currently 78.2% illuminated;

A Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:  302.22° WNW

Moon Altitude: -34.14°

Moon Distance: 233878 mi

Next Moonrise: Today at 2:35 pm

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

It will be a Full Cold Moon

Next New Moon: Sunday December 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm

Today is… Customer is Wrong Day

 Electronic Greeting Card Day

 National Chocolates Day

 National Lemon Creme Pie Day

 National Square Dance Day

 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting


It’s also…

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (United Nations)

Liberation Day or Dita e Çlirimit in Albania

Republic Day in Yugoslavia

Unity Day in Vanuatu

William Tubman's Birthday in Liberia

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

1797 – Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (d. 1848)

1803 – Christian Doppler, Austrian mathematician and physicist (d. 1853)

1832 – Louisa May Alcott, American novelist and poet (d. 1888)

1835 – Empress Dowager Cixi of China (d. 1908)

1895 – Busby Berkeley, American director and choreographer (d. 1976)

1898 – C. S. Lewis, British novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1963)

1908 – Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., American pastor and politician (d. 1972)

1915 – Billy Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (d. 1967)

1917 – Merle Travis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1983)

1918 – Madeleine L'Engle, American author and poet (d. 2007)

1927 – Vin Scully, American sportscaster and game show host

1928 – Paul Simon, American soldier and politician, 39th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (d. 2003)

1932 – Jacques Chirac, French soldier and politician, 22nd President of France

1933 – John Mayall, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1939 – Peter Bergman, American comedian, actor and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1940 – Chuck Mangione, American horn player and composer

1946 – Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947 – Petra Kelly, German activist and politician (d. 1992)

1947 – Ronnie Montrose, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)

1949 – Garry Shandling, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2016)

1955 – Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian, actor, and television host

1957 – Janet Napolitano, American lawyer, academic, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Homeland Security

1964 – Don Cheadle, American actor and producer

On this day in history…

1777 – San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe by José Joaquín Moraga. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.

1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.

1902 – The Pittsburgh Stars defeated the Philadelphia Athletics, 11–0 to win the first championship associated with an American national professional football league.

1929 – U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd leads the first expedition to fly over the South Pole.

1972 – Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.