Almanac - Wednesday 11/8/17

Nov 8, 2017

Today Wednesday, 8th of November of 2017 is the 312th day of the year....

There are 53 days remaining until the end of the year.

363 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018

11 months and 29 days from today

1091 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020

2 years 11 months and 26 days from today

The sun will rise on the west coast at 6:44 am 

and the sun will set at 5:03 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 19 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 11:53 am.

The first high tide was at 3:12 am

and the next high tide will be at 1:59 pm.

The first low tide will be at 7:55 am 

and the next low tide at 8:47 pm.

The Moon is currently 75.0% illuminated

A Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction: ↑ 214.75° SW

Moon Altitude: 68.49°

Moon Distance: 227387 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 11:24 am

The 8th of November is the name of a song recorded by the country music group Big & Rich

Today is…

Abet and Aid Punsters Day

Cook Something Bold Day

National Ample Time Day

National Cappuccino Day

National Dunce Day

National Harvey Wallbanger Day

National Parents as Teachers Day

National STEM Day

World Town Planning Day

X-ray Day

It’s also…

Day of Baku Metro Employees in Azerbaijan

World Radiography Day

International Day of Radiology

Intersex Day of Remembrance

One of the Mundus patet in the Roman Empire

National Aboriginal Veterans Day in Canada

Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Powers of Heaven  in the Eastern Orthodox Church

World Urbanism Day

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

1836 – Milton Bradley, American businessman, founded the Milton Bradley Company (d. 1911)

1847 – Bram Stoker, Irish novelist and critic, created Count Dracula (d. 1912)

1884 – Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (d. 1922)

1897 – Dorothy Day, American journalist and activist (d. 1980)

1900 – Margaret Mitchell, American journalist and author (d. 1949)

1922 – Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon and academic (d. 2001)

1924 – Joe Flynn, American actor (d. 1974) (Captain Binghampton on McHale’s Navy, was ‘straight man’ with Tim Conway)

1927 – Patti Page, American singer and actress (d. 2013)

1931 – Morley Safer, Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 2016)

1932 – Ben Bova, American journalist and author

1944 – Bonnie Bramlett, American singer and actress (Delaney & Bonnie)

1947 – Minnie Riperton, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)

1949 – Wayne LaPierre, American businessman, author, and activist

1949 – Bonnie Raitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 – Timothy Egan, American journalist and author

1954 – Rickie Lee Jones, American singer-songwriter and producer

1958 – Don Byron, American clarinet player and composer

1961 – Leif Garrett, American singer, actor, and television personality

1975 – Tara Reid, American actress

On this day in history…

1519 – Hernán Cortés enters Tenoch-ti-tlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with a great celebration.

1889 – Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.

1892 – The New Orleans general strike begins, uniting black and white American trade unionists in a successful four-day general strike action for the first time.

1933 – Great DepressionNew Deal: US President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed.

1965 – The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.

1966 – Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate since Reconstruction.

1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.

1968 – The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic is signed to facilitate international road traffic and to increase road safety by standardising the uniform traffic rules among the signatories.

1972 – HBO launches its programming, with the broadcast of the 1971 movie Sometimes a Great Notion, starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda.