Today's Almanac

Nov 20, 2013

Nov 20, 2013  Sunrise 6:56 AM  Sunset 4:55 PM  9h 59m 23s of daylight today − 1m 36s less than yesterday Africa Industrialization Day (international) Black Awareness Day (Brazil)  Christian Feast Day:  Bernward of Hildesheim  Edmund the Martyr (Anglicanism)  Day of National Sovereignty (Argentina)  Earliest day on which the Feast of Christ the King can fall, while November 26 is the latest; celebrated on the last Sunday before Advent. (Roman Catholic Church)  Revolution Day (Mexico)  Teachers' Day or Ngày nhà giáo Việt Nam (Vietnam)  Transgender Day of Remembrance (LGBT community)  Universal Children's Day (International)  Wedding day of Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)  on this day  1945: Nuremberg trial of Nazis begins  1975: Spanish dictator Franco dies  1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to address Israel's parliament.  1985 The first version of Microsoft's Windows operating system, Windows 1.0, was released.  If today is your birthday, you get to share birthday cake with:  1900 – Chester Gould, American cartoonist (d. 1985) he drew the Dick Tracy comic strip  1908 – Alistair Cooke, English-American journalist (d. 2004) we remember him well here on KALW and the BBC  1917 – Robert Byrd, American politician (d. 2010) not a bad fiddle player as well  1925 – Kaye Ballard, American actress and singer  1925 – Robert F. Kennedy, former Attorney General (d. 1968)  1936 – Don DeLillo, American author  1939 – Dick Smothers, American actor and singer (Smothers Brothers)  1942 – Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States  1942 – Meredith Monk, American composer and choreographer  1946 – Duane Allman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  (d. 1971)  1946 – Judy Woodruff, American journalist  1947 – Joe Walsh, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (Eagles, James Gang, andBarnstorm) 1956 – Bo Derek, American actress and producer