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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2014 with 42 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn. Evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus.

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Other Notable Events for November 18

On this date in history:

In 1883, the United States adopted Standard Time and set up four zones -- Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific.

1928, Mickey Mouse made his screen debut in the landmark Steamboat Willie at the ...

Notable Birthdays for November 18

Those born on this date include:

- French philosopher and writer Pierre Bayle in 1647
- German composer Carl von Weber and English composer Henry Bishop (Home Sweet Home), both in 1786
- French physicist Louis Daguerre, ...

Astronomy

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2014 with 43 to follow.

The moon is waning. The morning stars are Jupiter and Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.