17th November

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Ritual at holy well, North Wales: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, November 2015:
Last Quarter - November 3, 12:23
New Moon - November 11, 17:47
First Quarter - November 19, 06:27
Full Moon - November 25, 22:44

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CURRENT MOON

Saint's Day:
Acisclus
Gregory of Tours
Hilda of Whitby

Festival:
National Survivors of Suicide Day
International Students' Day (International)
Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day (Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Capricorn: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Garlic, Jerusalem Artichokes, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants*

Also on this day:

1292 – John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.

1603 – English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.

1855 – David Livingstone becomes the first European to see the Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe.

1939 – Nine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. In addition, all Czech universities are shut down and over 1200 Czech students sent to concentration camps. Since this event, International Students' Day is celebrated in many countries, especially in the Czech Republic.

1950 – Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, is enthroned as the leader of Tibet at the age of fifteen.

1970 – Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre.

1973 – Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, US President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook".

1983 – The Zapatista Army of National Liberation is founded.

* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.