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National Bavarian Crepes Day-KALW Almanac-3/22/2016

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  • 82nd Day of 2016 284 Remaining
  • Summer Begins in 90 Days
  • Sunrise: 7:07
  • Sunset: 7:24
  • 12 Hours 17 Minutes
  • Moon Rise: 6:57pm
  • Moon Set: 6:49am
  • Phase: 99% 14 Days
  • Next Full Moon March 23 @ 5:01am
  • As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.
  • Tides
  • High: 11:06am/11:44pm
  • Low: 5:06am/5:18pm
  • Rainfall (July 1 – June 30)
  • This Year: 20.38
  • Last Year: 17.04
  • YTD Avg.: 20.67
  • Annual Avg.: 23.80
  • Holidays
  • National Bavarian Crepes Day
  • National Sing Out Day
  • National Goof Off Day
  • National Agriculture Day
  • American Diabetes Association Alert Day
  • As Young As You Feel Day
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  • Arab League Day-Syria
  • Emancipation Day-Puerto Rico
  • World Water Day
  • On This Day
  • 1457 --- Gutenberg Bible became the first printed book. 
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  • 1765 --- In an effort to raise funds to pay off debts and defend the vast new American territories won from the French in the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763), the British government passes the Stamp Act. The legislation levied a direct tax on all materials printed for commercial and legal use in the colonies, from newspapers and pamphlets to playing cards and dice. Though the Stamp Act employed a strategy that was a common fundraising vehicle in England, it stirred a storm of protest in the colonies. The colonists had recently been hit with three major taxes: the Sugar Act (1764), which levied new duties on imports of textiles, wines, coffee and sugar; the Currency Act (1764), which caused a major decline in the value of the paper money used by colonists; and the Quartering Act (1765), which required colonists to provide food and lodging to British troops.
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  • 1893 --- Hockey's first Stanley Cup championship game was played in Montreal. That city's Amateur Athletic Association beat the Ottawa Capitals 3-1. The Stanley Cup has since become one of the most cherished and recognized trophies in sport.
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  • 1895 --- In what is generally regarded as the first public display of a movie projected onto a screen, Auguste and Louis Lumiere showed their first movie – the one-minute "Employees Leaving the Lumiere Factory" – to an invited audience in Paris.
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  • 1933 --- President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Beer and Wine Revenue Act. This law levies a federal tax on all alcoholic beverages to raise revenue for the federal government and gives individual states the option to further regulate the sale and distribution of beer and wine It becomes effective on April 7, 1933, in advance of Prohibition's repeal on Dec 5, 1933.
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  • 1945 --- Representatives from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Transjordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Yemen meet in Cairo to establish the Arab League, a regional organization of Arab states. Formed to foster economic growth in the region, resolve disputes between its members, and coordinate political aims, members of the Arab League formed a council, with each state receiving one vote.
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  • 1965 --- Bob Dylan's album "Bringing It All Back Home," his first featuring electric guitar, was released.
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  • 1972 --- Equal Rights Amendment is passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states for ratification. First proposed by the National Woman’s political party in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment was to provide for the legal equality of the sexes and prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. More than four decades later, the revival of feminism in the late 1960s spurred its introduction into Congress. Under the leadership of U.S. Representative Bella Abzug of New York and feminists Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem, it won the requisite two-thirds vote from the U.S. House of Representatives in October 1971. In March 1972, it was approved by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states. Hawaii was the first state to ratify what would have been the 27th Amendment, followed by some 30 other states within a year. However, during the mid-1970s, a conservative backlash against feminism eroded support for the Equal Rights Amendment, which ultimately failed to achieve ratification by the a requisite 38, or three-fourths, of the states.
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  • 1977 --- Stevie Wonder’s tribute to Duke Ellington, "Sir Duke," was released.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6fPN5aQVDI
  • 1978 --- Karl Wallenda, of the Flying Wallendas, fell to his death while walking a cable strung between to hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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  • 1980 --- People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was founded by Ingrid Newkirk and Alex Pacheco. 
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  • 1983 --- The Pentagon awards a production contract worth more than $1 billion to AM General Corporation to develop 55,000 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV). Nicknamed the Humvee and designed to transport troops and cargo, the wide, rugged vehicles entered the spotlight when they were used by the American military during the 1989 invasion of Panama and the Persian Gulf War in the early 1990s.
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  • 1987 --- A barge loaded with 32,000 tons of refuse left Islip, NY, to find a place to unload. After being refused by several states and three countries space was found back in Islip. 
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  • 1990 --- A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, found former tanker captain Joseph Hazelwood innocent of three major charges in connection with the Exxon Valdez oil spill, but convicted him of a minor charge of negligent discharge of oil.
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  • 2014 --- 43 people die when a portion of a hill suddenly collapses and buries a neighborhood in the small community of Oso, Washington, some 55 miles northeast of Seattle. It was one of the deadliest mudslides in U.S. history. The collapse occurred shortly after 10:30 a.m., when, following weeks of rain, a massive, fast-moving wall of mud and debris crashed down the hillside, destroying 49 homes and killing entire families.
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  • Birthdays
  • William Shatner
  • Louis L’Amour
  • Robert Milkan
  • Ruth Page
  • Chico Marx
  • Wilfrid Brambell
  • Virgina Gray
  • Ross Martun
  • Werner Klemperer
  • Marcel Marceau
  • George Benson
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Stephen Sondheim