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Tuesday March 1, 2016


March 1 is the 61th day of the year.

There are 305 days remaining until the end of the year.

19 more days of winter, before the vernal equinox, and the beginning of spring.

the sun rose at 6:39 am 

and sunset will be at 6:05 pm. 

Today we will have 11 hours and 26 minutes of sun. 

The solar transit will be at 12:22 pm 

The moon rose in the southeast (111º) at 12:37 am 

and will set in the southwest (248º) at 11:10 am.

The lunar phase is a Waning Gibbous. 

54.2 per cent illuminated

and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 10 hours and 33 minutes.

The first high tide was at 4:17 am 

and the next high tide will be at 6:18 pm. 

The first low tide will be at 11:11 am 

and the next low tide at 10:52 pm.

Today is…

National Dadgum That's Good Day

National Peanut Butter Lover's Day



National Pig Day

National Fruit Compote Day

National Horse Protection Day

Beer Day, marked the end of beer prohibition in 1989 (Iceland)

Mothering Sunday (United Kingdom)

Heroes' Day (Paraguay)

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992.

March 1st Movement Remembrance Day or Samiljeol; 삼일절 (South Korea)

Remembrance Day (Marshall Islands)

Saint David's Day or Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant (Wales and Welsh communities)

Self-injury Awareness Day

Southeast Europe: beginning of spring related observances:

Baba Marta Day (Bulgaria)

Mărțișor (Romania and Moldova)

The final day (fourth or fifth) of Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá'í Faith)

World Civil Defence Day (international)

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you!  You share your special day with….


1810 – Frédéric Chopin, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1849)


1904 – Glenn Miller, American trombonist, composer, and bandleader (Glenn Miller 
Orchestra) (d. 1944)

1906 – Phạm Văn Đồng, Vietnamese lieutenant and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of 
Vietnam (d. 2000)

1910 – David Niven, English-Swiss actor, singer, and producer (d. 1983)


1914 – Ralph Ellison, American author and critic (d. 1994)

1922 – Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli general and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Israel, 
Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

1926 – Robert Clary, French-American actor and author


1927 – Harry Belafonte, American singer-songwriter, actor and activist

1927 – Robert Bork, American lawyer and scholar, United States Attorney General 
(d. 2012)

1935 – Robert Conrad, American actor, director, and commentator

1939 – Leo Brouwer, Cuban guitarist, composer, and conductor

1941 – Robert Hass, American poet and academic

1944 – Roger Daltrey, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (The Who, No 
Plan B, and The RD Crusaders)

1947 – Alan Thicke, Canadian actor and composer

1948 – Burning Spear, Jamaican singer-songwriter

1954 – Ron Howard, American actor, director, and producer


1969 – Javier Bardem, Spanish actor


1983 – Lupita Nyong'o, Mexican-Kenyan actress

1987 – Kesha, American singer-songwriter

1994 – Justin Bieber, Canadian singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

on this day in history….


1565 – The city of Rio de Janeiro is founded.

1692 – Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are brought before local magistrates 
in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the 
Salem witch trials.

1790 – The first United States census is authorized.

1803 – Ohio is admitted as the 17th U.S. state.

1847 – The state of Michigan formally abolishes capital punishment.

1867 – Nebraska becomes the 37th U.S. state; Lancaster, Nebraska is renamed 
Lincoln and becomes the state capital.


1872 – Yellowstone National Park is established as the world's first national park.



1893 – Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio 
in St. Louis, Missouri.


1936 – The Hoover Dam is completed.

1941 – W47NV begins operations in Nashville, Tennessee becoming the first FM 
radio station in the U.S.

1961 – United States President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.

1995 – Yahoo! is incorporated.

1998 – Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

2005 – In Roper v. Simmons, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the execution of 
juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional.


2006 – English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill
railway station.