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Monday March 7, 2016

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March 7 is the 67th day of the year, 2016. 

There are 299 days remaining until the end of the year.

the sun will rise at 6:30 am 

and sunset will be at 6:11 pm. 

Today we will have 11 hours and 41 minutes of sun. 

The solar transit will be at 12:20 pm

Daylight Savings Time  begins Sunday March 13 at 2 o'clock in the morning

The Vernal Equinox will be on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 9:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time 

The lunar phase is a Waning Crescent

only 3.4 per cent illuminated

and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 18 hours and 26 minutes.

The moon will rise in the southeast (103º) at 5:34 am 

and will set in the southwest (259º) at 4:58 pm.

The first low tide was at 3:41 am at 1.8

and the next low tide will be at 4:15 pm at  -0.5

The first high tide will be at 9:56 am at 6.2 

and the next high tide at 11:05 pm at 5.5

Today is…

National Be Heard Day

National Cereal Day

National Crown Roast Of Pork Day

Liberation of Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan

Teacher's Day in Albania

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share your special day with...

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1849 – Luther Burbank, American botanist and author (d. 1926)

1875 – Maurice Ravel, French pianist and composer (d. 1937)

1927 – James Broderick, American actor and director (d. 1982)

1934 – Willard Scott, American journalist, actor, and author

1942 – Tammy Faye Messner, American evangelist, television personality, and talk 
show host (d. 2007)

1944 – Townes Van Zandt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)

On This Day In History…

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1876 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the 
"telephone".

1900 – The German liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse becomes the first ship to 
send wireless signals to shore.

1965 – Bloody Sunday: a group of 600 civil rights marchers is brutally attacked by 
state and local police in Selma, Alabama.

1985 – The song "We Are the World" receives its international release.

2007 – The British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House 
of Lords, 100% elected.

2009 – The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets 
orbiting other stars, is launched.

2014 – The opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Paralympics take place in Sochi, 
Russia.