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Wednesday March 9, 2016


69th day of the year 2016. 

There are 297 days remaining until the end of the year.

The sun rose  at 6:27 am 

and sunset will be at 6:13 pm. 

Today we will have 11 hours and 46 minutes of sun. 

The solar transit will be at 12:20 pm 

The moon will rise in the east (92º) at 6:55 am 

and will set in the west (271º) at 7:19 pm.

The first low tide will be at 5:12 am 

and the next low tide at 5:36 pm. 

The only high tide of the day will be at 11:37 am.

The lunar phase is a New Moon. 

and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 12 hours and 24 minutes.

The Moon is 0.3%  illuminated.  It's a Near New Moon, Waxing Crescent.

The First Quarter Moon this month will be in 6 days on March 15, 2016 at 9:03 am 

The Next Full Moon in 14 days on March 23, 2016 at 4:01 am 

The Next Last Quarter Moon will be in 22 days March 31, 2016 at 7:17 am 

and the Next New Moon can be seen in 28 days on April 7, 2016 at 3:24 am

Today is…

National Crab Meat Day


National Meatball Day

National Get Over It Day

It's National Barbie Day as it was on this day in 1959, The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New 

National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

Panic Day 

If today is your birthday, don't panic.  Happy Birthday To You!  You share birthday cake with…


1454 – Amerigo Vespucci, Italian cartographer and explorer (d. 1512)

1824 – Amasa Leland Stanford, American businessman and politician, founded 
Stanford University (d. 1893)

1839 -- Modest Mussorgsky Russian composer who wrote "Boris Godunov"

1890 – Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 

1892 – Vita Sackville-West, English author, poet, and gardener (d. 1962)


1902 – Will Geer, American actor (d. 1978)

1910 – Samuel Barber, American pianist and composer (d. 1981)

1918 – Mickey Spillane, American author and actor (d. 2006)


1930 – Ornette Coleman, American saxophonist, violinist, trumpet player, and 
composer (d. 2015)



1934 – Yuri Gagarin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1968)

1936 – Mickey Gilley, American singer-songwriter and pianist

1942 – John Cale, Welsh singer-songwriter, viola player, and producer (The Velvet 
Underground and Theatre of Eternal Music)


1951 – Zakir Hussain, Indian tabla player, composer, and actor


1979 – Oscar Isaac, Guatemalan-American actor

On this day in history…

1841 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the United States v. The Amistad case that 
captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken 
into slavery illegally.

1842 – Giuseppe Verdi's third opera, Nabucco, receives its première performance in 
Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy's foremost opera writers.

1842 – The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San 
Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.

1954 – CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report 
on Senator Joseph McCarthy", produced by Fred Friendly and presented by Edward R. Murrow.


1960 – Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner implants for the first time a shunt he invented 
into a patient, which allows the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis.

1961 – Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan 
Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human 

1997 – Comet Hale–Bopp: Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are 
treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Hale-Bopp to be seen during 
the day.