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
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
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