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KALW Almanac: Tue. March 7, 2017

Today Tuesday, the 7th of March of 2017 is the 66th day of the year.  
There are 299 days remaining until the end of the year,
609 days until Mid-Term Elections,
1337 days until the next Presidential Election
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:31 am 
and the sun will set at 6:10 pm. 
Today we will have 11 hours and 39 minutes of daylight. 

The solar noon will be at 12:21 pm.

The first low tide was at 12:35 am 

and the next low tide will be at 1:42 pm. 

The first high tide will be at 6:46 am 

and the next high tide at 8:55 pm.

The Moon is 72.8% illuminated; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction: ↑ 318.27° NW

Moon Altitude: -22.66°

Moon Distance: 232301 mi

Next Full Moon: Mar 12, 2017 at 7:53 am

Next New Moon: Mar 27, 2017 at 7:57 pm

Next Moonrise: Today at 1:27 pm

National Be Heard Day

National Cereal Day

National Pancake Day

National Crown Roast of Pork Day

National Sportsmanship Day

Peace Corps Day

Unique Names Day

Liberation of Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan

Teacher's Day in Albania

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

1837 – Henry Draper, American physician and amateur astronomer

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

1850 – Thomas Masaryk, Czechoslovakian founder and president

1872 – Piet Mondrian, Dutch abstract art painter

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

1887 – Helen Parkhurst, American educator, author, and lecturer

1934 – Willard Scott, American television personality and actor

1940 – Daniel J. Travanti, American actor

1942 – Michael Eisner, American businessman

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)

1945 – Arthur Lee, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2006)

1964 – Bret Easton Ellis, American author and screenwriter

On this day in history…

321 – Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.

1850 – In a three-hour speech to the U.S. Senate, Daniel Webster endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a means of preserving the Union.

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

1926 – The first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversation took place, between New York City and London.

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 troopers and a sheriff's posse. in Selma, Alabama.

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

2003 – A four-day walkout by Broadway musicians began.

2004 – V. Gene Robinson was invested in Concord, N.H., as the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop.

2010 – Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Academy Award for best director for her Iraq War thriller "The Hurt Locker," which won six Oscars, including best picture.

2010 – Iraq held an election in which neither the Sunni-backed coalition nor the Shiite political bloc won a majority, spawning an eight-month deadlock and stalling formation of a new government.

2011 – Reversing course, President Barack Obama approved the resumption of military trials at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, ending a two-year ban.

2011 – Charlie Sheen was fired from the sitcom "Two and a Half Men" by Warner Bros. Television following repeated misbehavior and weeks of the actor's angry, often-manic media campaign against his studio bosses.