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Almanac - Tuesday 3/27

Spanish paella, taken by flickr user Kristina D.C. Hoeppner

Today is Tuesday, the 27th of March of 2018.

It is the 86th day of the year.

There are 279 days remaining until the end of the year.

The sun rises at 7:01 am 

and sunset will be at 7:30 pm.

We will have 12 hours and 29 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.

The first low tide will be at 2:44 am 

and the next low tide at 3:21 pm.

The first high tide will be at 8:42 am 

and the next high tide at 10:26 pm.

The Moon is 80.7% visible, and even shining on the bay; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:  294.78° WNW

Moon Altitude:-5.25°

Moon Distance: 229490 mi

Next Full Moon: Saturday March 31, 2018 at 5:36 am

Next New Moon: Sunday April 15, 2018 at 6:57 pm

Next Moonrise: Today 3:33 pm

Today is…

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Celebrate Exchange Day

Education and Sharing Day

Holy Tuesday

National Joe Day

National Spanish Paella Day

Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day

World Theatre Day

It’s also…

Armed Forces Day in Myanmar

International whisk(e)y day

World Theatre Day

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

March 27, 1897 (d. 1981) – Effa Manley, co-owner and manager with husband Abe of the Negro League baseball team the Brooklyn Eagles (1935-46), supported integration with the NAACP, worked hard to get Negro League players included in the Baseball Hall of Fame

March 27, 1924 (d. 1990) – Sarah Vaughan, world renown jazz singer and pianist known as the “Divine One”

March 27, 1950 – Julia Alvarez, Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist, her first novel How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991) was highly acclaimed for its portrayal of the  integration of Latina immigrants into the U.S. mainstream

1734 – Lady Diana Beauclerk, English painter and illustrator (d. 1808)

1797 – Alfred de Vigny, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1863)

1824 – Virginia Minor, American women's suffrage activist (d. 1894)

1863 – Henry Royce, English engineer and businessman, founded Rolls-Royce Limited (d. 1933)

1868 – Patty Hill, American songwriter and educator (d. 1946)

1878 – Kathleen Scott, British sculptor (d. 1947)

1883 – Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (d. 1980)

1899 – Gloria Swanson, American actress and producer (d. 1983)

1905 – Leroy Carr, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1935)

1906 – Pee Wee Russell, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and composer (d. 1969)


1909 -- Ben Webster, American jazz musician

1915 – Robert Lockwood, Jr., American guitarist (d. 2006)

1917 – Cyrus Vance, American lawyer and politician, 57th United States Secretary of State (d. 2002)

1927 – Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (d. 2007)

1932 – Junior Parker, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1971)

1963 – Quentin Tarantino, American director, producer, screenwriter and actor

1963 – Xuxa, Brazilian actress, singer, businesswoman and television presenter

1970 – Mariah Carey, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1975 – Fergie, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

and on this day in history…

1866 – President Andrew Johnson vetoes the Civil Rights Act of 1866. His veto is overridden by Congress and the bill passes into law on April 9.

1915 – Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.

1958 – Nikita Khrushchev becomes Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union

1964 – The Good Friday earthquake, the most powerful earthquake recorded in North American history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes Southcentral Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.

1998 – The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.

2014 – Philippines signs a peace accord with the largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, ending decades of conflict.