Almanac - Monday 3/4/19
Today is Monday, the 4th of March of 2019. It is the 63rd day of the year. There are 302 days remaining until the end of the year.
610 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 7 months and 30 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:36 am
and sunset will be at 6:08 pm.
Today we will have 11 hours and 32 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:22 pm.
The first low tide was at 4:00 am
and the next low tide will be at 4:30 pm.
The first high tide will be at 9:54 am
and the next high tide at 11:25 pm.
The Moon is 4.2% visible; a Waning Crescent
Moon Direction:100.59° E↑
Moon Distance:252519 mi
Next New Moon:this Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 8:03 am
Next Full Moon:Wednesday March 20, 2019 at 6:42 pm
Next Moonrise: Today 5:51 am
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
Women’s History birthdays:
March 4, 1895 (1970) – Margaret D. Foster, chemist, the first female chemist to work for the United States Geological Survey, worked on the Manhattan Project, Chemistry and Physics Section
March 4, 1899 (1993) – Elizabeth Wood, taught English at Vassar (1922-26), became involved in public social welfare in FDR’s Public Works Administration where her 1934 plans to create housing that included play areas and racial diversity were undercut when residents were not involved in the planning
March 4, 1948 (2005) – Jean O’Leary, lesbian and gay rights activist, founder of Lesbian Feminist Liberation, one of the first lesbian activist groups in the women’s movement, was an early member and co-director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, co-founded National Coming Out Day
1745 – Casimir Pulaski, Polish-American general (d. 1779)
1888 – Knute Rockne, American football player and coach (d. 1931)
1889 – Pearl White, American actress (d. 1938)
1931 – Alice Rivlin, American economist and politician
1932 – Miriam Makeba, South African singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2008)
1934 – Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (d. 2007)
1934 – Sandra Reynolds, South African tennis player
1937 – Leslie H. Gelb, American journalist and author
1942 – Lynn Sherr, American journalist and author
1944 – Bobby Womack, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1948 – James Ellroy, American writer
1949 – Cookie Mueller, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1958 – Tina Smith, American politician, junior senator of Minnesota
1965 – Khaled Hosseini, Afghan-born American novelist
1966 – Fiona Ma, American accountant and politician
1968 – Patsy Kensit, English model and actress
1971 – Claire Baker, Scottish politician
1973 – Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, Indian director and screenwriter
1986 – Margo Harshman, American actress
1988 – Laura Siegemund, German tennis player
On this day in Women’s History…
March 4, 1917 – Jeannette Rankin (R-MT) took her seat as the first female member of Congress
March 4, 1933 – Frances Perkins becomes United States Secretary of Labor, the first female member of the United States Cabinet