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Almanac - Tuesday 3/5/19

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Pancake, by flickr user Annie Mole

Today is Tuesday March 5, 2019.  It  is the 64th day of the year.  There are 301 days remaining until the end of the year.  15 days until spring begins.  609 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 7 months and 29 days from today)

The sun will rise at 6:35 am 

and sunset will be at 6:09 pm.

We will have 11 hours and 34 minutes of daylight today.

Solar noon will be at 12:22 pm.

The first low tide was at 4:35 am 

and the next low tide at 4:59 pm.

The first high tide will be at 10:32 am 

and the next high tide at 11:50 pm.

The Moon is currently 1.3% visible; a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: 92.07° E↑

Moon Altitude:-20.58°

Moon Distance: 252270 mi

Next New Moon: Tomorrow Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 8:03 am

Next Full Moon: Wednesday March 20, 2019 at 6:42 pm

Next Moonrise: Today at 6:24 am

Today is…

Cinco de Marcho

International Pancake Day

Mardi Gras

Multiple Personality Day

National Absinthe Day

National Cheese Doodle Day

National Potty Dance Day

National Sportsmanship Day

Peace Corp Day

Pączki Day

Reel Film Day

Unique Names Day

Today is also…

Custom Chief's Day in Vanuatu

Day of Physical Culture and Sport in Azerbaijan

Learn from Lei Feng Day in China

National Tree Planting Day in Iran

St Piran's Day in Cornwall, England

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

1871 – Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-Russian economist and philosopher (d. 1919)

1887 – Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian guitarist and composer (d. 1959)

1898 – Zhou Enlai, Chinese politician, 1st Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1976)

1908 – Rex Harrison, English actor (d. 1990)

1922 – Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1975)

1929 – J. B. Lenoir, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1967)

1936 – Canaan Banana, Zimbabwean minister and politician, 1st President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)

1947 – Clodagh Rodgers, Northern Irish singer and actress

1948 – Elaine Paige, English singer and actress

1949 – Tom Russell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1955 – Penn Jillette, American magician, actor, and author

1956 – Teena Marie, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2010)

1957 – Ray Suarez, American journalist and author

1958 – Andy Gibb, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1988)

1963 – Joel Osteen, American pastor, author, and television host

1969 – M.C. Solaar, Afro-French rapper

…and on this day in history…

1770 – Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, are fatally shot by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence) five years later.

The Fifth of March is a 1995 novel about the Boston Massacre by historian and author Ann Rinaldi about a fourteen-year-old indentured servant named Rachel Marsh who finds herself changing as she meets many people

including a British soldiers and survivors of the massacre.

1836 – Samuel Colt patents the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.

1872 – George Westinghouse patents the air brake.

1946 – Cold WarWinston Churchill coins the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.

1953 – Joseph Stalin, the longest serving leader of the Soviet Union, dies at his Volynskoe dacha in Moscow after being hit by a cerebral hemorrhage.

1970 – The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations,