Almanac - Wednesday 3/6/19
Today is Wednesday, the 6th of March of 2019. It is the 65th day of the year. There are 300 days remaining until the end of the year. 14 days until spring begins. 608 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020.
(1 year 7 months and 28 days from today)
The sun will rise at 6:33 am
and sunset will be at 6:10 pm.
We will have 11 hours and 37 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:21 pm.
The first low tide will be at 5:07 am
and the next low tide at 5:28 pm.
The Moon is 0.1% visible; a Near New Moon, still a Waning Crescent)
It becomes a New Moon this morning at 8:03 am
Moon Direction:85.42° E↑
Moon Distance:251599 mi
Next Full Moon: Wednesday March 20, 2019 at 6:42 pm
Next Moonrise: Today at 6:55 am
as was on this day in 1836, during the Texas Revolution, This was the day of the Battle of the Alamo – After a thirteen-day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers, including frontiersman Davy Crockett and colonel Jim Bowie, defending the Alamo are killed and the fort is captured.
the birthday of KALW listener Robert Heller which he declares today to be the National Day of Inspiration
also known as Michaelangelo Day
Today is also…
European Day of the Righteous, commemorates those who have stood up against crimes against humanity and totalitarism with their own moral responsibility.
Foundation Day, the founding of Norfolk Island in 1788.
Independence Day in Ghana, celebrates the independence from the UK in 1957.
The Day of the Dude, celebrated by the adherents of Dudeism
In Women’s Herstory…
March 6, 1913:
20 suffragist activists confront a Senate subcommittee in Washington DC, days after huge demonstration of 5000 broken up brutally by police and men behaving rudely who did not support voting rights for women.
Born on this day, March 6, 1924 – Sarah Caldwell, founder, conductor, and artistic director of the Opera Company of Boston
On this day in 1964, Susan Sontag, intellectual, critic, filmmaker, and writer, publishes her first influential essay "Notes on 'Camp'". She wrote many books including On Photography, Against Interpretation, and recently released journals and diaries
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1886 – Nella Walker, American actress and vaudevillian (d. 1971)
1917 – Will Eisner, American illustrator and publisher (d. 2005)
1923 – Wes Montgomery, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1968)
1926 – Alan Greenspan, American economist and politician
1929 – Tom Foley, American lawyer and politician, 57th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 2013)
1937 – Valentina Tereshkova, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut
1944 – Kiri Te Kanawa, New Zealand soprano and actress
1944 – Mary Wilson, American singer
1947 – Rob Reiner, American actor, director, producer, and activist
1967 – Glenn Greenwald, American journalist and author
On this day in history…
1820 – The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, brings Maine into the Union as a free state, and makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free.
1984 – In the United Kingdom, a walkout at Cortonwood Colliery in Brampton Bierlow signals the start of a strike that lasted almost a year and involved the majority [but never all] of the country's miners.