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Almanac - Thursday 3/7/19

Cereal Bran and fresh fruit. A winning combination! By flickr user Doug

Today is Thursday, 7th of March of 2019 is the 66th day of the year.

There are 299 days remaining until the end of the year.

13 days until spring begins

607 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 7 months and 27 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:32 am 

and sunset will be at 6:11 pm.

We will have 11 hours and 39 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 12:21 pm.

The first high tide will be at 12:14 am 

and the next high tide at 11:47 am.

The first low tide will be at 5:39 am 

and the next low tide at 5:55 pm.

The Moon is 0.9% visible; a Waxing Crescent

Moon Direction: 79.26° E↑

Moon Altitude: -23.09°

Moon Distance: 250548 mi

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

Next New Moon: Friday April 5, 2019 at 1:50 am

Next Moonrise: Today at 7:23 am

Today is…

Nametag Day

National Be Heard Day

National Cereal Day

National Crown Roast of Pork Day

Today is also…

Liberation of Sulaymaniyah (Iraqi Kurdistan)

Teacher's Day (Albania)

March 7th – International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the economic, political, and social achievements of women, and it first took place on March 8, 1911. The United Nations (UN) has sponsored International Women’s Day since 1975, ―To recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active participation, equality and development of women; and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security.

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

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

1872 – Piet Mondrian, Dutch-American painter (d. 1944)

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

1927 – James Broderick, American actor and director (d. 1982)

1934 – Willard Scott, American television personality and actor

1938 -- International Motorsports Hall of Famer Janet Guthrie

1940 – Daniel J. Travanti, American actor

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)

1964 – Wanda Sykes, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter

1964 -- Author Bret Easton Ellis

1970 – Rachel Weisz, English-American actress and producer

…and on this day in history…

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

In 1926, the first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversations took place between New York and London.

In 1955, the first TV production of the musical "Peter Pan" starring Mary Martin aired on NBC.

1955 - Phyllis Diller made her debut at the Purple Onion in San Francisco, CA

In 1965, a march by civil rights demonstrators was violently broken up at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, by state troopers and a sheriff's posse in what came to be known as “Bloody Sunday.”

1971 – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, political leader of then East Pakistan (present day-Bangladesh), delivers his historic 7th March speech in the Racecourse Field (Now Suhrawardy Udyan) in Dhaka.

In 1975, the U.S. Senate revised its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the previously required two-thirds of senators present.