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Almanac - Thursday 3/14/19

Albert Einstein. Credit: flickr user L'Isola D'Oro

Today is Thursday, the 14th of March of 2019.  It is the 73rd day of the year.  There are 292 days remaining until the end of the year.  6 days until spring begins  and 600 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 7 months and 20 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:21 am 

and sunset will be at 7:17 pm.

Today we will have 11 hours and 56 minutes of sun.

Solar noon will be at 1:19 pm.

The first high tide was at 5:23am 

and the next high tide at 8:12 pm.

The only low tide of the day will be at 12:31 pm.

The Moon is currently 50.8% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:321.52° NW↑

Moon Altitude:-22.21°

Moon Distance:234600 mi

We will have a Full Moon in 7 days on Wednesday, the 20th of March, 2019 at 6:43 pm

The Last Quarter Moon appears in 14 days on a Wednesday, the 27th of March of 2019 at 9:10 pm

A New Moon in 22 days on a Friday the 5th of April of 2019 at 1:50 am

and the First Quarter Moon in 29 days on a Friday, the 12th of April of 2019 at 12:06 pm

Next Moonrise:Today12:26 pm

Today is…

Celebrate Scientists Day

Crowdfunding Day

Genius Day

International Ask a Question Day

Learn About Butterflies Day

Legal Assistance Day

Moth-er Day

National Children's Craft Day

National Potato Chip Day

National Save a Spider Day

National Write Your Story Day

Pi Day

Popcorn Lovers Day

Science Education Day

World Kidney Day

March 14 Alliance is the name of a Lebanese political coalition, named after the date the Israeli Armed Forces invaded Lebanon in 1982

Today is also…

Constitution Day in Andorra

Heroes' Day in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Mother Tongue Day in Estonia

Nanakshahi New Year, first day of the month of Chet in Sikhism

Pi Day

Summer Day in Albania

White Day, complementary day of Valentine's Day when men give gifts to women in Japan and Korea

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

1681 – Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer and theorist (d. 1767)

1804 – Johann Strauss I, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1849)

1833 – Lucy Hobbs Taylor, American dentist and educator (d. 1910)

1854 – Paul Ehrlich, German physician and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1915)

1863 – Casey Jones, American engineer (d. 1900)

1879 – Albert Einstein, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

1887 – Sylvia Beach, American-French publisher, founded Shakespeare and Company (d. 1962)

1908 – Maurice Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher and academic (d. 1961)

1912 – Les Brown, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2001)

1914 – Lee Hays, American singer-songwriter (d. 1981)

1920 – Hank Ketcham, American author and cartoonist, created Dennis the Menace (d. 2001)

1922 – Les Baxter, American pianist and composer (d. 1996)

1923 – Diane Arbus, American photographer (d. 1971)

1933 – Michael Caine, English actor and author

1933 – Quincy Jones, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and producer

1945 – Michael Martin Murphey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1950 – Rick Dees, American actor and radio host

1988 – Stephen Curry, American basketball player

1997 – Simone Biles, American gymnast

…and on this day in history…

44 BC – Casca and Cassius decide, on the night before the Assassination of Julius Caesar, that Mark Antony should live.

1794 – Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.

1885 – The Mikado, a light opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, receives its first public performance in London.

1900 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.

1903 – Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is established by US President Theodore Roosevelt.

1910 – Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vents to atmosphere.

1931 – Alam Ara, India's first talking film, is released.

1936 – The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opens at Radio City Music Hall.

1942 – Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.

1961 – USAF Broken Arrow nuclear weapon mishap in B-52 crash near Yuba City, Ca.

1994 – Timeline of Linux developmentLinux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.

1995 – Space exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on board a Russian launch vehicle.