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Almanac - Monday 3/18/19

Kare Sloppy Joes (leftover curry and furikake) , by flickr user su-lin

Today is Monday, the 18th of March of 2019.

It is the 77th day of the year.

There are 288 days remaining until the end of the year.

2 days until spring begins

596 days until Presidential Elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 year 7 months and 16 days from today)

The sun will rises at 7:15 am 

and sunset will be at 7:21pm.

We will have 12 hours and 6 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:18 pm.

The first low tide was at 3:44 am 

and the next low tide at 4:25 pm.

The first high tide will be at 9:50am 

and the next high tide at 11:24 pm.

The Moon is 90.3% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction: 279.92° W↑

Moon Altitude: 13.55°

Moon Distance: 224256 mi

Next Moonset: Today 5:59 am

Full Moon in 2 days, on Wednesday the 20th of March of 2019 at 6:43 pm

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

New Moon in 18 days on Friday, the 5th of April of 2019 at 1:50 am

First Quarter Moon in 25 days on Friday the 12th of April of 2019 at 12:06 pm

Today is…

Saint Urho’s day, the day the fictional patron saint of Finland drove out all the grasshoppers (or frogs, depending on your research)

Act Happy Day

Awkward Moments Day

Forgive Mom and Dad Day

Goddess of Fertility Day

National Biodiesel Day

National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day

National Sloppy Joe Day

National Wellderly Day

Today is also…

Anniversary of the Oil Expropriation in Mexico

Flag Day in Aruba

Gallipoli Memorial Day in Turkey

Men's and Soldiers' Day in Mongolia

Ordnance Factories' Day in India

Teacher's Day in Syria

Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Yesterday in Women’s Herstory…

March 17, 1917 – Loretta Perfectus Walsh became the first woman to join the navy and the first woman to officially join the military in a role other than a nurse

March 17, 2000 – Julia Roberts becomes the first female actor ever to earn $20 million for a single film in Erin Brockovich.

and today in Women’s Herstory…

Born March 17, 1849 (died in 1934) – Cornelia Clapp, zoologist and academic specializing in marine biology, taught at Mt. Holyoke where she developed a highly effective technique for college instruction, and helped organize the school’s zoology department, worked with the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole from its inception

On this day in 1863, Confederate women riot in Salisbury, N.C. to protest the lack of flour and salt in the South.


Born March 17, 1896 (died in 1982) – Helen Lynd, studied life in Muncie, Indiana, for 18 months from 1924-25 with husband Robert, their book “Middletown” was an instant best seller as it traced the decline of community spirit as the town faced industrial growth, taught at Sarah Lawrence College for almost 40 years







Born March 17, 1902 (died in 1995) – Alice Greenough, carried mail at age 15, joined a Wild West show, became a professional rodeo rider in 1921 and earned about $12,000 yearly, toured Australia and Spain as well as the U.S.

March 18, 1964 – Bonnie Blair is born. She is a five-time Olympic speed skating gold medalist and the most decorated female Winter Olympian in U.S. history.

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

1496 – Mary Tudor, Queen of France (d. 1533)

1782 – John C. Calhoun, American lawyer and politician, 7th Vice President of the United States (d. 1850)

1837 – Grover Cleveland, American lawyer and politician, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (d. 1908)

1844 – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer and academic (d. 1908)

1846 – Kicking Bear, Native American tribal leader (d. 1904)

1869 – Neville Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1940)

1886 – Edward Everett Horton, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1970)

1893 – Wilfred Owen, English soldier and poet (d. 1918)

1909 – Ernest Gallo, American businessman, co-founded the E & J Gallo Winery (d. 2007)

1926 – Peter Graves, American actor and director (d. 2010)

1927 – George Plimpton, American journalist and actor (d. 2003)

1928 – Fidel V. Ramos, Filipino general and politician, 12th President of the Philippines

1932 – John Updike, American novelist, short story writer, and critic (d. 2009)

1934 – Charley Pride, American country music singer and musician

1936 – F. W. de Klerk, South African lawyer and politician, 2nd State President of South AfricaNobel Prize laureate

1938 – Carl Gottlieb, American actor and screenwriter

1941 – Wilson Pickett, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

1947 – Deborah Lipstadt, American historian and author

1951 – Ben Cohen, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Ben and Jerry's

1951 – Bill Frisell, American guitarist and composer

1952 – Will Durst, American journalist and actor

1962 – Irene Cara, American singer-songwriter, actress, and producer

1962 – James McMurtry, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1963 – Vanessa L. Williams, American model, actress, and singer

1970 – Queen Latifah, American rapper, producer, and actress

1972 – Reince Priebus, American lawyer and politician

…and on this day in history…

AD 37 – The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius's will and proclaims Caligula emperor.

1766 – American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.

1850 – American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.

1871 – Declaration of the Paris Commune; President of the French Republic, Adolphe Thiers, orders the evacuation of Paris.

1892 – Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada the Stanley Cup.

1922 – In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience, of which he serves only two.

1938 – Mexico creates Pemex by expropriating all foreign-owned oil reserves and facilities.

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order authorizing the War Relocation Authority, which was put in charge of interning Japanese-Americans, with Milton S. Eisenhower (the younger brother of Dwight D. Eisenhower) as its director.

In 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Hawaii statehood bill. (Hawaii became a state on Aug. 21, 1959.)

In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Gideon v. Wainwright, ruled unanimously that state courts were required to provide legal counsel to criminal defendants who could not afford to hire an attorney on their own.

On March 18, 1965, the first spacewalk took place as Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov went outside his Voskhod 2 capsule, secured by a tether.

1968 – The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.

1969 – The United States begins secretly bombing the Sihanouk Trail in Cambodia, used by communist forces to infiltrate South Vietnam.

1970 – Lon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.

1990 – Germans in the German Democratic Republic vote in the first democratic elections in the former communist dictatorship.

1994 – Bosnia's Bosniaks and Croats sign the Washington Agreement, ending war between the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia and the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and establishing the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Five years ago, in 2014: With a sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin added Crimea to the map of Russia, provoking denunciations from the Western leaders who called Putin a threat to the world.

One year ago in 2018: A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle;

Uber suspended its autonomous vehicle testing program in Arizona, California, Pittsburgh and Toronto after the crash.

Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory for six more years as Russia's president.

"Black Panther" became the first film since "Avatar" in 2009 to top the weekend box office for five weeks in a row.


The Yerba Buena Orchestra is David Gans, Joe Burke, Dave Jess, Neil Hampton, and Jeff Hobbs.

They are performing This Wednesday evening, March 20 @ 8:00 pm until 10:30 pm

at the Iron Springs Pub & Brewery, at 765 Center Boulevard in FAIRFAX, CA 94930
Phone  (415) 485-1005

Website https://ironspringspub.com/pub/