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Almanac - Tuesday 3/19/19

Nursing, by flickr user Lower Columbia College (LCC)

Today is Tuesday, the 19th of March of 2019.  It is the 78th day of the year.  There are 287 days remaining until the end of the year.  1 day until spring begins.

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

(1 year 7 months and 16 days from today)

The sun will rise at 7:14 am 

and sunset will be at 7:22 pm.

We will have 12 hours and 8 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:18 pm.

The first low tide will be at 4:36 am 

and the next low tide at 5:10 pm.

The only high tide of the day will be at 10:47 am.

We will have a Full Moon tomorrow, Wednesday the 20th of March of 2019 at 6:43 pm.

It will be the Full Worm Moon.

The ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This has also been called the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.

Last Quarter Moon of the month falls on Wednesday the 27th of March of 2019 in 8 daysat 9:10 pm

New Moon in in 17 days on a Friday the 5th of April of 2019 at 1:50 am

and the First Quarter Moon of April appears in 24 days on a Friday, the 12th of April of 2019 at 12:06 pm

Today is…

Certified Nurses Day

Client's Day

Let's Laugh Day

National Chocolate Caramel Day

National Poultry Day

World Social Work Day

It is also…

Minna Canth's Birthday in Finland

Father's Day in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Honduras, and Bolivia

Las Fallas, celebrated on the week leading to March 19 in Valencia, Spain

"Return of the Swallow", annual observance of the swallows' return to Mission San Juan Capistrano in California.

Kashubian Unity Day in Poland

In women’s herstory…

Born on this day March 19, 1875 (died in 1957) – Margaret Foley, labor organizer, suffragist, and social worker, she was an out-spoken suffrage activist who would loudly confront anti-suffrage speakers, made a solo balloon flight over Lawrence, Massachusetts, tossing suffrage literature from the basket (1910)

In 1993, Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White announced plans to retire. (White's departure paved the way for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to become the court's second female justice.)

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

1206 – Güyük Khan, Mongol ruler, 3rd Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (d. 1248)

1742 – Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian rebel leader (d. 1781)

1848 – Wyatt Earp, American police officer (d. 1929)

1860 – William Jennings Bryan, American lawyer and politician, 41st United States Secretary of State (d. 1925)

1873 – Max Reger, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1916)

1891 – Earl Warren, American lieutenant

1894 – Moms Mabley, American comedian and singer (d. 1975)

1904 – John Sirica, American lawyer and judge (d. 1992)

1905 – Albert Speer, German architect and politician (d. 1981)

1906 – Adolf Eichmann, German SS officer (d. 1962)

1906 – Clara Breed, American librarian and activist (d. 1994)

1916 – Irving Wallace, American journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 1990)

1919 – Lennie Tristano, American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1978)

1922 – Hiroo Onoda, Japanese lieutenant (d. 2014)

1925 – Brent Scowcroft, American general and diplomat, 9th United States National Security Advisor

1928 – Patrick McGoohan, Irish-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2009)

1933 – Philip Roth, American novelist (d. 2018)

1935 – Burt Metcalfe, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter

1936 – Ursula Andress, Swiss model and actress

1937 – Clarence "Frogman" Henry, American R&B singer and pianist

1947 – Glenn Close, American actress, singer, and producer

1952 – Harvey Weinstein, American director and producer

1955 – Bruce Willis, German-American actor and producer

1958 – Fred Stoller, American comedian and actor

1960 – Eliane Elias, Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist

…and on this day in history…

1279 – A Mongol victory at the Battle of Yamen ends the Song dynasty in China.

1649 – The House of Commons of England passes an act abolishing the House of Lords, declaring it "useless and dangerous to the people of England".

1895 – Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.

1918 – The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.

1931 – Gambling is legalized in Nevada.

1932 – The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.

1962 – Highly influential artist Bob Dylan releases his first album, Bob Dylan, for Columbia Records.

1962 – Algerian War of Independence ends.

1966 – Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final four with an all-black starting lineup.

1969 – The 385 metres (1,263 ft) tall TV-mast at Emley Moor transmitting station, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build-up.

1979 – The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN.

1987 – Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he hands over control to Jerry Falwell.

1989 – The Egyptian flag is raised at Taba marking the end of Israeli occupation since the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and the peace negotiations in 1979.

2008 – GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.

In 2013, Pope Francis officially began his ministry as the 266th pope, receiving the ring symbolizing the papacy and a wool stole exemplifying his role as shepherd of his 1.2-billion strong flock during a Mass at the Vatican.

2018 – The last male northern white rhinocerosSudan, dies, insuring a chance of extinction for the species.