Almanac - Monday 3/25/19
Today is Monday, the 25th of March of 2019. It is the 84th day of the year. There are 281 days remaining until the end of the year. 88 days until summer begins. 589 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 7 months and 9 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:05 am
and the sun sets at 7:28 pm.
Today we will have 12 hours and 23 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:16 pm.
The first high tide was at 3:09 am
and the next high tide will be at 4:37 pm.
The first low tide will be at 9:42 am
and the next low tide at 9:36 pm.
The Moon is 76.0% visible; a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction: 175.67° S↑
Moon Altitude: 34.40°
Moon Distance: 237710 mi
The Last Quarter Moon in 3 days Wednesay the 27th of March of 2019 at 9:10 pm
New Moon in 11 days on a Friday, the 5th of April of 2019 at 1:50 am
First Quarter Moon in 18 days on a Friday the 12th of April of 2019 at 12:06 pm
And the next Full Moon in 24 days on a Friday the 19th of April of 2019 at 4:12 am
Next Moonset: Today at 10:20 am
Historic start of the new year (Lady Day) in England, Wales, Ireland, and the future United States until the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752. (The year 1751 began on 25 March; the year 1752 began on 1 January.) It is one of the four Quarter days in Ireland and England.
Today is also…
Vårfrudagen or Våffeldagen, "Waffle Day" in Sweden
On this day in Women’s Herstory…
March 25, 1934 – Gloria Steinem, women’s rights activist and journalist, founding editor of Ms. Magazine, helped found National Women’s Political Caucus, the Women’s Action Alliance, and the Coalition of Labor Union Women
March 25, 1939 (d.1995) – Toni Cade Bambara, challenged masculinist assumptions in black radical discourse of the Sixties, wrote short fiction Gorilla, My Love (1972) which won the Black Rose Award, The Salt Eaters (1981) won the Langston Hughes Society Award
March 25, 1949 – Lillian E. Fishburne, the first African-American female to hold the rank of Rear Admiral (RDML) in the United States Navy (1998)
On March 25, 1911, 146 people, mostly young female immigrants, were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York.
Also, if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with….
Sir Elton John
…and on this day in history…
1807 – The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger-carrying railway in the world.
In 1894, Jacob S. Coxey began leading an "army" of unemployed from Massillon (MA'-sih-luhn), Ohio, to Washington D.C., to demand help from the federal government.
In 1931, in the so-called "Scottsboro Boys" case, nine young black men were taken off a train in Alabama, accused of raping two white women; after years of convictions, death sentences and imprisonment, the nine were eventually vindicated.
In 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 people to the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery after a five-day march from Selma to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks. Later that day, civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo, a white Detroit homemaker, was shot and killed by Ku Klux Klansmen.
One year ago: In an interview with "60 Minutes," adult film star Stormy Daniels said she had been threatened and warned to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006.