Almanac - Tuesday 3/26/19
Today is Tuesday, the 26th of March of 2019. It is the 85th day of the year.
There are 280 days remaining until the end of the year. 87 days until summer begins
588 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 7 months and 8 days from today)
The sun will rise at 7:03 am
and sunset will be at 7:28 pm.
We will have 12 hours and 25 minutes of daylight today.
Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.
The first high tide was at 3:54 am
and the next high tide at 5:59 pm.
The first low tide will be at 10:44 am
and the next low tide at 10:43 pm.
The moon is currently two-thirds full, 66.7 % visible, a waning gibbous
Last Quarter Moon, tomorrow
27th of March of 2019 at 9:10 pm
New Moon in 10 days on a Friday, the 5th of April of 2019 at 1:50 am
First Quarter Moon in 17 days on a Friday the 12th of April of 2019 at 12:06 pm
Full Moon in 23 days on a Friday the19th of April of 2019 at 4:12 am
Also known as International Epilepsy Day
Today is also…
On this day in Women’s Herstory…
March 26, 1940 – Nancy Pelosi is born. She became the first and so far only female U.S. speaker of the House in 2007.
March 26, 1930 – Sandra Day O’Connor is born. She became the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice in 1981.
Also on this day in history…
In 1896, the first modern Olympic games formally opened in Athens, Greece.
In 1909, American explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson and four Inuits became the first men to reach the North Pole.
In 1954, Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., responding to CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow's broadside against him on "See It Now," said in remarks filmed for the program that Murrow had, in the past, "engaged in propaganda for Communist causes."
In 1965, the United States launched Intelsat I, also known as the "Early Bird" communications satellite, into geosynchronous orbit.
Ten years ago in 2009:
President Barack Obama paid tribute to the memory of modern Turkey's founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, during a visit to Ankara; delivering a speech to the Turkish Parliament, Obama declared the U.S. "is not and never will be at war with Islam
And if today is your birthday, you also share this special day with…
1905 – Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (d. 1997)
1911 – Tennessee Williams, American playwright, and poet (d. 1983)
1913 – Paul Erdős, Hungarian-Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1996)
1914 – William Westmoreland, American general (d. 2005)
1916 – Sterling Hayden, American actor and author (d. 1986)
1923 – Bob Elliott, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1925 – Pierre Boulez, French pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2016)
1925 – James Moody, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2010)
1930 – Gregory Corso, American poet (d. 2001)
1937 -- Actor Billy Dee Williams
1940 – Nancy Pelosi, American lawyer and politician, 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
1943 – Bob Woodward, American journalist and author
1949 – Vicki Lawrence, American actress, comedian, talk show host, and singer
1952 -- Actress Marilu Henner
1956 -- Former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.
1982 -- Folk singer-musician Kenneth Pattengale (Milk Carton Kids)