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Almanac - Wednesday 3/27/19

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Today is Wednesday, the 27th of March of 2019. It is the 86th day of the year.  There are 279 days remaining until the end of the year.  86 days until summer begins.  587 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...

(1 year 7 months and 8 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:02 am 

and sunset will be at 7:29 pm.

We will have 12 hours and 27 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.

The first high tide will be at 4:46 am

and the next high tide at 7:27 pm.

The only low tide of the day will be at 11:52 am.

The Moon is 56.8% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Last Quarter Moon tonight at 9:10 pm

New Moon in 9 days on a Friday the 5th of April of 2019 at 1:50 am

First Quarter Moon in 16 days on a Friday the 12th of April of 2019 at 12:06 pm

Full Moon in 22 days on a Friday the 19th of April of 2019 at 4:12 am

Today is…

Celebrate Exchange Day

International Scribble Day

Manatee Appreciation Day

National Joe Day

National Little Red Wagon Day

National Spanish Paella Day

Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day

World Theatre Day

Today is also…

Armed Forces Day in Myanmar

International whisk(e)y day

World Theatre Day

On this day in Women’s Herstory…

1824 – Virginia Minor, American women's suffrage activist (d. 1894)

1915 – Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.

1924 – Margaret K. Butler, American mathematician and computer programmer.  She was the first female fellow at the American Nuclear Society and advocated for women in science and math fields.  (d. 2013)

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

1863 – Henry Royce, English engineer and businessman, founded Rolls-Royce Limited (d. 1933)

1897 – Fred Keating, American magician, stage and film actor (d. 1961)

1899 – Gloria Swanson, American actress and producer (d. 1983)

1905 – Leroy Carr, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1935)

1906 – Pee Wee Russell, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and composer (d. 1969)

1909 – Ben Webster, American saxophonist (d. 1973)

1915 – Robert Lockwood, Jr., American guitarist (d. 2006)

1917 – Cyrus Vance, American lawyer and politician, 57th United States Secretary of State (d. 2002)

1924 – Sarah Vaughan, American singer (d. 1990)

1927 – Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (d. 2007)

1932 – Junior Parker, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1971)

1936 – Malcolm Goldstein, American violinist and composer

1963 – Quentin Tarantino, American director, producer, screenwriter and actor

1963 – Xuxa, Brazilian actress, singer, businesswoman and television presenter

1970 – Mariah Carey, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1970 – Elizabeth Mitchell, American actress

1970 – Uwe Rosenberg, German game designer, created Bohnanza

1975 – Fergie, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

1987 – Buster Posey, American baseball player

…and on this day in history…

In 1958, Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet premier in addition to First Secretary of the Communist Party and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union.

1964 – The Good Friday earthquake, the most powerful earthquake recorded in North American history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes Southcentral Alaska, inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage. This was the strongest on record in North America and tsunamis that together claimed about 130 lives.

In 1975, construction began on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which was completed two years later.

1981 – The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.

In 1995, "Forrest Gump" won six Academy Awards, including best picture and a second consecutive best actor Oscar for Tom Hanks; Jessica Lange won best actress for

2000 – Syrian Children's channel Spacetoon launches