Almanac - Wednesday 3/27/19
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 also…
On this day in Women’s Herstory…
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…
1897 – Fred Keating, American magician, stage and film actor (d. 1961)
1899 – Gloria Swanson, American actress and producer (d. 1983)
1909 – Ben Webster, American saxophonist (d. 1973)
1927 – Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (d. 2007)
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
1975 – Fergie, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1987 – Buster Posey, American baseball player
…and on this day in history…
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.
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