Almanac - Thursday 3/28/19
Today is Thursday, the 28th of March of 2019. It is the 87th day of the year. There are 278 days remaining until the end of the year. 85 days until summer begins. 586 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...
(1 year 7 months and 6 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:00 am
and the sun will set at 7:30 pm.
Today we will have 12 hours and 30 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.
The first low tide was at 12:07am
and the next low tide will be at 1:02 pm.
The first high tide will be at 5:48 am
and the next high tide at 8:40 pm.
The Moon is 46.6% visible; now a Waning Crescent
We’ll have a New Moon in 8 days on Friday the 5th of April of 2019 at 1:50 am
First Quarter Moon in 15 days also on a Friday the12th of April of 2019 at 12:06 pm
The Full Moon in 22 days on a Friday, the 19th of April of 2019 at 4:12 am
and the Last Quarter Moon in 29 days, the 26th of April of 2019 at 3:18 pm
Observed annually on March 28th
Today is also…
On this day in Women’s Herstory…
March 28, 1886 – Clara Lemlich, Jewish immigrant from the Ukraine, labor activist, suffragist, and consumer advocate, a leader of the Uprising of 20,000, a labor strike of shirtwaist workers in New York’s garment industry in 1909. She lived until 1982.
In 1978, in Stump v. Sparkman, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld, 5-3, the judicial immunity of an Indiana judge against a lawsuit brought by a young woman who'd been ordered sterilized by the judge when she was a teenager.
Today in History
In 1797, Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire received a patent for a washing machine.
In 1898, the U.S. Supreme Court, in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, ruled 6-2 that Wong, who was born in the United States to Chinese immigrants, was an American citizen.
In 1930, the names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora were changed to Istanbul and Ankara.
In 1941, novelist and critic Virginia Woolf, 59, drowned herself near her home in Lewes, East Sussex, England.
On March 28, 1979 – America's worst commercial nuclear accident. A coolant leak at the Three Mile Island's Unit 2 nuclear reactor, near Middletown, Pennsylvania leads to the core overheating and a partial meltdown.
In 1990, President George H.W. Bush presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the widow of U.S. Olympic legend Jesse Owens.
In 2017, Wells Fargo said it would pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over as many as 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1906 – Dorothy Knowles, South African-English author, fencer and academic (d. 2010)
1910 – Ingrid of Sweden, (d. 2000)
1912 – Marina Raskova, Russian pilot and navigator (d. 1943)
1922 – Grace Hartigan, American painter and educator (d. 2008)
1923 – Thad Jones, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1986)
1925 – Dorothy DeBorba, American child actress (d. 2010)
1927 – Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish journalist and author (d. 2007)
1927 – Vina Mazumdar, Indian academic and activist (d. 2013)
1930 – Elizabeth Bainbridge, English soprano
1934 – Laurie Taitt, Guyanese-English hurdler (d. 2006)
1941 – Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, American author and academic
1943 – Conchata Ferrell, American actress
1944 – Ken Howard, American actor (d. 2016)
1948 – Dianne Wiest, American actress
1953 – Rosemary Ashe, British actress and singer
1955 – Reba McEntire, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1958 – Elisabeth Andreassen, Swedish-Norwegian singer
1970 – Jennifer Weiner, American journalist and author
1971 – Orfeh, American singer, songwriter and actress
1975 – Kate Gosselin, American television personality
1981 – Julia Stiles, American actress
1986 – J-Kwon, American rapper
1986 – Bowe Bergdahl, American sergeant
1986 – Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, Czech tennis player
1990 – Zoella (Zoe Sugg), English Youtuber