Almanac - Wednesday 3/4/20
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Today is Wednesday, the 4th of March of 2020.
It is the 64th day of the year
302 days remain until the end of the year.
244 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(7 months and 30 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:35 am
and sunset will be at 6:08 pm.
We will have 11 hours and 33 minutes of daylight.
The solar noon will be at 12:21 pm.
The first low tide will be at 12:08 am
and the next low tide at 1:26 pm.
The first high tide will be at 6:09 am
and the next high tide at 9:02 pm.
The Moon is 67.3% visible; a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction: 319.13° NW↑
Moon Altitude: -17.74°
Moon Distance: 237369 mi
Next Moonrise: Today 12:38 pm
Full Moon in 5 days on Monday the 9th of March of 2020 at 9:48 am
Next New Moon: Mar 24, 2020 at 2:28 am
Today is also…
On this day in Women’s History…
1881 - Eliza Ballou Garfield became the first mother of a U.S. President to live in the executive mansion.
1917 - Jeanette Rankin of Montana took her seat as the first woman elected to the House of Representatives.
1930 - Emma Fahning became the first woman bowler to bowl a perfect game in competition run by the Women’s International Bowling Congress in Buffalo, NY.
1933 - Labor Secretary Frances Perkins became the first woman to serve in a Presidential administrative cabinet.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court said that federal law banned on-the-job sexual harassment even when both parties are the same sex.
1999 - Monica Lewinsky's book about her affair with U.S. President Clinton went on sale in the U.S.
Also on this day in history…
The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.
1913 – The United States Department of Labor is formed.
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1888 – Emma Richter, German paleontologist (d. 1956)
1888 – Knute Rockne, American football player and coach (d. 1931)
1889 – Pearl White, American actress (d. 1938)
1903 – Dorothy Mackaill, English-American actress and singer (d. 1990)
1918 – Margaret Osborne duPont, American tennis player (d. 2012)
1931 – Alice Rivlin, American economist and politician
1932 – Miriam Makeba, South African singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2008)
1934 – Anne Haney, American actress (d. 2001)
1934 – Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (d. 2007)
1934 – Sandra Reynolds, South African tennis player
1938 – Paula Prentiss, American actress
1942 – Lynn Sherr, American journalist and author
1944 – Bobby Womack, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1946 – Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, American journalist and author
1947 – Jan Garbarek, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
1948 – James Ellroy, American writer
1948 – Jean O'Leary, American nun and activist (d. 2005)
1954 – Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Korean American author (d. 1982)
1954 – Catherine O'Hara, Canadian-American actress and comedian
1958 – Tina Smith, American politician, junior senator of Minnesota
1965 – Khaled Hosseini, Afghan-born American novelist
1966 – Fiona Ma, American accountant and politician
1966 – Dav Pilkey, American author and illustrator
1969 – Annie Yi, Taiwanese singer, actress, and writer
1970 – Caroline Vis, Dutch tennis player
1971 – Claire Baker, Scottish politician
1971 – Emily Bazelon, American journalist
1971 – Geraldine O'Rawe, Northern Irish actress
1972 – Ivy Queen, Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, rapper, actress and record producer
1975 – Kristi Harrower, Australian basketball player
1980 – Suzanna Choffel, American singer-songwriter
1981 – Helen Wyman, English cyclist
1982 – Ludmila Ezhova, Russian gymnast
1982 – Yasemin Mori, Turkish singer
1984 – Raven Quinn, American singer-songwriter
1985 – Whitney Port, American fashion designer and author
1986 – Margo Harshman, American actress
1987 – Tamzin Merchant, English actress
1988 – Laura Siegemund, German tennis player