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Almanac - Wednesday 3/18/20

Lacy oatmeal raisin cookies, by flickr user Stephie Swope

It's Lacy Oatmeal Cookies day...


Today is Wednesday, 18th of March of 2020, is the 78th day of the year.

288 days remain until the end of the year.

229 days until presidential elections

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(7 months and 16 days from today)

1 days until spring begins

Vernal Equinox on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Vernal Equinox Time - 08:48 PM

The sun rises at 7:14 am

and sunset will be at 7:22 pm.    

Today we will have 12 hours and 8 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:18 pm.

The first low tide will be at 1:59 am

and the next low tide at 2:50 pm.

The first high tide will be at 7:44 am

and the next high tide at 10:07 pm.

We'll have a New Moon in 6 days on Tuesday the 24th of March of 2020 at 2:28 am

We'll have the First Quarter Moon in 14 days on a Wednesday 1st of April of 2020 at 3:21 am

Full Moon in 20 days on Tuesday the 7th of April of 2020 at 7:35 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 27 days on Tuesday the 14th of April of 2020 at 3:56 pm

Today is..

Awkward Moments Day

Forgive Mom and Dad Day

Goddess of Fertility Day

National Biodiesel Day

National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day

National Sloppy Joe Day

Supreme Sacrifice Day

Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action

It's also...

Anniversary of the Oil Expropriation in Mexico

Holy Wednesday in Christianity

Flag Day in Aruba

Gallipoli Memorial Day in Turkey

Men's and Soldiers' Day in Mongolia

Ordnance Factories' Day in India

Sheelah's Day in Ireland, Canada, Australia

Teacher's Day in Syria

On this day in Women's Herstory...

March 18, 1970:

more than 100 women occupied the offices of Ladies Home Journal demanding a more relevant and liberated publication,

Women's Herstory birthdays include...

1495 – Mary Tudor, Queen of France (d. 1533)[4]

1634 – Madame de La Fayette, French author (d. 1693)

1789 – Charlotte Elliott, English poet, hymn writer, editor (d. 1871)[5]

1800 – Harriet Smithson, Irish actress, the first wife and muse of Hector Berlioz (d. 1854)

1904 – Margaret Tucker, Australian author and activist (d. 1996)

1927 – Lillian Vernon, German-American businesswoman and philanthropist, founded the Lillian Vernon Company (d. 2015)

1942 – Kathleen Collins, African-American filmmaker and playwright (d. 1988)

1945 – Susan Tyrrell, American actress (d. 2012)

1962 – Irene Cara, American singer-songwriter, actress, and producer

1963 – Vanessa L. Williams, American model, actress, and singer

1964 – Bonnie Blair. She is a five-time Olympic speed skating gold medalist and the most decorated female Winter Olympian in U.S. history.

1970 – Queen Latifah, American rapper, producer, and act

Also on this day in history...

1850 – American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.

1871 – Declaration of the Paris Commune; President of the French Republic, Adolphe Thiers, orders the evacuation of Paris.

1874 – Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trade rights.

1922 – In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience, of which he serves only two.

1938 – Mexico creates Pemex by expropriating all foreign-owned oil reserves and facilities.

1942 – The War Relocation Authority is established in the United States to take Japanese Americans into custody.

1965 – Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.

1968 – Gold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.

And if today is your birthday, happy birthday to you! You share your special day with...

1782 – John C. Calhoun, American lawyer and politician, 7th Vice President of the United States (d. 1850)

1837 – Grover Cleveland, American lawyer and politician, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (d. 1908)

1844 – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer and academic (d. 1908)

1846 – Kicking Bear, Native American tribal leader (d. 1904)

1869 – Neville Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1940)

1877 – Edgar Cayce, American mystic and psychic (d. 1945)

1886 – Edward Everett Horton, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1970)

1893 – Wilfred Owen, English soldier and poet (d. 1918)

1909 – Ernest Gallo, American businessman, co-founded the E & J Gallo Winery (d. 2007)

1926 – Peter Graves, American actor and director (d. 2010)

1927 – George Plimpton, American journalist and actor (d. 2003)

1928 – Fidel V. Ramos, Filipino general and politician, 12th President of the Philippines

1932 – John Updike, American novelist, short story writer, and critic (d. 2009)

1934 – Charley Pride, American country music singer and musician

1936 – F. W. de Klerk, South African lawyer and politician, 2nd State President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate

1941 – Wilson Pickett, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

1951 – Ben Cohen, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Ben and Jerry's

1951 – Bill Frisell, American guitarist and composer

1952 – Will Durst, American journalist and actor

1972 – Reince Priebus, American lawyer and politician

1979 – Adam Levine, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and television personality