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Almanac - Tuesday 3/24/20

Today is Tuesday, the 24th of March of 2020...

Today is Tuesday, the 24th of March of 2020

It is the 84th day of the year

282 days remain until the end of the year.

88 days until summer begins

224 days until presidential Tuesday November 3, 2020

(7 months and 10 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:05 am 

and sunset will be at 7:27 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 22 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:16 pm.

The first high tide was at 12:39 am 

and the next high tide will be at 12:33 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:21 am 

and the next low tide at 6:27 pm.

The Moon is 0.2% visible

A New Moon

Next Full Moon: Tuesday April 7, 2020 at 7:35 pm

Next New Moon: Apr 22, 2020 7:25 pm

Next Moonrise: Today 7:38 am

Today is…

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

International Day for Achievers

National Agriculture Day

National Cheesesteak Day

National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

National Cocktail Day

World Tuberculosis Day

Today is also…

Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice (Argentina)

National Tree Planting Day (Uganda)

Student Day (Scientology)

World Tuberculosis Day (International)

Women’s history birthdays today….

March 24, 1826 (1898) – Matilda Joslyn Gage, suffragist, women’s rights and Native American rights activist, historian, founding member of the National Woman Suffrage Association

March 24, 1897 (1986) – Linda Chase, principal dancer, danced in American Ballet Theatre roles of Sleeping Beauty and Giselle (1937-38), performed with Anthony Tutor and Agnes De Mille, joined Ballet Theater in 1940 which became the American Ballet Theatre

March 24, 1912 (2012) – Dorothy Height, served over 40 years as President of the National Council of Negro Women

1962 – Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist

1971 – Tig Notaro, American comedian and actor

Also on this day in history…

1721 – Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated six concertos to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt, now commonly called the Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046–1051.

1854 – President José Gregorio Monagas abolishes slavery in Venezuela.

1882 – Robert Koch announces the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.

1921 – The 1921 Women's Olympiad begins in Monte Carlo, first international women's sports event.

1958 – Rock 'n' roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.

1961 – Quebec Board of the French Language is established.

1989 – In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (38,000 m3) of crude oil after running aground.

And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You get to share birthday cake with…

1834 – William Morris, English textile designer, poet, and author (d. 1896)

1855 – Andrew W. Mellon, American banker, financier, and diplomat, 49th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1937)

1874 – Harry Houdini, Hungarian-Jewish American magician and actor (d. 1926)

1886 – Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)

1887 – Roscoe Arbuckle, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1933)

1897 – Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-American psychotherapist and academic (d. 1957)

1901 – Ub Iwerks, American animator, director, and producer, co-created Mickey Mouse (d. 1971)

1902 – Thomas E. Dewey, American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of New York (d. 1971)

1909 – Clyde Barrow, American criminal (d. 1934)

1911 – Joseph Barbera, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (d. 2006)

1919 – Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American poet and publisher, co-founded City Lights Bookstore

1926 – Dario Fo, Italian playwright, actor, director, and composer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)

1930 – Steve McQueen, American actor and producer (d. 1980)

1933 – Lee Mendelson, American television producer (d. 2019) 

1948 – Lee Oskar, Jewish-Danish musician

1949 – Tabitha King, American author and poet

1949 – Nick Lowe, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer

1951 – Tommy Hilfiger, American fashion designer, founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation

1976 – Peyton Manning, American football player and entrepreneur