It's International Waffle Day...
Today is Wednesday, the 25th of March of 2020.
It is the 84th day of the year
281 days remain until the end of the year.
87 days until summer begins
223 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 03 2020
(7 months and 9 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:04 am
and sunset will be at 7:28 pm.
Today we will have 12 hours and 24 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:16 pm.
The first high tide was at 1:01 am
and the next high tide will be at 1:12 pm.
The first low tide will be at 6:53 am
and the next low tide at 6:54 pm.
The Moon is now 1.3% visible
a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction: 53.75° NE↑
Moon Altitude: -35.08°
Moon Distance: 252555 mi
Next Full Moon: Apr 7, 2020 at 7:35 pm
Next New Moon: Apr 22, 2020 at 7:25 pm
Next Moonrise: Today at 8:03 am
American Red Cross Giving Day
International Waffle Day
Manatee Appreciation Day
National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy
National Little Red Wagon Day
National Lobster Newburg Day
National Medal of Honor Day
Old New Year's Day
Tolkien Reading Day
Today is also…
Anniversary of the Arengo and the Feast of the Militants in San Marino
Cultural Workers Day in Russia
Empress Menen's Birthday for followers of Rastafari
EU Talent Day in European Union
Mother's Day in Slovenia
Vårfrudagen or Våffeldagen, "Waffle Day" in Sweden
Freedom Day in Belarus
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members (United Nations General Assembly)
Maryland Day in Maryland, United States
Independence Day, celebrates the start of Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Empire, in 1821. in Greece
NZ Army Day
Struggle for Human Rights Day in Slovakia
Tolkien Reading Day
On this day in Women’s History…
1911 – In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers, mostly Eastern European immigrant women
1347 – Catherine of Siena, Italian philosopher, theologian, and saint
1921 – Simone Signoret, French actress
1925 – Flannery O'Connor, American short story writer and novelist
1934 – Gloria Steinem, American feminist activist
1939 -- Toni Cade Bambara, challenged masculinist assumptions in black radical discourse of the Sixties, wrote short fiction “Gorilla, My Love” (1972) which won the Black Rose Award, “The Salt Eaters” (1981) won the Langston Hughes Society Award
1942 – Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2018)
1958 – Susie Bright, American journalist, author, and critic
1965 – Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress, producer, and designer
Also on this day in history…
1807 – The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
1306 – Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scots (Scotland).
1807 – The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger-carrying railway in the world.
1911 – In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.
1931 – The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
1957 – United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" on obscenity grounds.
1965 – Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.
1969 – During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).
1988 – The Candle demonstration in Bratislava is the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1867 – Arturo Toscanini, Italian-American cellist and conductor (d. 1957)
1881 – Béla Bartók, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1945)
1901 – Ed Begley, American actor (d. 1970)
1918 – Howard Cosell, American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1995)
1926 – Gene Shalit, American journalist and critic
1928 – Jim Lovell, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
1929 – Cecil Taylor, American pianist and composer (d. 2018)
1938 – Hoyt Axton, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)
1947 – Elton John, English singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor