Almanac - Tuesday 3/31/20
It's Cesar Chavez Day...
Today is Tuesday, the 31rd of March of 2020.
It is the 91st day of the year.
275 days remain until the end of the year.
It is the last day of the first quarter of the year.
81 days until summer begins
216 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 3 2020
7 months and 3 days from today
The sun rises at 6:54 am
and sunset will be at 7:34 pm.
We will have 12 hours and 40 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:14 pm.
The first high tide was at 4:15 am
The first low tide will be at 11:25 am
The next high tide at 7:26 pm.
and the final low tide at 11:23 pm.
Moon Direction: 345.16° NNW↑
Moon Altitude: -28.34°
Moon Distance: 241739 mi
First Quarter Moon tomorrow Wednesday the 1st of April of 2020 at 3:21 am
Full Moon in 7 days on Tuesday 7th of April of 2020 at 7:35 pm
Last Quarter Moon in 14 days Tuesday the 14th of April of 2020 at 3:56 pm
New Moon in 22 days on Monday the 22nd of April of 2020 at 7:26 pm
César Chávez Day
Dance Marathon Day
Eiffel Tower Day
Equal Pay Day
National "She's Funny That Way" Day
National Bunsen Burner Day
National Clams on the Half Shell Day
National Crayon Day
National Farm Workers Day
National Prom Day
National Tater Day
World Backup Day
Today is also...
Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis
Freedom Day in Malta
International Transgender Day of Visibility
King Nangklao Memorial Day in Thailand
Thomas Mundy Peterson Day in New Jersey
Transfer Day on the US Virgin Islands
World Backup Day
On this day in day in history....
1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
1913 – The Vienna Concert Society rioted during a performance of modernist music by Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Alexander von Zemlinsky, and Anton von Webern, causing a premature end to the concert due to violence; this concert became known as the Skandalkonzert.
1918 – Massacre of ethnic Azerbaijanis is committed by allied armed groups of Armenian Revolutionary Federation and Bolsheviks. Nearly 12,000 Azerbaijani Muslims are killed.
1918 – Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.
1930 – The Motion Picture Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty-eight years.
1933 – The Civilian Conservation Corps is established with the mission of relieving rampant unemployment in the United States.
1949 – The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada.
1951 – Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
1959 – The 14th Dalai Lama, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum.
1966 – The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.
1968 – American President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks to the nation of "Steps to Limit the War in Vietnam" in a television address. At the conclusion of his speech, he announces: "I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President."
1998 – Netscape releases Mozilla source code under an open source license.
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day...
1596 – René Descartes, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1650)
1685 – Johann Sebastian Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1750)
1732 – Joseph Haydn, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1809)
1809 – Nikolai Gogol, Ukrainian-Russian short story writer, novelist, and playwright (d. 1852)
1872 – Sergei Diaghilev, Russian ballet manager and critic, founded the Ballets Russes (d. 1929)
1908 – Red Norvo, American vibraphone player and composer (d. 1999)
1911 – Freddie Green, American guitarist (d. 1987)
1913 – Etta Baker, African-American singer and guitarist (d. 2006)
1914 – Octavio Paz, Mexican poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
1921 – Lowell Fulson, African-American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)
1924 – Leo Buscaglia, American author and academic (d. 1998)
1926 – John Fowles, English novelist (d. 2005)
1927 – Cesar Chavez, American labor union leader and activist (d. 1993)
1928 – Lefty Frizzell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)
1929 – Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer, founded Liz Claiborne Inc. (d. 2007)
1934 – Shirley Jones, American actress and singer
1934 – John D. Loudermilk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
1935 – Herb Alpert, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and producer
1935 – Judith Rossner, Jewish-American author (d. 2005)
1936 – Marge Piercy, American poet and novelist
1938 – Arthur B. Rubinstein, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2018)
1940 – Barney Frank, American lawyer and politician
1940 – Patrick Leahy, American lawyer and politician
1942 – Michael Savage, far-right American radio host and author
1943 – Christopher Walken, American actor
1945 – Gabe Kaplan, American actor and comedian
1948 – Al Gore, American soldier and politician, 45th Vice President of the United States and Nobel Prize laureate
1953 – Dennis Kamakahi, American guitarist and composer (d. 2014)