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Almanac - Tuesday 3/31/20

Cesar Chavez, found on Flickr, credit: Aleman/2mun.dos.com

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: 40.7%

Waxing Crescent

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    
Today is...

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

Terri's 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)