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Almanac - Monday 3/15/21

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Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Visits Wake Forest University School of Law, by flickr userWake Forest University School of Law

Today is Monday, the 15th of March of 2021...

It is the 74th day of the year

291 days remain until the end of the year.

5 days until spring begins

The sun rose at 7:19 am 

and sunset will be at 7:19 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:19 pm.

The first high tide was at 12:49 am 

and the next high tide will be at 12:57 pm.

The first low tide will be at 6:53 am 

and the final low tide Ocean Beach in San Francisco will be at 6:56 pm.

The Moon is 4.2% visible; a Waxing Crescent

First Quarter Moon in 6 days on a Sunday the 21th of March of 2021 at 7:40 am

Today is…

Act Happy Day

Dribble to Work Day

Dumbstruck Day

Everything You Think is Wrong Day

Fill Our Staplers Day

Ides of March

International Day Against Police Brutality

International Eat an Animal for PETA Day

National Brutus Day

National Peanut Lovers Day

National Pears Hélène Day

National Shoe the World Day

National Wellderly Day

National Workplace Napping Day

True Confessions Day

World Consumer Rights Day

Today is also…

Constitution Day (Belarus)

National Day, celebrating the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 (Hungary)

World Consumer Rights Day (International)

Youth Day (Palau)

Women’s Herstory Birthdays today include…

Harriet E. Wilson, one of the first female African-American novelists, was born today in 1825. Her novel Our Nig, or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black was published anonymously in 1859 in Boston.

 
Marion Cuthbert, who helped found the National Association of College Women to fight discrimination in higher education, was born today in 1896. She was secretary of the National Board of YWCA and member of NAACP and numerous peace and human rights boards.

 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female U.S. Supreme Court Justice, was born today in 1933.  She is the second female U.S. Supreme Court Justice and spent her legal career advocating for women’s rights before taking the bench.

Eva Longoria, a popular actress known for her role in the Desperate Housewives and numerous films, was born today in 1975. Her philanthropic work with PADRES Contra el Cancer has also helped millions of families affected by the illness. Longoria is a huge political activist championing equal pay and diversity in Hollywood among other causes. 

Also on this day in history…

44 BC – The assassination of Julius Caesar takes place.

1783 – In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New YorkGeorge Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'état never takes place.

1927 – The first Women's Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on The Isis in Oxford.

1951 – Iranian oil industry is nationalized.

1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress "We shall overcome" while advocating the Voting Rights Act.

1990 – Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.

2019 – Beginning of the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests.

2019 – Approximately 1.4 million young people in 123 countries go on strike to protest climate change.

…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this day with…

1275 – Margaret of England, Duchess of Brabant (d. 1333)

1493 – Anne de Montmorency, French captain and diplomat (d. 1567

1767 – Andrew Jackson, American general, judge, and politician, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)

1852 – Augusta, Lady Gregory, Anglo-Irish landowner, playwright, and translator (d. 1932)

1868 – Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)

1874 – Harold L. Ickes, American journalist and politician, 32nd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1952)

1887 – Marjorie Merriweather Post, American businesswoman and philanthropist, founded General Foods (d. 1973)

1907 – Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)

1909 – Jaroslava Muchová Syllabová, Czech painter (d. 1986)

1912 – Lightnin' Hopkins, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1982)

1916 – Harry James, American trumpet player, bandleader, and actor (d. 1983)

1933 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American lawyer and judge (d. 2020)

1935 – Judd Hirsch, American actor

1935 – Jimmy Swaggart, American pastor and television host

1940 – Phil Lesh, American bassist

1941 – Carolyn Hansson, Canadian materials engineer

1943 – Lynda La Plante, English actress, screenwriter, and author

1943 – Sly Stone, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer

1946 – Bobby Bonds, American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)

1947 – Ry Cooder, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1948 – Kate Bornstein, American author and activist

1953 – Heather Graham Pozzessere, American author

1955 – Dee Snider, American singer-songwriter and actor

1958 – Anne Davies, English television presenter and newsreader

1959 – Lisa Holton, American journalist and author

1959 – Ben Okri, Nigerian poet and author

1962 – Terence Trent D'Arby, American singer-songwriter

1965 – Robyn Malcolm, New Zealand actress

1967 – Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese manga artist, creator of Sailor Moon

1968 – Kahimi Karie, Japanese singer

1971 – Penny Lancaster, English model and photographer

1971 – Joanne Wise, English long jumper

1975 – Eva Longoria, American actress and producer

1975 – will.i.am, American rapper, producer, and actor

1976 – Katherine Brooks, American director, producer, and screenwriter

1976 – Cara Pifko, Canadian actress

1981 – Veronica Maggio, Swedish singer-songwriter

1982 – Emily Dunn, American actress and dancer

1983 – Golda Marcus, Salvadoran swimmer

1989 – Caitlin Wachs, American actress

1990 – Siobhan Magnus, American singer-songwriter

2000 – Kristian Kostov, Russian-Bulgarian singer-songwriter