Almanac - Monday 3/15/21
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.
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 also…
World Consumer Rights Day (International)
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…
1783 – In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'état never takes place.
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…
1916 – Harry James, American trumpet player, bandleader, and actor (d. 1983)
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
1953 – Heather Graham Pozzessere, American author
1955 – Dee Snider, American singer-songwriter and actor
1959 – Lisa Holton, American journalist and author
1959 – Ben Okri, Nigerian poet and author
1965 – Robyn Malcolm, New Zealand actress
1971 – Joanne Wise, English long jumper
1975 – will.i.am, American rapper, producer, and actor
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