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Almanac - Thursday 3/10/22

Blueberry popovers! with yummy fresh raspberries
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Blueberry popovers! with yummy fresh raspberries

Today is Thursday, the 10th of March of 2022

March 10 is the 69th day of the year

296 days remain until the end of the year.

10 days until spring begins

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:27:43 am

and sunset will be at 6:13:17 pm.

We will have 11 hours and 45 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:20:30 pm.

The first high tide was at 3:29 am at 5.15 feet

The first low tide will be at 11:22 am at 0.73 feet

The next high tide at 7:11 pm at 4.05 feet

and the final low tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 11:16 pm at 3.41 feet

The Moon is currently 50.8% visible

It’s a First Quarter moon today

We’ll have Full Moon in one week Thursday 17th of March of 2022 at 11:17 pm

Today is…

Festival of Life in the Cracks Day

Histotechnology Professionals Day

International Bagpipe Day

International Day of Awesomeness

Landline Telephone Day

Mario Day

Nametag Day

National Blueberry Popover Day

National Ranch Day

Pack Your Lunch Day

Popcorn Lovers Day

Salvation Army Day

US Paper Money Day

World Kidney Day

Today is also…

Holocaust Remembrance Day in Bulgaria

Men's Day in Poland

Székely Freedom Day in Romania

Tibetan Uprising Day

on this day in 1959 – Fearing an abduction attempt by China, thousands of Tibetans surround the Dalai Lama's palace to prevent his removal.

On this day in Women’s Herstory…

Today is Harriet Tubman Day (she died on this day in 1913)

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10, 1919: 3,500 people greeted suffragists who had formerly been imprisoned for peacefully picketing along the White House fence.

1949Mildred Gillars ("Axis Sally") is convicted of treason.

Women’s Herstory Birthdays today include….

1849Hallie Quinn Brown, African-American educator, writer and activist (d. 1949)

1867 – Lillian Wald, American nurse, humanitarian, and author, founded the Henry Street Settlement (d. 1940)

1876Anna Hyatt Huntington, American sculptor (d. 1973)

1881Jessie Boswell, English painter (d. 1956)

Josephine Groves Holloway was born today in 1898. She founded the first unofficial Girl Scout troop for African American girls and worked for two decades to have her troops recognized by the Nashville Girl Scout Council.

1900Violet Brown, Jamaican supercentenarian, oldest Jamaican ever (d. 2017)

1903 – Clare Boothe Luce, American playwright, journalist, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (d. 1987)

1919Leonor Oyarzún, Chilean socialite, First Lady of Chile from 1990 to 1994 (d. 2022).

1924Judith Jones, American literary and cookbook editor (d. 2017)

1928Sara Montiel, Spanish actress (d. 2013)

1932Marcia Falkender, Baroness Falkender, English politician (d. 2019)

1939 – Irina Press, Ukrainian-Russian hurdler and pentathlete (d. 2004)

1945Katharine Houghton, American actress and playwright

1947Kim Campbell, Canadian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Canada

1951Gloria Diaz, Filipino actress and beauty queen, Miss Universe 1969

1958 – Sharon Stone, American actress and producer

1962Jasmine Guy, American actress, singer, and director

1962 – Seiko Matsuda, Japanese singer-songwriter

1964Neneh Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter

1965Jillian Richardson, Canadian sprinter

1968 – Alma Čardžić, Bosnian singer

1976Barbara Schett, Austrian tennis player

1977Shannon Miller, American gymnast

1978Camille, French singer-songwriter and actress

1983 – Janet Mock, American journalist, author, and activist

1983 – Carrie Underwood, American singer-songwriter and actress

1988 – Ego Nwodim, American actress

1993 – Aminata Namasia, Congolese politician

1994Nikita Parris, English footballer

1997Belinda Bencic, Swiss tennis player

Also on this day in history…

1876 – The first successful test of a telephone is made by Alexander Graham Bell.

1891Almon Strowger patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching.

1922Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years for an appendicitis operation.

1933 – The Long Beach earthquake affects the Greater Los Angeles Area, leaving around 108 people dead.

2000 – The Dot-com bubble peaks with the NASDAQ Composite stock market index reaching 5,048.62.

Birthdays today include…

1903Bix Beiderbecke, American cornet player, pianist, and composer (d. 1931)

1920Alfred Peet, Dutch-American businessman, founded Peet's Coffee & Tea (d. 2007)

1938Norman Blake, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1940Chuck Norris, American actor, producer, and martial artist

1940 – David Rabe, American playwright and screenwriter

1952Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwean politician, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (d. 2018)