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Almanac - Monday 3/14/22

Today is pi day!
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Today is pi day!

Today is Monday, the 14th of March of 2022,

March 14 is the 73rd day of the year

292 days remain until the end of the year.

6 days until spring begins

The sun rose at 7:21:45 am

and sunsets tonight at 7:17:06 pm.

Today we will have 11 hours and 55 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:19:25 pm.

The first low tide was at 3:09 am at 2.74 feet

The first high tide will be at 8:35 am at 5.45 feet

The next low tide will be at 3:45 pm at -0.12 feet

and the final high tide at Ocean beach tonight will be at 10:35 pm at 4.76 feet

The Moon is 84.9% visible

a Waxing Gibbous

We’ll have a Full Moon in 4 days on Friday the 18th of March of 2022 at 12:17 am

Today is…

Celebrate Scientists Day

Commonwealth Day

Crowdfunding Day

Dribble to Work Day

Fill Our Staplers Day

Genius Day

International Ask a Question Day

Learn About Butterflies Day

Legal Assistance Day

Moth-er Day

National Children's Craft Day

National Potato Chip Day

National Save a Spider Day

National Workplace Napping Day

National Write Your Story Day

Pi Day

Science Education Day

White Day

Today is also… Constitution Day in Andorra

Heroes' Day in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Mother Tongue Day in Estonia

Nanakshahi New Year, first day of the month of Chet in Sikhism

Pi Day

Summer Day in Albania

White Day on which men give gifts to women; complementary to Valentine's Day (Japan and other Asian nations

Women’s herstory birthdays today include…

Sylvia Beach, an American-born bookseller and publisher, was born today in 1887. She was perhaps best known for her Paris bookstore, Shakespeare and Company.

Ada Louise Huxtable, an architecture critic and writer on architecture, was born today in 1921. She was awarded the first ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.

Simone Arianne Biles, an American artistic gymnast, was born today in 1997. She is the 2016 Olympic individual all-around, vault and floor gold medalist, and balance beam bronze medalist. She was part of the gold medal-winning team dubbed the "Final Five" at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


1822Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies (d. 1889)

1833 – Lucy Hobbs Taylor, American dentist and educator (d. 1910)

1836Isabella Beeton, English author of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management (d. 1865)

1868Emily Murphy, Canadian jurist, author, and activist (d. 1933)

1887Sylvia Beach, American-French bookseller and publisher, who founded Shakespeare and Company (d. 1962)

1904Doris Eaton Travis, American actress and dancer (d. 2010)

1918Zoia Horn, American librarian (d. 2014)

1921 – Ada Louise Huxtable, American author and critic (d. 2013)

1923Diane Arbus, American photographer (d. 1971)

1932 – Naina Yeltsina, Russian wife of Boris Yeltsin, First Lady of Russia

1938Eleanor Bron, English actress and screenwriter

1942Rita Tushingham, English actress

1943Anita Morris, American actress and singer (d. 1994)

1959Laila Robins, American actress

1959 – Tamara Tunie, American actress

1960Heidi Hammel, American astronomer and academic

1966 – Elise Neal, American actress and producer

1968Megan Follows, Canadian-American actress

1986 – Jessica Gallagher, Australian skier and cyclist

1997Simone Biles, American gymnast

2000Paige Rini, Canadian water skier

2008Abby Ryder Fortson, American actress

Also on this day in history…

1794Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.

1885The Mikado, a light opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, receives its first public performance at the Savoy Theatre in London.

1900 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.

1901 – Utah governor Heber Manning Wells vetoes a bill that would have eased restriction on polygamy.

1903Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, the first national wildlife refuge in the US, is established by President Theodore Roosevelt.

1931Alam Ara, India's first talking film, is released.

1942 – Anne Miller becomes the first American patient to be treated with penicillin, under the care of Orvan Hess and John Bumstead.

1961 – A USAF B-52 bomber crashes near Yuba City, California whilst carrying nuclear weapons.

1995Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on board a Russian launch vehicle.

2008 – A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupt in Lhasa and subsequently spread elsewhere in Tibet.

and today’s birthdays include…

1854Paul Ehrlich, German physician and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1915)

1863Casey Jones, American engineer (d. 1900)

1879Albert Einstein, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

1912 – Les Brown, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2001)

1914Lee Hays, American singer-songwriter (d. 1981)

1920Hank Ketcham, American author and cartoonist, created Dennis the Menace (d. 2001)

1922Les Baxter, American pianist and composer (d. 1996)

1928Frank Borman, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

1933Michael Caine, English actor and author

1933 – Quincy Jones, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and producer

1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1950Rick Dees, American actor and radio host

1951Jerry Greenfield, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Ben & Jerry's

1988Stephen Curry, American basketball player