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Almanac - Wednesday 3/23/22

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Today is Wednesday, the 23rd of March, 2022

March 23 is the 82nd day of the year

283 days remain until the end of the year.

90 days until summer begins

The sunrises at 7:08:05 am

and sunset will be at 7:25:29 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 17 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:16:47 pm.

The first high tide will be at 2:32 am at 5.98 feet

The first low tide will be at 9:40 am at -0.20 feet

The next high tide at 4:48 pm at 4.08 feet

and the final low tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 9:11 pm at 2.91 feet

The Moon is currently 69.6% visible

a Waning Gibbous moon

we’ll have the Last Quarter Moon tomorrow Thursday the 24th of March of 2022 at 10:37 pm

Today is…

American Red Cross Giving Day

Cuddly Kitten Day

National Chia Day

National Chip and Dip Day

National Melba Toast Day

National Puppy Day

Near Miss Day

OK Day

Ravenclaw Pride Day

World Math Day

Today is…
Day of Hungarian-Polish Friendship in Hungary and Poland

Day of the Sea in the land-locked country of Bolivia

Family Day in South Africa

Śmigus-Dyngus in Poland, Ukraine and the Polish diaspora communities

Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Day in Azerbaijan

Pakistan Day in Pakistan

Promised Messiah Day in Ahmadiyya

and World Meteorological Day

On this day in Women’s Herstory…

March 23, 1917 – Virginia Woolf establishes the Hogarth Press with her husband, Leonard Woolf

Women’s Herstory birthdays today include…

Fannie Farmer, author of famous cookbook, The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook, was born today in 1857. The book for the first time included specific ingredient measurements that would become standardized cooking practice.

Florence Ellinwood Allen, the first woman to serve on a state supreme court and one of the first two women to serve as a United States federal judge, was born today in 1884.

Bette Nesmith Graham was born today in 1924. She invented Liquid Paper correction fluid which became an office staple, and later created two foundations to support women’s businesses and art.

March 23, 1897 (d. 1984) – Margaret Farrar, joined the New York World in 1921 with responsibility to get the crossword puzzle mistake-free, also edited Simon & Schuster puzzle books for 60 years, became crossword editor for the New York Times in February 1942

March 23, 1905 (d. 1977) – Joan Crawford, legendary actress, rose to star status in 1928 by dancing the Charleston in Our Dancing Daughters, 50 years later her last movie was What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

1430Margaret of Anjou (d. 1482)

1614Jahanara Begum, Mughal princess (d. 1681)

1643Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado, Spanish Dominican lay sister and mystic (d. 1731)

1732Princess Marie Adélaïde of France (d. 1800)

1838Marie Adam-Doerrer, Swiss women's rights activist and unionist (d. 1908)

1842 – Susan Jane Cunningham, American mathematician (d. 1921)

1881Lacey Hearn, American sprinter (d. 1969)

1882Emmy Noether, Jewish German-American mathematician, physicist and academic (d. 1935)

1895Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian and educator (d. 2001)

1898 – Madeleine de Bourbon-Busset, Duchess of Parma (d. 1984)

1899Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (d. 1943)

1905Lale Andersen, German chanson singer-songwriter (d. 1972)

1912Eleanor Cameron, Canadian-American author and critic (d. 1996)

1915Mary Innes-Ker, Duchess of Roxburghe (d. 2014)

1918 – Helene Hale, American politician (d. 2013)

1924 – Olga Kennard, English crystallographer and academic

1931 – Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Russian skier (d. 2013)

1947Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, American author

1948 – Marie Malavoy, German-Canadian educator and politician

1950Corinne Cléry, French actress

1951Ron Jaworski, American football player and sportscaster

1953 – Chaka Khan, American singer-songwriter

1953 – Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Indian zoologist and businesswoman

1954 – Mary Fee, Scottish Labour Party politician

1957 – Amanda Plummer, American actress

1958 – Bengt-Åke Gustafsson, Swedish ice hockey player and coach

1959Catherine Keener, American actress

1963 – Ana Fidelia Quirot, Cuban runner

1964Hope Davis, American actress

1971Yasmeen Ghauri, Canadian model

1971 – Gail Porter, Scottish model and television host

1972 – Judith Godrèche, French actress and author

1976 – Smriti Irani, Indian actress, producer and politician, Indian Minister of Human Resource Development

1976 – Michelle Monaghan, American actress

1976 – Keri Russell, American actress

1981 – Shelley Rudman, English bobsledder

1985 – Bethanie Mattek-Sands, American tennis player

1986 – Kangana Ranaut, Indian actress

1988Dellin Betances, American baseball player

1989Ayesha Curry, Canadian-American chef, author and television personality

1989 – Sarah McKenna, English rugby player

1991Linline Matauatu, Vanuatuan beach volleyball player

Also on this day in history…

1775American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his speech – "Give me liberty, or give me death!" – at St. John's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia.

1857Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City.

1868 – The University of California is founded in Oakland, California when the Organic Act is signed into law.

1909Theodore Roosevelt leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa. The trip is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society.

1977 – The first of The Nixon Interviews (12 will be recorded over four weeks) is videotaped with British journalist David Frost interviewing former United States President Richard Nixon about the Watergate scandal and the Nixon tapes.

1980 – Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans.

1983Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.

1996Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.

2001 – The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.

2010 – The Affordable Care Act becomes law in the United States.

2020Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the United Kingdom into its first national lockdown in response to COVID-19.

2021 – A container ship runs aground and obstructs the Suez Canal for six days

Also born on this day…

1887Josef Čapek, Czech painter and poet (d. 1945)

1887 – Juan Gris, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1927)

1895 – Dane Rudhyar, French-American astrologer, author and composer (d. 1985)

1900Erich Fromm, German psychologist and sociologist (d. 1980)

1910 – Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director, producer and screenwriter (d. 1998)

1912 – Wernher von Braun, German-American physicist and engineer (d. 1977)

1922Marty Allen, American comedian and actor (d. 2018)

1922 – Ugo Tognazzi, Italian actor (d. 1990)

1933 – Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist and academic

1937 – Robert Gallo, American physician and academic

1942 – Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian, scholar and activist (d. 1980)

1944 – Ric Ocasek, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (d. 2019)

1945 – David Grisman, American mandolin player and composer

1952 – Kim Stanley Robinson, American author

1952 – Rex Tillerson, American businessman, engineer and diplomat; 69th United States Secretary of State