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Almanac - Monday 3/28/22

Children's Literature Rocks!
C. VanHook
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Children's Literature Rocks!

Today is Monday, the 28th of March, 2022,

March 28 is the 87th day of the year

278 days remain until the end of the year.

85 days until summer begins

The sun rises in San Francisco at 7:00:28 am

and sunset will be at 7:30:04 pm.

We will have 12 hours and 29 minutes of sun.

The solar transit will be at 1:15:16 pm.

The first low tide will be at 2:38 am at 2.38 feet

The first high tide will be at 8:17 am at 5. 71 feet

The next low tide at 3:13 pm at -0.58 feet

and the final high tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be 10:02 pm at 5.22 feet

The Moon is currently 16.3 % visible

It’s a Waning Crescent

New Moon in 3 days on Thursday the 31th of March of 2022 at 11:24 pm

Today is…

Children's Picture Book Day

Eat an Edy's Pie Day

National Black Forest Cake Day

National Hot Tub Day

National Something On a Stick Day

Respect Your Cat Day

Weed Appreciation Day

Today is also…

Serfs Emancipation Day in Tibet

Teachers' Day in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Women’s Herstory birthdays today…

Clara Lemlich, a Jewish immigrant from the Ukraine, labor activist, suffragist, and consumer advocate, was born today in 1886. She was a leader of the Uprising of 20,000, a labor strike of shirtwaist workers in New York’s garment industry in 1909.

1515Teresa of Ávila, Spanish nun and saint (d. 1582)

1613Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang of China (d. 1688

1895Ángela Ruiz Robles, Spanish teacher, writer and inventor, pioneer of the electronic book (d. 1975)

1902Flora Robson, English actress (d. 1984)

1904Margaret Tucker, Australian author and activist (d. 1996)

1906 – Dorothy Knowles, South African-English author, fencer and academic (d. 2010)

1910 – Ingrid of Sweden, Queen of Denmark (d. 2000)

1912 – Marina Raskova, Russian pilot and navigator (d. 1943)

1919 – Eileen Crofton, British physician and author (d. 2010)

1922 – Grace Hartigan, American painter and educator (d. 2008)

1925 – Dorothy DeBorba, American child actress (d. 2010)

1930 – Elizabeth Bainbridge, English soprano

1943 – Conchata Ferrell, American actress (d. 2020

1948 – Janice Lynde, American actress

1948 – Dianne Wiest, American actress

1953 – Rosemary Ashe, British actress and singer

1955 – Reba McEntire, American singer-songwriter and actress

1956Susan Ershler, American mountaineer and author

1958 – Elisabeth Andreassen, Swedish-Norwegian singer

1959Laura Chinchilla, Costa Rican politician, President of Costa Rica

1959 – Chiaki Morosawa, Japanese anime screenwriter (d. 2016)

1964Karen Lumley, English politician

1966Cheryl James, American rapper and actress

1968Iris Chang, Chinese-American journalist and author (d. 2004)

1970 – Jennifer Weiner, American journalist and author

1971Christianne Meneses Jacobs, Nicaraguan-American journalist and educator

1971 – Orfeh, American singer, songwriter and actress

1975 – Kate Gosselin, American television personality

1975 – Shanna Moakler, American model

1977Lauren Weisberger, American author

1981Lindsay Frimodt, American fashion model

1981 – Julia Stiles, American actress

1986 – Lady Gaga, American singer-songwriter and actress

1986 – Barbora Strýcová, Czech tennis player

1989 – Mira Leung, Canadian figure skater

1990 – Laura Harrier, American actress and model

1991Lisa-Maria Moser, Austrian tennis player

1991 – Marie-Philip Poulin, Canadian ice hockey player

Also on this day in history…

1854Crimean War: France and Britain declare war on Russia

1969 – Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.

1979 – A coolant leak at the Three Mile Island's Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania leads to the core overheating and a partial meltdown.

1990 – United States President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.

Other birthdays today include…

1836Frederick Pabst, German-American brewer, founded the Pabst Brewing Company (d. 1904)

1868Maxim Gorky, Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1936)

1890Paul Whiteman, American violinist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1967)

1903Rudolf Serkin, Czech-American pianist and educator (d. 1991)

1907 – Irving Paul Lazar, American lawyer and talent agent (d. 1993)

1909Nelson Algren, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1981)

1914 – Edmund Muskie, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 58th United States Secretary of State (d. 1996)

1923 – Thad Jones, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1986)

1928Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-American political activist and analyst; 10th United States National Security Advisor (d. 2017

1936Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian writer, politician, journalist and essayist, Nobel Prize laureate

1942 – Neil Kinnock, Welsh politician, Vice-President of the European Commission

1944Rick Barry, American basketball player and sportscaster