Today is Thursday, the 7th of April, 2022
April 7 is the 97th day of the year
268 days remain until the end of the year.
75 days until summer begins
The sun just rose at 6:45:29 am
and sunset will be at 7:39:13 pm.
Today we will have 12 hours and 53 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:12:21 pm.
The first high tide was at 2:38 am at 5.13 feet
The first low tide will be at 10:11 am at 0.37 feet
The next high tide will be at 6:11 pm at 3.99 feet
and the final low tide at Ocean Beach will be tonight at 10:17 pm at 3.43 feet
The Moon is currently 33.4% visible
It’s a Waxing Crescent moon
We’ll have the First Quarter Moon in 2 days on Friday the 8th of April of 2022 at 11:47 pm
International Beaver Day
International Snailpapers Day
Metric System Day
National Alcohol Screening Day
National Beer Day
National Burrito Day
National Coffee Cake Day
National Making The First Move Day
National No Housework Day
National Pet Health Insurance Day
Public Television DayFlag Day in Slovenia
Genocide Memorial Day in Rwanda
International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Rwanda Genocide
Motherhood and Beauty Day in Armenia
Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume Day in Tanzania
Empowered Women Entrepreneurs Day
Women's Day in Mozambique
World Health Day
World Health Organization Day
On This Day in history….
1724 – Premiere performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's St John Passion, BWV 245, at St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig.
1805 – German composer Ludwig van Beethoven premieres his Third Symphony, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.
1906 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
1922 – Teapot Dome scandal: United States Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall leases federal petroleum reserves to private oil companies on excessively generous terms.
1927 – AT&T transmits the first long-distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover).
1933 – Prohibition in the United States is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, eight months before the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution. (Now celebrated as National Beer Day in the United States.)
1940 – Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.
1943 – The National Football League makes helmets mandatory.
1948 – The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.
1954 – United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "domino theory" speech during a news conference.
1964 – IBM announces the System/360.
1965 – Representatives of the National Congress of American Indians testify before members of the US Senate in Washington, D.C. against the termination of the Colville tribe.
1969 – The Internet's symbolic birth date: Publication of RFC 1, a Request For Comments.
1978 – Development of the neutron bomb is canceled by President Jimmy Carter.
1988 – Soviet Defense Minister Dmitry Yazov orders the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan.
1990 – John Poindexter is convicted for his role in the Iran–Contra affair.
2020 – COVID-19 pandemic: China ends its lockdown in Wuhan.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to You! You share your special day with…
1506 – Francis Xavier, Spanish missionary and saint, co-founded the Society of Jesus (d. 1552)
1770 – William Wordsworth, English poet (d. 1850)
1860 – Will Keith Kellogg, American businessman, founded the Kellogg Company (d. 1951)
1890 – Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American journalist and activist (d. 1998)
1893 – Allen Dulles, American lawyer and diplomat, 5th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1969)
1897 – Walter Winchell, American journalist and radio host (d. 1972)
1908 – Percy Faith, Canadian composer, conductor, and bandleader (d. 1976)
1915 – Billie Holiday, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1959)
1920 – Ravi Shankar, Indian-American sitar player and composer (d. 2012)
1922 – Mongo Santamaría, Cuban-American drummer (d. 2003)
1927 – Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian-American drummer, educator, and activist (d. 2003)
1928 – James Garner, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2014)
1931 – Daniel Ellsberg, American activist and author
1935 – Bobby Bare, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1935 – Hodding Carter III, American journalist and politician, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
1938 – Jerry Brown, American lawyer and politician, 34th and 39th Governor of California
1938 – Spencer Dryden, American drummer (d. 2005)
1938 – Freddie Hubbard, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2008)
1939 – Francis Ford Coppola, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1939 – David Frost, English journalist and game show host (d. 2013)
1948 – John Oates, American singer-songwriter guitarist, and producer
1951 – Janis Ian, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954 – Jackie Chan, Hong Kong martial artist, actor, stuntman, director, producer, and screenwriter
1964 – Russell Crowe, New Zealand-Australian actor
1971 – Guillaume Depardieu, French actor (d. 2008)