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New moon on Tuesday, March 8th, at 1954 (7:54 PM).
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until spring|
|Wed, Mar 02||06:57 AM||06:18 PM||11:21||18|
|Thu, Mar 03||06:56 AM||06:20 PM||11:24||17|
|Fri, Mar 04||06:54 AM||06:21 PM||11:27||16|
|Sat, Mar 05||06:52 AM||06:22 PM||11:30||15|
|Sun, Mar 06||06:51 AM||06:23 PM||11:32||14|
|Mon, Mar 07||06:49 AM||06:24 PM||11:35||13|
|Tue, Mar 08||06:48 AM||06:25 PM||11:37||12|
During this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.
If you want the funny, go to Bizarre Holidays
For the serious go to On This Day
March 2nd, 1807 - Congress passed an act to "prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States... from any foreign kingdom, place, or country."
1897 - President Cleveland vetoed legislation that would have required a literacy test for immigrants entering the country.
1917 - Citizens of Puerto Rico were granted US citizenship with the enactment of the Jones Act.
1962 - Wilt 'The Stilt' Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knicks 169-147. Chamberlain broke several NBA records in the game.
1998 - Images from the American spacecraft Galileo indicated that the Jupiter moon Europa has a liquid ocean and a source of interior heat.
2004 - NASA announced that the Mars rover Opportunity had discovered evidence that water had existed on Mars in the past.
March 2nd is Old Stuff day.
"You'll be free or die!" - Harriet Tubman
"I have tried so hard to do right." - Grover Cleveland
"It is a history of paradoxes and complications regarding political identity and basic human rights of self-government." - Julio R Valera
"I couldn't have come close without my teammates' help because the Knicks didn't want me to make 100." - Wilt Chamberlain
“From out there on the Moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.’" - Astronaut Ed Mitchell
“It’s a fixer-upper of a planet but we could make it work.” - Eldon Musk, SpaceX CEO talking about Mars
March 3rd, 1903 - The US imposed a $2 head tax on immigrants.1939 - In Bombay, Ghandi began a fast to protest the state's autocratic rule.
1931 - The "Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key, was adopted as the American national anthem. The song was originally a poem known as "Defense of Fort McHenry."
1939 - In Bombay, Ghandi began a fast to protest the state's autocratic rule.