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Daily Almanac: March 24, 2022

Sunrise/Sunset:

RISE: 7:40 a.m.

SET: 8:00 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

High: 47 °F

Low: 41 °F

Wacky Holiday Today:

• National Cheesesteak Day

• National Cocktail Day

• World Tuberculosis Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 1965 Millions watch NASA spacecraft Ranger 9 crash into the Moon

• 1882 Robert Koch discovers the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis

• 1989 Oil tanker Exxon Valdez runs aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska

Births On This Day:

• 1874 Harry Houdini

Hungarian/American magician, actor

• 1930 Steve McQueen

American actor

Deaths On This Day:

• 1882 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American poet

• 1603 Elizabeth I of England