Good morning Acadiana. At this hour, the White House is taking measures to close the U.S Capitol Building to the public. It will remain closed until at least April 1st. Local authorities are asking that you not visit nursing homes or assisted living establishments until the Coronavirus scare is over. KTDY is awaiting word from Festival International whether the Top 20 Festival will happen or not. KTDY has just learned that the Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day parade has been postponed.

TODAY IS NATIONAL

Girl Scout Day

Plant A Flower Day

Baked Scallops Day

Kidney Day

TODAY IN HISTORY

126 years ago - In 1894, the first bottle of Coca-Cola was sold.

108 years ago - In 1912, Happy birthday to the Girl Scouts of America. Juliette Gordon Low founded the organization 108 years ago today.

63 years ago - In 1957, Dr. Seuss published 'The Cat in the Hat'.

46 years ago - In 1974, Cathy Lee Crosby became the first television "Wonder Woman" on TV. Lynda Carter didn't become 'Wonder Woman' until November of 1975.

11 years ago - In 2009, Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty to scamming $18 billion from Wall Street investors. Madoff's Ponzi scheme is the biggest fraud event in U.S. history.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Darryl Strawberry is 58. American former professional baseball right fielder.

Marlon Jackson is 63. The Jackson Five.

James Taylor is 72. Singer/songwriter.

Mitt Romney is 73. Republican Senator from Utah.

Liza Minnelli is 74. Actor/singer

Frank Welker is 74. Fred Jones in the 'Scooby-Doo' cartoons.

Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas (1931 - 1980)  'Little Rascals' legend. Thomas was paid $45 dollars a week for his work on the 'Little Rascals'. The year was 1935.

DAYS TILL

• 3 days until Patty In The Parc.

• 5 days until Saint Patrick's Day

• 20 days until April Fools' Day

WEATHER

Today: 10% chance for rain, 79.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, 65.

Friday: 20% chance for rain, 79.

Saturday (Patty in the Parc): 20% chance for rain, 80.

Sunday: 20% chance for rain, 81.

[Via: ThePeopleHistory.com]