Tuesday February 9, 2016
February 9 is the 40th day of the year.
There are 326 days remaining until the end of 2016.
The sun will rise at 7:05 am
and sunset will be at 5:43 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 38 minutes of sun.
The solar transit will be at 12:24 pm
The lunar phase is a New Moon.
It's actually its illuminated 1.3% and it's a waxing cresecent
and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 11 hours and 38 minutes.
The moon will rise in the southeast (101º) at 7:43 am
and will set in the west (262º) at 7:21 pm.
First high tide was at 12:21 am
and the next high tide will be at 11:42 am.
The first low tide was at 5:27 am
and the next low tide will be at 6:03 pm.
National Pizza Day
National Toothache Day
National Bagel Day (Formerly Bagel and Lox Day)
If you were born on this day, Happy Birthday! All these folks were too!
1737 – Thomas Paine, English-born American philosopher, author, and activist (d.
1773 – William Henry Harrison, American general and politician, 9th President of the
United States (d. 1841)
1885 – Alban Berg, Austrian composer and educator (d. 1935)
1896 – Alberto Vargas, Peruvian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1982)
1909 – Carmen Miranda, Portuguese-Brazilian actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1955)
1909 – Dean Rusk, American colonel and politician, 54th United States Secretary of
State (d. 1994)
1928 – Roger Mudd, American journalist
1942 – Carole King, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1944 – Alice Walker, American author and poet
1945 – Mia Farrow, American actress and singer
1947 – Joe Ely, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Flatlanders and Los
On this day in history...
1825 – After no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the US
presidential election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects
John Quincy Adams as President of the United States.
1895 – William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to
be referred to as volleyball.
1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show,
performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA.
1971 – The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the
USA's Baseball Hall of Fame.
1986 – Halley's Comet last appeared in the inner Solar System.