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Tuesday February 9, 2016

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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.

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Today is National Pizza Day. It's also National Toothache Day.

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. 
1809)

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

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Happy Birthday, Alice Walker!

 

1945 – Mia Farrow, American actress and singer

1947 – Joe Ely, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Flatlanders and Los 
Super Seven)

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.

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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.

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  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.

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