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Arts & Culture

Tuesday February 16, 2016

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  February 16 is the 47th day of the year. 

There are 319 days remaining until the end of the year.

the sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:57 am 

and sunset will be at 5:50 pm. 

Today we will have 10 hours and 53 minutes of sun. 

The solar transit will be at 12:24 pm 

The first high tide will be at 5:50 am 

and the next high tide at 7:53 pm. 

The only low tide of the day will be at 12:50 pm.

The lunar phase is a Waxing Gibbous. 

and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 13 hours and 27 minutes.

The moon set at 2:02 am at 292º northwest. 

Eventually, the moon will rise again in the northeast (68º) at 12:35 pm.

Today is….

National Do A Grouch A Favor Day

National Almond Day

Day of the Shining Star (Kim Jong-il's Birthday) (North Korea)

Restoration of Lithuania's Statehood Day, celebrate the independence of Lithuania from Russia and Germany in 1918 (Lithuania)

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you!  You share the celebrations with...

1222Nichiren, Japanese monk, founded Nichiren Buddhism (d. 1282)

1903Edgar Bergen, American ventriloquist and comedian

1909Hugh Beaumont, American actor (d. 1982)

1925Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitarist and composer (d. 2004)

1935Sonny Bono, American actor, singer, and politician (d. 1998)

1935Stephen Gaskin, American activist, co-founded The Farm (d. 2014)

1957LeVar Burton, American actor, director, and producer

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Happy Birthday to actor LeVar Burton!


 
1958Ice-T, American rapper and actor

1982Lupe Fiasco, American rapper and producer (Child Rebel Soldier and Japanese Cartoon)

1990The Weeknd, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer

on this day in history….

1868The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was organized in New York City.

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The Silver Dollar becomes legal tender in the U.S. on this day in history.


1874Silver Dollar becomes legal US tender.

1923The burial chamber of King Tutankhamen's recently unearthed tomb was unsealed in Egypt.

1948NBC-TV aired the first nightly newscast, "The Camel Newsreel Theatre," which consisted of Fox Movietone newsreels.

1968The nation's first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, Ala.

1978The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago).

2005The Kyoto Protocol that aims to slow down global warming takes effect, following its ratification by Russia; but the US remains outside it.

2005The NHL canceled what was left of its season after a round of last-gasp negotiations failed to resolve differences over a salary cap.

2006The last Mobile army surgical hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.

2011Bookstore chain Borders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.