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Monday February 22, 2016

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February 22 is the 53rd day of the year. 

There are 313 days remaining until the end of 2016.

The sun rises at 6:50 am 

and the sun sets at 5:57 pm. 

Today we have 11 hours and 7 minutes of sun. 

The solar transit will be at 12:23 pm 

The lunar phase is a Waxing Gibbous.

and it's a howler!  99.9 per cent illuminated, a near full moon

Today we begin the day with the moon already visible in the sky, 

The moon will set at 6:42 am at 282º west. 

The moon will rise again in the east (81º) at 6:12 pm.

and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 12 hours and 30 minutes.

The first low tide was at 4:56 am 

and the next low tide will be at 5:24 pm. 

The only high tide of the day will be at 11:03 am.

National Margarita Day

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National Cook A Sweet Potato Day
 

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Birthday of Scouting and Guiding founder Robert Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell, and its related observance:

Founder's Day or "B.-P. day" (World Organization of the Scout Movement)
World Thinking Day (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts)

Celebrity Day (Church of Scientology)

Independence Day (Saint Lucia), celebrates the independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom in 1979.

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share your special day with...
 

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1732 – George Washington, American general and politician, 1st President of the 
United States (d. 1799)

1788 – Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher and author (d. 1860)

1810 – Frédéric Chopin, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1849)

1857 – Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, English general, co-founded 
The Scout Association (d. 1941)

1857 – Heinrich Hertz, German physicist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1894)

1889 – Olave Baden-Powell, English scout leader, founded the Girl Guides (d. 1977)

1892 – Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet and playwright (d. 1950)

1900 – Luis Buñuel, Spanish director and producer (d. 1983)

1907 – Sheldon Leonard, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1997)

1907 – Robert Young, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1998)

1913 – Buddy Tate, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 2001)

1918 – Don Pardo, American radio and television announcer (d. 2014)

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1925 – Edward Gorey, American illustrator and poet (d. 2000)

1930 – Marni Nixon, American soprano and actress

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1932Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., was born in Boston, the youngest child of Joseph P. and Rose Kennedy.

1936 – Ernie K-Doe, American R&B singer (d. 2001)

1938 – Ishmael Reed, American poet, novelist, essayist

1975 – Drew Barrymore, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

On this day in history...

1924 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio 
broadcast from the White House.

1935It became illegal for airplanes to fly over the White House.

1943 – World War II: Members of the White Rose resistance, Sophie Scholl, Hans 
Scholl, and Christoph Probst are executed in Nazi Germany.

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1997 – In Roslin, Scottish scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has 
been successfully cloned.