Almanac - Tuesday 2/6/18
Today Tuesday, 6th of February of 2018 is the 37th day of the year.
There are 328 days remaining until the end of the year
273 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018
(8 months and 31 days from today)
1001 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 8 months and 28 days from today)
The sun rises this morning at 7:08 am
and the sun sets at 5:41 pm.
We will have 10 hours and 33 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:24 pm.
The first high tide will be at 4:01 am
and the next high tide at 4:31 pm.
The first low tide will be at 10:24 am
and the next low tide at 10:00 pm.
Last Quarter Moon in 1 day on Wednesday the 7th of February of 2018 at 7:54 am
New Moon in 9 days on Thursday the 15th of February of 2018 at 1:05 pm
Also a Partial Solar Eclipse
First Quarter Moon in 17 days on Friday the 23th of February of 2018 at 12:09 am
Full Moon in 23 days on Thursday the 1st of March of 2018 at 4:51 pm
Waitangi Day, celebrates the founding of New Zealand in 1840.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1895 – Babe Ruth, American baseball player and coach (d. 1948
1922 – Denis Norden, English actor, screenwriter, and television host
1932 – François Truffaut, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)
1939 – Mike Farrell, American actor, director, and producer
1946 – Kate McGarrigle, Canadian musician and singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
1955 – Michael Pollan, American journalist, author, and academic
1962 – Axl Rose, American singer-songwriter and producer
…and on this day in history…
1952 – Elizabeth II becomes queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
On this day in Black History
1944: Keyboardist, songwriter, singer, producer and notable early architect of New Orleans funk and soul, Willie Tee, was born on this day. He passed away in September of 2007.
1971: Marvin Gaye's critically acclaimed 'What's Goin' On' was released on this day. It went on to reach number two on the pop charts and number one on the R&B charts.
1945: The first African American Playmate, Jennifer Jackson, was born on this day in Chicago. The 5-foot-8 bunny was also the first black model to be featured in an ad for Lady Clairol, the first black woman to model for Avon cosmetics and Kool cigarettes
1945: Bob Marley was born on this day in the village of Nine Mile in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica. He passed away on May 11, 1981
1950: Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and actress Natalie Cole, was born on this day in Los Angeles, Ca.
1956: The Defender became The Chicago Daily Defender, the largest black-owned daily in the world. The Chicago Defender, which was founded by Robert S. Abbott on May 5, 1905, once heralded itself as "The World's Greatest Weekly."
1957: Actor, film director, writer and producer Robert Townsend was born on this day in Chicago, IL.
1958: Percussionist, composer, producer, vocalist and jazz Drummer, Rayford Griffin, was born on this day in Indianapolis, IN.
1960: R&B singer, pianist and songwriter, Jesse Belvin, died in a car crash on this day in Hope, Arkansas. He co-wrote one of the biggest hits of the 1950's “Earth Angel,” a hit for The Penguins in 1955. He was 28 years old.
1960: Gene Alford , lead singer of The Four Knights gospel group, passed away on this day. The group performed pop and doo-wop in addition to gospel.
1964: Writer, director and former actor Brandon Hammond was born on this day. His role in Soul Food as Big Momma's loving grandson, Ahmad, who only wanted to see his family get back together won over audiences everywhere.
1988: Public Enemy made their chart debut with 'Bring the Noise' on this day.
1993: Professional Tennis great, Arthur Ashe, passed away on this day. Mr. Ashe was the first African American player to compete in the International sport of tennis at the highest level of the game and was one of the most prominent players of his time. He also founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health before his death.
2003: The British documentary on Michael Jackson aired on ABC-TV's 20/20 and was introduced by Barbara Walters. 38 million folks tuned in to watch the two-hour special.
2007: Two-time Olympic medalist in track and field and first woman to compete for the US in five Olympics, Willye White, passed away on this day in Chicago, IL at age 67. (Photo: AP)