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Almanac - Tuesday 2/6/18

Bob Marley (image found on flickr)

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

42 days until spring begins...

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

Today is…

African American Coaches Day


Lame Duck Day


National Frozen Yogurt Day


Pay-a-Compliment Day


Ronald Reagan Day

It’s also…

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Sami National Day, celebrated in RussiaFinlandNorway and Sweden

Waitangi Day, celebrates the founding of New Zealand in 1840.

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this day with…

885 – Emperor Daigo of Japan (d. 930)

1748 – Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher and academic, founded the Illuminati (d. 1830)

1756 – Aaron Burr, American colonel and politician, 3rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1836)

1894 – Eric Partridge, New Zealand-English lexicographer and academic (d. 1979)

1895 – Babe Ruth, American baseball player and coach (d. 1948

1911 – Ronald Reagan, American actor and politician, 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)

1912 – Eva Braun, German wife of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)

1917 – Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and socialite (d. 2016)

1922 – Denis Norden, English actor, screenwriter, and television host

1931 – Rip Torn, American actor

1932 – Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban soldier and anarchist (d. 1959)

1932 – François Truffaut, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)

1939 – Mike Farrell, American actor, director, and producer

1940 – Tom Brokaw, American journalist and author

1945 – Bob Marley, Jamaican singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)

1946 – Kate McGarrigle, Canadian musician and singer-songwriter (d. 2010)

1947 – Bill Staines, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1950 – Natalie Cole, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2015)

1955 – Michael Pollan, American journalist, author, and academic

1962 – Axl Rose, American singer-songwriter and producer

…and on this day in history…

AD 60 – The earliest date for which the day of the week is known. A graffito in Pompeii identifies this day as a dies Solis (Sunday). In modern reckoning, this date would have been a Wednesday.

1820 – The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society depart New York to start a settlement in present-day Liberia.

1840 – Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.

1899 – Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate

1918 – British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote.

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.

1959 – Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.

1987 – Justice Mary Gaudron becomes the first woman to be appointed to the High Court of Australia.

1988 – Michael Jordan makes his signature slam dunk from the free throw line inspiring Air Jordan and the Jumpman logo.

On this day in Black History

from blackamericaweb.com

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)