Almanac - Thursday 2/8/18
Today Thursday, 8th of February of 2018 is the 39th day of the year.
There are 326 days remaining until the end of the year
271 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018
(8 months and 29 days from today)
999 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 8 months and 26 days from today)
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:06 am
and sunset will be at 5:43 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 37 minutes of daylight
Solar noon will be at 12:24 pm.
the first high tide will be at 5:40am
and the next high tide at 7:39 pm.
The only low tide of the day will be at 12:43 pm.
The Moon is 41.5% visible; a Waning Crescent moon
New Moon in 7 days on Thursday the 15th of February of 2018 at 1:05 pm
There will also be Partial Solar Eclipse
First Quarter Moon in 15 days Friday the 23th of February of 2018 at 12:09 am
Full Moon in 21 days Thursday the 1st of March of 2018 at 4:51 pm
Last Quarter Moon in 28 days Friday the 9th of March of 2018 at 3:20 am
Moon Direction:↑ 152.10° SSE
Moon Altitude: 31.75°
Moon Distance: 248843 mi
Next Moonset: Today12:11 pm
Fat Thursday, Also known as Giovedí Grasso
On this day in African-American History
as found on https://blackamericaweb.com/
1924: Brooklyn Dodger Joe Black was born this day. He was the first African American pitcher to win a World Series Game. He passed away in 2002 at age 78.
1997: Erykah Badu topped the R&B charts with her single 'On and On' on this day
1944: Harry S. McAlpin became the first African American journalist invited to a White House Press Conference.
1948: Tenor/falsetto singer and songwriter Ron Tyson was born on this day in Philadelphia, PA.
1965: The Supremes released the single 'Stop in the Name of Love' on this day and it held the number-one position on the Billboard pop singles chart in the US from March 21, 1965 through April 3,
1968: Actor Gary Coleman was born this day in Zion, Illinois. He passed away in May of 2010 at age 42
1975: 'Shining Star' by Earth, Wind & Fire charted on this day on its way to number 1 on both the R&B and Pop charts
1978: Leon Spinks defeated Muhammad Ali for the Heavyweight title on this day.
1986: Billy Ocean's 'When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going' reached #1 on this day in Britain.
1990: Andy Rooney of 60 Minutes was suspended for three months without pay for making racist remarks on this day.
2009: Former running back and kick returner, Eddie Ayers, for UCLA (1973-75) who played on the school's 1976 Rose Bowl championship team that defeated No. 1 Ohio State passed away on this day. He was 54
2011: Blues and soul singer Marvin Sease passed away on this day in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was 64 years old.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!
You share this day with…
1921 – Lana Turner, American actress (d. 1995)
1932 – John Williams, American pianist, composer, and conductor
1941 – Tom Rush, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1984 – Cecily Strong, American actress
…and on this day in history…
1960 – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issues an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name Mountbatten-Windsor.
1968 – American civil rights movement: The Orangeburg massacre: An attack on black students from South Carolina State University who are protesting racial segregation at the town's only bowling alley, leaves three or four dead in Orangeburg, South Carolina.