Almanac - Wednesday 2/14/18
Today is Wednesday, the 14th of February of 2018is the 45th day of the year.
There are 320 days remaining until the end of the year.
265 days until Tuesday November 6, 2018
(8 months and 23 days from today)
993 days until Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 8 months and 20 days from today)
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:00 am
and sunset will be at 5:49 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 49 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:24 pm.
The first low tide was at 4:17 am
and the next low tide will be at 4:54 pm.
The first high tide will be at 10:13 am
and the next high tide at 11:53 pm.
The Moon is 1.6% visible; a Waning Crescent
Moon Direction:↑ 101.45° ESE
Moon Distance:249767 mi
Next Moonrise:Today 6:22 am
New Moon tomorrow, Thursday the 15th of February of 2018 at 1:05 pm
also a Partial Solar Eclipse
First Quarter Moon in 9 days, the Friday 23th of February of 2018 at 12:09 am
Full Moon in 15 days Thursday, the 1st of March of 2018 at 4:51 pm
Last Quarter Moon in 22 days, Friday, the 9th of March of 2018 at 3:20 am
Parents' Worship Day (parts of India)
On this day in African-American History...
found on https://blackamericaweb.com/
1936: More than 800 delegates representing over 500 organizations elected Asa Philip Randolph, of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters as the newly formed Nat'l Negro Congress.
1943: Funk and soul jazz saxophonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic in the 1970s, Maceo Parker was born on this day in Kingston, N.C.
1946: Tony Award winning, singer, dancer and choreographer Gregory Hines and the greatest tap dancer of his generation was born on this day in New York City. He passed away in 2003 at age 57
1957: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Montgomery, Ala., reads the telegram sent to U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower by the Southern Negro Leaders Conference in New Orleans, La.on this day. The telegram says that a mass pilgrimage will be made to the nation's capitol if the president does not make a stand calling for enforcement of the Supreme Court's ruling outlawing segregation
1966: NBA great, Wilt Chamberlain, set an NBA record on this day by scoring 20,884 points
1967: One of the greatest songs ever, 'Respect' by Aretha Franklin was recorded on this day
1976: 'Inseparable' by Natalie Cole was the number one R&B song on this day
1991: The SuperSoaker water gun invented and created by Lonnie Johnson received a patent on this day.
1994: Lenny Kravitz was awarded the Best International Male Artist trophy at the Thirteenth Brit Awards on this day in London.
1996: Prince and Mayte Garcia got married in a Minneapolis church on this day. Mayte is currently starring in the reality show 'The Hollywood Exes' with Sheree Zampino, Nicole Murphy, Andrea Kelly, Jessica Canseco and Daphne Wayans
2005: The romantic comedy 'Hitch' starring Will Smith and Eva Mendez opened in theaters and took in over $45 million during Valentine's Day Weekend.
2005: Marvel Comics announced that Marvel's first Black Superhero, the Black Panther would be making a comeback with the hopes of sparking the imaginations of a new generation of black youth
2006: English singer, songwriter arranger and record producer Lynden David Hall passed away on this day. In 2003, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and died from complications resulting from the stem cell transplant he received in January 2005. He was 31 years old
2011: Negro league baseball pitcher, outfielder, and first baseman Cecil Kaiser passed away on this day after a fall. He was 94 years old. He was nicknamed the "Minute Man" as it took him about one minute to strike out batters and as the "Aspirin Tablet Man" for throwing pitches that resembled aspirin tablets.
also in history...
1778 – The United States flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte renders a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
IF today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1895 – Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (d. 1973)
1913 – Jimmy Hoffa, American trade union leader (d. 1975)
1916 – Edward Platt, American actor (d. 1974)
1937 – Magic Sam, American singer and guitarist (d. 1969)
1939 – Blowfly, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)
1941 – Paul Tsongas, American lawyer and politician (d. 1997)
1943 – Maceo Parker, American saxophonist
1946 – Gregory Hines, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)
1960 – Meg Tilly, American actress and author