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Almanac - Thursday 2/22/18

Chili from www.thefoodspot.com, taken by flickr user William Jones

Today is Thursday, the 22nd of February of 2018.

26 days until spring begins...

The sun rose this morning at 6:50 am 

and sunset will be at 5:58 pm.

Today we will have 11 hours and 8 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 12:24 pm.

The first low tide will be at 10:20 am 

and the next high tide at 5:10 pm.

and the next low tide at 9:59 pm.

The Moon is 43 percent visible

First Quarter Moon in 1 day Friday the 23rd of February of 2018 at 12:09 am

Full Moon in 7 days on Thursday the 1st of March of 2018 at 4:51 pm

Today is…

Be Humble Day

European Day for Victims of Crime

George Washington's Birthday

International World Thinking Day

National Chili Day

National Cook a Sweet Potato Day

National Margarita Day

National Wildlife Day

The Great American Spit Out

Walking the Dog Day

it's also...

Birthday of Scouting and Guiding founder Robert Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell,

Independence Day (Saint Lucia)

Today in African American History

from blackfacts.com and blackamericaweb.com

Abe Attell , byname the Little Champ was born February 22, 1884, San Francisco, California.

1938 -- Ishmael Reed, poet, born

1936: R&B singer Ernie K-Doe was born on this day in New Orleans, LA and was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2009. He passed away in July of 2001.

1950: One of the great superstars of the NBA and Hall of Famer, Julius "Dr. J" Erving, was born this day in East Meadow, NY.

1962: Wilt Chamberlain, the first player in NBA history named MVP and Rookie of the Year in the same season (1960) set an NBA record with 34 free throw attempts on this day.

1976: Florence Ballard, the original lead singer of the Supremes, died on this day of a heart attack nine years after she left the group. Aretha Franklin's father, Reverend C.L. Franklin gave the eulogy and the pall bearers were the Four Tops and Marv Johnson. She was only 32 years old.

2008: Alabama civil rights activist Johnnie Carr who joined childhood friend Rosa Parks in the historic Montgomery bus boycott passed away on this day. She was 97 years old.