Almanac - Monday 2/26/18
Today Monday, 26th of February of 2018 is the 57th day of the year.
There are 308 days remaining until the end of the year
253 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018
(8 months and 11 days from today)
981 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 8 months and 8 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:44 am
and the sun sets at 6:02 pm.
Today we will have 11 hours and 18 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:23 pm.
The first low tide was at 1:41 am
and the next low tide will be at 2:44 pm.
The first high tide will be at 7:51 am
and the next high tide at 9:54 pm.
The Moon is currently 83.8% visible; a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction:↑ 300.07° WNW
Moon Distance:226600 mi
Next Moonrise:Today at 2:32 pm
Full Moon in 4 days Thursday 1st of March of 2018 at 4:51 pm
Last Quarter Moon in 11 days Friday 9th of March of 2018 at 3:20 am
New Moon in 19 days Saturday 17th of March of 2018 at 5:12 am
First Quarter Moon in 26 days Saturday 24th of March of 2018 at 7:35 am
On this day in African-American history…
1928: Fats Domino was born on this day. He is a singer, songwriter, pianist, composer, inductee into the Rock/Roll Hall of Fame and recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Medal of Arts
1943: Actor and director Bill Duke was born on this day in Poughkeepsie, New York
1964: On this day, the Kentucky boxer known to all as Cassius Clay, changed his name to Muhammad Ali as he accepted Islam and rejected Christianity. "I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and in peace ... I'm not a Christian anymore."
1971: Singer, songwriter, producer and video director, Erykah Badu, was born on this day in Dallas, TX
1979: Singer, songwriter and musician Corinne Bailey-Rae was born on this day in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
1983: Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' album reached number 1 on this day and stayed there for 37 weeks and selling more than 40 million copies
1985: Jimmy Cliff became the first Jamaican artist to win a Grammy as the Best Reggae Recording a newly instituted category. The song was 'Reggae
1985: Tina Turner won Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Vocal Performance all with the million seller 'What's Love Got to Do With It' at the 27th Annual Grammy Awards on this day.
1994: Aretha Franklin was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards on this day
1994: Curtis Mayfield was presented with the Grammy Legend Award on this day at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards. He passed away in December of 1999 in Georgia. He was 57 years old.
2014: Bantam Books congratulated Maya Angelou for having a novel on the best seller list for the longest length of time (two years) for 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' on this day.
2012: Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black Florida teen was fatally shot on this day by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman. Zimmerman claimed self-defense but was arrested nearly a month later and charged with murder
1985: On this day at the Grammy Awards ceremony, African-American musicians won awards in several categories. Lionel Richie"s "Can"t Slow Down" won best album of 1984. Tina Turner"s "What"s Love Got to Do With It" took the best record slot and earned her the title
In 1920, Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950) founded "Associated Publishers." In February 1926, he announced the institution of Negro History Week, which coincided with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.In 1976, the observance was expanded to "National
1996: Camp Atwater is a cultural, educational, and recreational camp designed for the children of African American professionals. The camp, founded in 1921 by Dr. William De Berry, was located in North Brookfield, Massachusetts.
1877: At a conference in the Wormley Hotel in Washington, representatives of Rutherford B. Hayes and representatives of the South negotiated agreement which paved the way for the election of Hayes as president and the withdrawal of federal troops from the South.