Almanac - Wednesday 2/6/19
Today is Wednesday, the 6th of February of 2019 is the 37th day of the year. There are 328 days remaining until the end of the year. 42 days until spring begins...
...and 636 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 8 months and 28 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:09 am
and sunset will be at 5:40 pm.
We will have 10 hours and 31 minutes of daylight.
Solar transit will be at 12:24 pm.
The first high tide was at 1:02 am
and the next high tide at 11:57 am.
The first low tide will be at 6:01 am
and the next low tide at 6:29 pm.
The Moon is 2.4% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction: 69.77° ENE↑
Moon Distance: 252361 mi
Next Full Moon: Tuesday February 19, 2019 at 7:53 am
Next New Moon: Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 8:03 am
Next Moonrise: Today at 8:22 am
Waitangi Day, celebrates the founding of New Zealand in 1840.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1895 – Babe Ruth, American baseball player and coach (d. 1948)
1912 – Christopher Hill, English historian and author (d. 2003)
1932 – François Truffaut, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)
1939 – Mike Farrell, American actor, director, and producer
1946 – Kate McGarrigle, Canadian musician and singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
1955 – Michael Pollan, American journalist, author, and academic
1962 – Axl Rose, American singer-songwriter and producer
…and on this day in history…
1952 – Elizabeth II becomes Queen of the United Kingdom and her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth 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.
And on this day in Black History…
found on https://www.blackfacts.com/facts/2/6
Feb 6, 1867 The Peabody Fund for Black education in the South established.
On this day, Feb 6, 1870, Jonathan Jasper Wright was elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Feb 6, 1898 Melvin B. Tolson, author, educator, poet, was born
Inez Maxine Pitter Haynes was born February 06, 1919. As with her sisters, she had struggled in the University of Washington both because of the Great Depression and racial discrimination. Undaunted, Inez switched majors in her junior year and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in sociology in 1941. She left Seattle to attend the Lincoln School of Nursing in New York, where she received her nursing degree. Years later in 1971, with two nursing degrees and extensive professional experience, Inez Maxine Pitter Haynes became an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Washington, the same school that denied her access to its nursing school. In 1976 she left to teach at Seattle Pacific University, where she remained until she retired in 1981. Inez Maxine Pitter Haynes died in 2004.
Feb 6, 1933 Walter E. Fauntroy was born in Washington, D.C. He went on to become a District of Columbia delegate to the House of Representatives.
Feb 6, 1961 Jail-in movement started in Rock Hill, S.C., when students refused to pay fines and requested jail sentences. Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee urged south-wide "Jail, No Bail" campaign.
Feb 6, 1972 Robert Lewis Douglas founder and coach of the Rens, is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Tennis player Arthur Ashe dies on this day, February 6, 1993. Ashe was the first African American to win at Wimbledon.
Ronald V. Dellums resigned from his seat in Congress on February 6, 1998. His resignation prompted a special election which sent Barbara Lee to Congress from his district.
Norma Merrick Sklarek, died on this day, February 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. As a Black female, Sklarek became a well-respected project director and educator within the white male dominated field of architecture. Sklarek been called "The Rosa Parks of Architecture"