Almanac - Thursday 2/7/19
Today is Thursday, the 7th of February of 2019. It is the 38th day of the year. There are 327 days remaining until the end of the year. 41 days until spring begins. 635 days until Presidential Elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020...
(1 year 8 months and 27 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:08 am
and sunset will be at 5:42 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 34 minutes of daylight.
Solar transit will be at 12:25 pm.
The first high tide was at 1:29 am
and the next high tide will be at 12:33 pm.
The first low tide will be at 6:37 am
and the next low tide at 6:58 pm.
The Moon is 6.3% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction: 56.75° ENE↑
Moon Distance: 251669 mi
Next Full Moon: Tuesday Feb 19, 2019 at 7:53 am
Next New Moon: Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 8:03 am
Next Moonrise: Today at 8:52 am
Today is also…
Independence Day in Grenada
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you! You share this day with…
1934 – King Curtis, American saxophonist and producer (d. 1971)
1978 – Ashton Kutcher, American model, actor, producer, and entrepreneur
…and on this day in history….
1900 – A Chinese immigrant in San Francisco falls ill to bubonic plague in the first plague epidemic in the continental United States.
2013 – The U.S. state of Mississippi officially certifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was formally ratified by Mississippi in 1995.
And on this day in Black History…
On February 7, 1872 Alcorn A&M College opened.
Oscar William Adams Jr. was born on February 7, 1925, in Birmingham, Alabama. He was the first African American Supreme Court Justice appointed in Alabama and when he later stood for election to a full term, the first African American elected to a statewide constitutional office. He also litigated many civil rights cases in his career as a lawyer and was part of the first African American law firm established in the state.
On February 7, 1926, Carter G. Woodson creates Negro History Week. In 1976 it became Black History Month.
On February 7, 1945, Irwin Molison appointed judge of the US Customs Court.
On February 7, 1946, a Filibuster in U.S. Senate killed FEPC bill. The Fair Employment Practice Committee (FEPC) was created in 1941 in the United States to implement Executive Order 8802 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, "banning discriminatory employment practices by Federal agencies and all unions and companies engaged in war-related work."
Congressman Allen West was born on February 7, 1961 in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2010, retired lieutenant colonel Allen West became the first black Republican to represent Florida in Congress since Rep. Josiah T. Walls, who served during Reconstruction.