Almanac - Tuesday 2/4/20
Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks!
Today is Tuesday, the 4th of February of 2020.
It is the 35th day of the year in the year.
331 days remain until the end of the year.
28 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020
273 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(8 months and 30 days from today)
This day marks the approximate midpoint of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and of summer in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the December solstice).
The sun rises at 7:11 am
and the sun sets at 5:38 pm.
Today, we will have 10 hours and 27 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:24 pm.
The first low tide will be at 12:33 am
and the next low tide at 2:08 pm.
The first high tide will be at 6:51 am
and the next high tide at 9:30 pm.
The Moon is 73.9% visible; a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction:317.82° NW↑
Moon Distance:240376 mi
Next Moonrise:Today1:10 pm
We’ll have a Full Moon in 4 days on Saturday, the 8th of February of 2020 at 11:33 pm.
The full moon in February is called The Full Snow Moon. The heaviest snows often fall in February. This Moon has also been called the Hunger Moon.
Last Quarter Moon in 11 days on Tuesday the 15th of February of 2020 at 2:17 pm
New Moon in 19 days on a Sunday, the 23rd of February of 2020 at 7:32 am
First Quarter Moon in 26 days on a Monday, the 2nd of March of 2020 at 11:57 am
Today is also…
On this day in African-American history…
Jefferson Franklin Long died on February 4, 1907.
He a Republican who represented Georgia in the 41st Congress, was the first black member to speak on the floor of the House of Representatives, and was the only black representative from Georgia for just over a century. Long was born a slave in Knoxville, Georgia on March 3, 1836.
On February 4, 1875, Congressman James T. Rapier of Alabama, rose on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to support the Civil Right bill then before Congress which when enacted later that year became the Civil Rights Act of 1875.
Georgia Congressman Sanford Dixon Bishop Jr. was born on February 4, 1947, in Mobile, Alabama. In 1977 he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives where he served until 1990. That year he entered the Georgia Senate. In 1992 Bishop won election to the U.S. House of Representatives. He still serves in that body.
Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist, was born Rosa Louise McCauley on this day in Tuskegee, Alabama
in 1913 – (d. 2005)
Feb 4, 1969 – MPLA begins its armed struggle in Angola for independence against Portugal.
Feb 4, 1986 – A stamp of Sojourner Truth is issued by the U.S. Postal Service
Feb 4, 1996 – J.C. Watts becomes the first Black selected to respond to a state of the union address.
On this day in history…
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1912 – Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-American conductor (d. 1993)
1925 – Stanley Karnow, American journalist and historian (d. 2013)