Almanac - Monday 2/10/20
It's Oatmeal Monday!
Today is Monday, the 10th of February of 2020.
It is the 41st day of the year.
325 days remain until the end of the year.
22 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020
267 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(8 months and 24 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:05 am
and sunset will be at 5:45 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 40 minutes of daylight. Solar noon will be at 12:25 pm.
The first high tide was at 12:43 am
and the next high tide will be at 11:49 am.
The first low tide will be at 5:39 am
and the next low tide at 6:21 pm.
The Moon is 97.7% visible; now a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction: 251.78° WSW↑
Moon Altitude: 40.59°
Moon Distance: 224035 mi
Next New Moon: Sunday February 23, 2020 at 7:32 am
Next Full Moon: Monday March 9, 2020 at 10:47 am
Next Moonset: Today at 8:20 am
On this day in Black History...
1927 – Leontyne Price, world renowned soprano
1937 – Roberta Flack, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1957 – Southern Christian Leadership Conference founded,
1964 – After 12 days of debate and voting on 125 amendments, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by a vote of 290-130.
The bill prohibited any state or local government or public facility from denying access to anyone because of race or ethnic origin. It further gave the U.S. Attorney General the power to bring school desegregation law suits. The bill allowed the federal government the power to bring school desegregation law suits and to cut off federal funds to companies or states who discriminated. It forbade labor organizations or interstate commercial companies from discriminating against workers due to race or ethnic origins. Lastly, the federal government could compile records of denial of voting rights. After passage in the House, the bill went to the Senate, which after 83 days of debate passed a similar package on June 19 by a vote of 73 to 27. President Lyndon Johnson signed the legislation on July 2. Later, future Georgia governor Lester Maddox would become the first person prosecuted under the Civil Rights Act.
1966 – Andrew Brimmer becomes the first African-American governor of the Federal Reserve Board when he is appointed by President Johnson
Also on this day in history…
1962 – Roy Lichtenstein's first solo exhibition opened, and it included Look Mickey, which featured his first employment of Ben-Day dots, speech balloons and comic imagery sourcing, all of which he is now known for.
1967 – The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified. The first sentance reads, "In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President."
And if today is your birthday, Happy birthday to you! You share this special day with…
1940 – Kenny Rankin, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
1944 – Frances Moore Lappé, American author and activist
1961 – George Stephanopoulos, American television journalist