Almanac - Thursday 2/13/20
Today is World Radio Day!
Today is Thursday, the 13th of February of 2020
It is the 44th day of the year
322 days remain until the end of the year
19 days until Super Tuesday March 3, 2020
The sun rises at 7:01 am
and sunset will be at 5:48 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 47 minutes of daylight. The solar transit will be at 12:24 pm.
The first high tide was at 2:39 am
and the next high tide will be at 2:41 pm.
The first low tide will be at 8:29 am
and the next low tide at 8:30 pm.
The Moon is 75.5% visible; a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction: 219.67° SW↑
Moon Altitude: 38.69°
Moon Distance: 227429 mi
Next New Moon: Feb 23, 2020 7:32 am
Next Full Moon: Mar 9, 2020 10:47 am
Next Moonset: Today 10:02 am
Today is also…
On this day in Black History…
(1892) The World's Fair Colored Opera Company performs at Carnegie Hall, the first African American performers to do so.
(1920) Andrew "Rube" Foster, the “Father of Black Baseball”, organizes the Negro National League at a YMCA in Kansas City, Missouri. It is the first baseball league for African Americans and operated successfully until 1931.
(1923) The first professional African-American basketball team is formed in Harlem, New York -- the New York Renaissance.
(1957) Southern Christian Leadership Conference organized at a meeting in New Orleans with Martin Luther King Jr. as president.
(1970) Joseph Searles is the first African American member of the New York Stock Exchange.
(1973) Gertrude E. Downing and William Desjardin patented the corner cleaner attachment.
Also on this day in history…
1914 – In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
2004 – The Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announces the discovery of the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093. Astronomers named this star "Lucy" after The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
2011 – For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, are able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1903 – Georges Simenon, Belgian-Swiss author (d. 1989)
1923 – Chuck Yeager, American general and pilot; first test pilot to break the sound barrier
1933 – Kim Novak, American actress
1942 – Peter Tork, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor (d. 2019)
1945 – Simon Schama, English historian and author
1950 – Peter Gabriel, English singer-songwriter and musician
1961 – Henry Rollins, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor