Almanac - Friday 2/14/20
It is Frederick Douglass Day!
Today is Friday, the 14th of February of 2020...
It is the 45th day of the year.
321 days remain until the end of the year.
18 days until Super Tuesday March 3 2020
263 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 3 2020
(8 months and 20 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:00 am
and sunset will be at 5:49 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 49 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:24 pm.
The first high tide was at 3:23 am
and the next high tide will be at 3:57 pm.
The first low tide will be at 9:38 am
and the next low tide at 9:21 pm.
The Moon is 65.6% visible; a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction: 176.29° S↑
Moon Altitude: 41.71°
Moon Distance: 229782 mi
Last Quarter Moon in 1 day, Saturday the 15th of February of 2020 at 2:17 pm
Next New Moon: Feb 23, 2020 7:32 am
Next Full Moon: Mar 9, 2020 10:47 am
Next Moonset: Today 10:35 am
Today is also…
Parents' Worship Day in parts of India
On this day in Black History…
February 14, 1867 – Morehouse College Organized in Augusta, Georgia. The institution was later moved to Atlanta.
February 14, 1936 – The National Negro Congress was organized at a Chicago meeting attended by 817 delegates representing more than 500 organizations. Asa Phillip Randolph of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was elected president of the new organization.
– On this day in 1817, abolitionist and author Frederick Douglass was born.
1943 – Maceo Parker, American saxophonist, best known for his work with James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic
– On this day in 1946, legendary performer Gregory Hines was born.
Also on this day in history…
2018 – A shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is one of the deadliest school massacres with 17 fatalities and 15 injuries.
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you! You share this special day with…
1895 – Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (d. 1973)
1913 – Jimmy Hoffa, American trade union leader (d. 1975)
1916 – Edward Platt, American actor (d. 1974)
1937 – Magic Sam, American singer and guitarist (d. 1969)
1939 – Blowfly, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)
1941 – Donna Shalala, American academic and politician, 18th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
1941 – Paul Tsongas, American lawyer and politician (d. 1997)
1946 – Gregory Hines, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)
1948 – Pat O'Brien, American journalist and author
1956 – Dave Dravecky, American baseball player
1960 – Meg Tilly, American actress and author