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Almanac - Monday 2/17/20

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It's National Cabbage Day!

Today is Monday, February 17, 2020

It is the 48th day of the year, there are 317 days remaining in 2020.

Sunrise is at 6:57 AM, Sunset is at 5:50pm, giving us 10 hours and 53 minutes of daylight.

The moon is 32% illuminated, a waning crescent moon.

The first high tide will be at 6:06 am and the next high tide at 8:33 pm. The only low tide of the day will be at 1:19 pm.

Today is 

Presidents’ Day

National Cabbage Day

National Cafe au Lait Day

National Public Science Day

National Champion Crab Races Day

My Way Day

Random Acts of Kindness Day

National PTA Founders’ Day

Who Shall I Be Day

Some of Today's Birthdays:

1918 – Jacqueline Ferrand

1920 – Annie Castor

1922 – Tommy Edwards

1925 – Hal Holbrook

1929 – Alejandro Jodorowsky

1934 – Barry Humphries (Dame Edna Everage)

1936 – Jim Brown

1937 – Mary Ann Mobley

1940 – Vicente Fernández

1940 – Gene Pitney

1942 – Huey P. Newton

1948 – José José

1949 – Fred Frith

1954 – Lou Ann Barton

1954 – Rene Russo

1955 – Mo Yan

1957 – Loreena McKennitt

1962 – Lou Diamond Phillips

1963 – Alison Hargreaves

1963 – Michael Jordan

1972 – Billie Joe Armstrong

1972 – Philippe Candeloro

1972 – Taylor Hawkins

1981 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt

1981 – Paris Hilton

Today in history:

1863 – A group of citizens of Geneva founded an International Committee for Relief to the Wounded, which later became known as the International Committee of the Red Cross.

1867 – The first ship passes through the Suez Canal.

1904 – Madama Butterfly receives its première at La Scala in Milan.

1913 – The Armory Show opens in New York City, displaying works of artists who are to become some of the most influential painters of the early 20th century.

2011 – Arab Spring: Libyan protests against Muammar Gaddafi's regime begin.