It's Cherry Pie day!
Today is Thursday, the 20th of February of 2020.
It is the 51st day of the year.
315 days remain until the end of the year.
29 days until spring begins
13 days until Super-Tuesday
March 3, 2020
257 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(8 months and 15 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:53 am
and sunset will be at 5:55 pm.
We will have 11 hours and 2 minutes of daylight. The solar transit will be at 12:24 pm.
The first low tide was at 2:58 am
The first high tide will be at 8:55 am
and the next low tide at 3:51 pm.
and the final high tide at the Golden Gate will be at 10:58 pm.
New Moon in 3 days on Sunday the 23rd of February of 2020 at 7:32 am
Clean Out Your Bookcase Day
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Love Your Pet Day
National Cherry Pie Day
National Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab and South Asian Immigrants
National Handcuff Day
National Muffin Day
National Student Volunteer Day
Northern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day
The Great American Spit Out
Today is also…
Day of Heavenly Hundred Heroes in Ukraine
World Day of Social Justice
On this day in Black History…
1927 – Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban singer and musician was born (d. 2005)
1927 – Sidney Poitier, Bahamian-American actor, director, and diplomat, was born
– On this day in 1927, legendary actor Sidney Poitier was born
– On this day in 1929, writer Wallace Thurman’s play, called Harlem, opened in Harlem
1937 – Nancy Wilson, American singer and actress was born (d. 2018)
1952 – Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.
– On this day in 1963, NBA legend Charles Barkley was born
1984 – Trevor Noah, South African comedian, actor, and television host was born
– On this day in 1991, 8 African Americans won Grammy Awards
Also on this day in history…
1792 – The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by United States President George Washington.
1816 – Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville premieres at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.
1872 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City.
1877 – Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake receives its premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
1909 – Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.
1931 – The U.S. Congress approves the construction of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge by the state of California.
1943 – American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
1943 – The Saturday Evening Post publishes the first of Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms in support of United States President Franklin Roosevelt's 1941
1971 – The United States Emergency Broadcast System is accidentally activated in an erroneous national alert.
1986 – The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft. Remaining in orbit for 15 years, it is occupied for ten of those years.
1998 – American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you! You share this day with with…
1902 – Ansel Adams, American photographer and environmentalist (d. 1984)
1904 – Alexei Kosygin, Russian soldier and politician, 8th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1980)
1906 – Gale Gordon, American actor (d. 1995)
1924 – Gloria Vanderbilt, American actress, fashion designer, and socialite (d. 2019)
1925 – Robert Altman, American director and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1927 – Roy Cohn, American lawyer and political activist (d. 1986)
1934 – Bobby Unser, American race car driver
1935 – Ellen Gilchrist, American novelist, short story writer, and poet
1936 – Larry Hovis, American actor and singer (d. 2003)
1938 – Richard Beymer, American actor, director, and cinematographer
1941 – Buffy Sainte-Marie, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
1942 – Mitch McConnell, American lawyer, and politician
1946 – Sandy Duncan, American actress, singer, and dancer
1946 – J. Geils, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
1949 – Ivana Trump, Czech-American socialite and model
1950 – Walter Becker, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2017)
1954 – Patty Hearst, American actress and author
1960 – Joel Hodgson, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1966 – Cindy Crawford, American model and businesswoman
1967 – Kurt Cobain, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1994)