Almanac - Wednesday 2/26/20
It's Pistachio Day...
Today is Wednesday, the 26th of February of 2020
It is the 57th day of the year.
309 days remain until the end of the year.
6 days until Super-Tuesday March 3, 2020
251 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(8 months and 8 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:45 am
and the sun sets at 6:01 pm.
We will have 11 hours and 16 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:23 pm.
The first high tide was at 1:18 am
and the next high tide at 12:57 pm.
The first low tide will be at 6:52 am
and the next low tide at 7:00 pm.
The Moon is 7.5% visible; a waxing crescent
First Quarter Moon in 5 days on a Monday the 2nd of March of 2020 at 11:57 am
Today is also…
On this day in Black History…
– On this day in 1869, the right to vote for blacks was sent to states for ratification. The 15th Amendment is entered into the Constitution
Though it would be ratified a year later and never fully honored for almost a century, the 15th Amendment was entered into the Constitution. The amendment would grant all African American men the right to vote. It simply declared the "right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
Black voters faced much opposition and many of forms of voter intimidation such as poll taxes and literacy tests. The passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 put a stop to most Southern states being able to effectively disenfranchise African Americans.
– On this day in 1926, Carter G. Woodson started Negro History Week
– On this day in 1964, boxer Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali
– On this day in 1966, Andrew Brimmer became the first black governor of the Federal Reserve Board
Black History birthdays include…
– On this day in 1928, singer Fats Domino was born
Also on this day in history…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1861 – Nadezhda Krupskaya, Russian soldier and politician (d. 1939)
1877 – Rudolph Dirks, German-American illustrator (d. 1968)
1887 – William Frawley, American actor and vaudevillian (d. 1966)
1918 – Theodore Sturgeon, American author and critic (d. 1985)
1920 – Tony Randall, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2004)
1945 – Mitch Ryder, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949 – Emma Kirkby, English soprano