Almanac - Friday 2/19/21
Today Friday, the 19th of February of 2021...
February 19 is the 50th day of the year.
315 days remain until the end of the year
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.
Solar noon will be at 12:24 pm.
The first high tide at Ocean Beach was at 3:29 am at 5.28 feet
The first low tide will be at 11:00 am at 1.20 feet
The next high tide at 6:04 pm at 3.65 feet
and the final low tide at Ocean Beach 10:13 pm at 3.05 feet
The next phase will be a Full Moon in 8 days on Saturday 27th of February of 2021 at 12:17 am
Today is also…
Armed Forces Day on Mexico
Flag Day in Turkmenistan
On this day in Black History…
Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois, met a Grand Hotel, Paris. There were fifty-seven delegates sixteen from the United States and fourteen from Africa form sixteen countries and colonies. Blaise Diagne of Senegal was elected president and Du Bois was named secretary.
– On this day in 1942, the Tuskegee Airmen were initiatedThe Tuskegee Airmen blazed their way into history as the first African-American pilots who fought in World War II in the 1940s and maintaining the aircrafts.
Officially known as the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Corps, the group was subjected to segregation and discrimination during their time in the army despite being as brave in fighting enemies as the rest of the military. Meanwhile, racism in America was still very much alive through Jim Crow laws.
Every African-American pilot (and five Haitians) who served in the squadrons were trained at Tuskegee Institute and the group earned the nickname "Red Tail Angels" because the bombers they escorted saw them as angels and their planes' tails and propellers were painted in red.
By the end of WWII, 992 men had graduated from Tuskegee. They carried out more than 200 bomber escort missions, damaged 409 German planes, 950 ground units and sank a battleship.
On today in 1992, John Singleton became the youngest and first African American director to be nominated for an Academy Award. He was 24 years old at the time of his nomination. Singleton was nominated for the film, “Boyz N the Hood”.
Harper Lee , in full Nelle Harper Lee (born April 28, 1926, Monroeville, Alabama, U.S.—died February 19, 2016, Monroeville), American writer nationally acclaimed for her novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960).
– On this day in 2002, Vonetta Flowers became the first black gold medalist in the Winter Olympics game, for the two person bobsled event
and black history birthdays today include
Smokey Robinson is a famous American singer and songwriter, who had a successful career both as part of the group “The Miracles” and as a solo artist. He was born as William Robinson, Jr. on February 19, 1940 to a poor family in Detroit.
Also on this day in history…
1846 – In Austin, Texas the newly formed Texas state government is officially installed. The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following the annexation of Texas by the United States.
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1924 – Lee Marvin, American actor (d. 1987)
1940 – Smokey Robinson, American singer-songwriter and producer
1946 – Karen Silkwood, American technician and activist (d. 1974)
1952 – Amy Tan, American novelist, essayist, and short story writer
1958 – Steve Nieve, English keyboard player and composer