Almanac - Wednesday 2/24/21
Katherine G Johnson, the NASA mathematician, whose story is told in the movie Hidden Figures, passed away one year ago on this day at the age of 101.
Today is Wednesday, the 24th of February of 2021,
It’s the 55th day of the year
310 days remain until the end of the year
The sun rises at 6:47 am
and the sun sets this evening at 6:00 pm.
We will have 11 hours and 13 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:23 pm.
The first low tide will be at 2:22 am at 2.93 feet
The first high tide will be at 8:00 am at 6.04 feet
The next low tide at 3:12 pm at minus zero point 55 feet.
and the final high tide at Ocean Beach in San Francisco will be tonight at 10:08 pm at 4.84 feet.
The Moon is 90.4% visible; a Waxing Gibbous
Next Full Moon: Saturday February 27 at 12:17 am
The February full moon is called the Full Snow Moon
It’s also called the…
Bald Eagle Moon
Month of the Bony Moon
Today is also...
On this day in Black History…
Feb 24, 1811 -- Daniel A. Payne was born February 24, 1811, in Charleston, South Carolina. He was The sixth bishop of the American Methodist Episcopal Church. Payne was the first African American ordained by the Lutheran Church in 1837. In 1856, he founded Wilberforce University, where he became the first Black president of a college in America. On February 24 in 1893, Daniel A. Payne died.
February 24, 1864 - Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first African-American woman to receive a Doctor of Medicine degree.
Feb 24, 1933 -- Ali Al Amin Mazrui was born February 24, 1933, Mombasa, Kenya, was a Kenyan-born American academic, professor, and political writer on African and Islamic studies and North-South relations. He died October 12, 2014, Vestal, New York, U.
Feb 24, 1940 -- Former world heavyweight boxing champion Jimmy Ellis was born James Albert Ellis in Louisville, Kentucky. Ellis won the World Boxing Association title after beating Jerry Quarry in April 1968.
Feb 24, 2020 -- Katherine G. Johnson, the Groundbreaking NASA Mathematician Featured in Hidden Figures, Has Died at 101. She played a key role in helping America win the space race and whose story was featured in the 2016 film Hidden Figures, died this day last year.
Also on this day in history…
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You get to share birthday cake with…
1933 – David "Fathead" Newman, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2009)
1934 – Renata Scotto, Italian soprano
1942 – Joe Lieberman, American lawyer and politician
1943 – Pablo Milanés, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947 – Rupert Holmes, English-American singer-songwriter and playwright
1947 – Edward James Olmos, American actor and director
1954 – Aurora Levins Morales, Puerto Rican Jewish writer and activist
1956 – Paula Zahn, American journalist and producer
1977 – Floyd Mayweather, Jr., American boxer