Almanac - Thursday 2/25/21
Today is Thursday February 25, 2021...
It is the 56th day of the year
309 days remain until the end of the year
the sun rises at 6:45 am
and the sun sets at 6:01 pm.
Today we will have 11 hours and 16 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:23 pm.
the first low tide was at 3:03 am
and the next low tide will be at 3:48 pm.
The first high tide will be at 8:47 am
and the final high tide at Ocean Beach in SF will be at 10:38 pm.
Full Moon in 2 days on Saturday the 27th of February of 2021 at 12:17 am
February is typically a time of heavy snowfall.
• Bald Eagle Moon
On this day in Black History…
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, located near Cheyney, Pennsylvania, was founded on February 25, 1837, making it the oldest predominantly African American institution of higher education in the United States. It was originally known as the African Institute was renamed the Institute of Colored Youth in 1852.
In 1842 Charles Lenox Remond became one of the first African Americans to give testimony before a state legislature when he addressed a committee of the Massachusetts House of Representatives investigating discrimination in public transportation. Here Remond contrasted the absence of discrimination in his travels in Europe with his rude treatment on public transportation in and around Boston.
On February 25: Feb. 25, 1870 - Hirman R. Revels of Mississippi was sworn in as first black U.S. Senator and first black Representative in Congress.
The opening of Archibald J. Motley, Jr's show at the New Gallery on Madison Avenue. This was the first time in History that an artist had made the front page of 'The New York Times' and it was the second one-person show by an African-American artist (the first being Henry O. Tanner). African scenes, voodoo dances, and African-Americans at leisure were themes presented by the artist.
Feb. 25, 1948 - Martin Luther King was ordained as a Baptist minister.
– On this day in 1964, Muhammad Ali became heavyweight champion.
Feb. 25, 1971 - President Nixon met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus and appointed a White House panel to study a list of recommendations made by the group.
– On this day in 1989, Mike Tyson won the heavyweight title.
– On this day in 1998, R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” won 3 Grammys.
Black History Birthdays today include...
Robert Hayden, in full Robert Earl Hayden, original name Asa Bundy Sheffey, (born August 4, 1913, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.—died February 25, 1980, Ann Arbor, Michigan), African American poet whose subject matter is most often the black experience.
– On this day in 1987, NAACP leader Edward Daniel Nixon died.
– On this day in 1975, Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad died.
Adrienne Mitchell, first African American woman to die in combat in the Persian Gulf War is killed in her military barracks in Dharan, Saudi Arabia
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