Almanac - Thursday 2/3/22
Today is Thursday, the 3rd of February of 2022
February 3 is the 34th day of the year
331 days remain until the end of the year
44 days until spring begins
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:11:39 am
and sunset will be at 5:36:49 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 25 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:24:14 pm.
The first high tide was at 12:39 am at 5.49 feet
The first low tide will be at 6:00 am at 2.05 feet
The next high tide will be at 11:48 am at 6.16 feet
and the final low tide tonight at Ocean Beach will be at 6:31 pm at -0.60 feet
The Moon is currently 7.2% visible
It’s a Waxing Crescent
We’ll have the First Quarter Moon in 5 days on Tuesday the 8th of February of 2022 at 5:50 am
Today is also…
On this day in Black History…
( my source is… https://blackfacts.com/ )
1810 – Antonio Ruiz (El Negro Falucho), national hero of Buenos Aires, Argentina, dies for his country.
1874 – Blanche Kelso Bruce elected to a full six-year term in the U.S. Senate by the Mississippi legislature.
1920 – The Negro Baseball League founded.
1948 – Black Mother and Sons Condemned to Death
Rosa Ingram and her fourteen and sixteen-year-old sons condemned to death for the alleged murder of a white Georgian. Mrs. Ingram said she acted in self-defense.
1948 – Laura Wheeler Waring, portrait painter and illustrator dies.
1956 – U of Alabama First Black Student
Autherine J. Lucy becomes the first black student to attend the University of Alabama. She was expelled three days later “for her own safety” in response to threats from a mob. In 1992 Autherine Lucy Foster graduated from the University with a master’s degree in education. The same day, her daughter, Grazia Foster, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in corporate finance.
Born on this day in 1957, Marlon Troy Riggs (February 3, 1957 – April 5, 1994) was an American filmmaker, educator, poet, and gay rights activist.
1964 – School officials reported that 464,000 Black and Puerto Rican students boycotted New York City public schools. More than 267,000 were absent during second boycott, March 16.
1965 – Geraldine McCullough, a renowned sculptor and painter, wins the Widener Gold Medal award.
1981 – The Air Force Academy drops its ban on applicants with sickle cell trait.
1988 – In Montgomery, Alabama, Thomas Reed, president of the Alabama chapter of the NAACP, was arrested after he and 11 others attempted to strike a Confederate flag flying atop the state capitol building.
1989 – Tennis professional Lori McNeil defeated Chris Evert in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
1989 – Former Saint Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White is named President of the National League. He is the first African American to head a major sports league.
1997 – Award-winning jazz drummer Tony Williams dies in Daly City, California
Also on this day in history…
1870 – The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to male citizens regardless of race.
1959 – Rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson are killed in a plane crash along with the pilot near Clear Lake, Iowa, an event later known as The Day the Music Died.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You get to share birthday cake with…
1909 – Simone Weil, French mystic and philosopher (d. 1943)
1943 – Shawn Phillips, American-South African singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956 – Nathan Lane, American actor and comedian