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Almanac - Thursday 2/3/22

Carrot Cake
Jason Powers
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Carrot Cake

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…

American Painters Day

Doggy Date Night

Elmo's Birthday

Four Chaplains Memorial Day

International Golden Retriever Day

National Carrot Cake Day

National Cordova Ice Worm Day

National Missing Persons Day

National Patient Recognition Day

National Sweater Day (Canada)

National Wedding Ring Day

National Women Physicians Day

Take a Cruise Day

The Day the Music Died

Today is also…

Day of the Virgin of Suyapa in Honduras

Four Chaplains Day in the Episcopal Church)

Communist Party of Vietnam Foundation Anniversary

Heroes' Day in Mozambique

Martyrs' Day in São Tomé and Príncipe

Setsubun in Japan

Veterans' Day in Thailand

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…

1690 – The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in the Americas.

1783Spain–United States relations are first established.

1870 – The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to male citizens regardless of race.

is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.

1918 – The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long.

1958 – Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community

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.

1960British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of "a wind of change", signalling that his Government was likely to support decolonisation.

1971 – New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption

1995 – Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You get to share birthday cake with…

1736Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austrian composer and theorist (d. 1809)

1809Felix Mendelssohn, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1847)

1811Horace Greeley, American journalist and politician (d. 1872)

1874Gertrude Stein, American novelist, poet, playwright, (d. 1946)

1894Norman Rockwell, American painter and illustrator (d. 1978)

1900Mabel Mercer, English-American singer (d. 1984)

1904Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (d. 1934)

1909 – Simone Weil, French mystic and philosopher (d. 1943)

1925Shelley Berman, American actor and comedian (d. 2017)

1935Johnny "Guitar" Watson, American blues, soul, and funk singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)

1938Victor Buono, American actor (d. 1982)

1940Fran Tarkenton, American football player and sportscaster

1943 – Shawn Phillips, American-South African singer-songwriter and guitarist

1949Jim Thorpe, American golfer

1950Morgan Fairchild, American actress

1956 – Nathan Lane, American actor and comedian

1969Beau Biden, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 44th Attorney General of Delaware (d. 2015)

1977Daddy Yankee, American-Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, rapper, actor and record producer

1984Elizabeth Holmes, American fraudster, founder of Theranos